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Ok so my doctor said I have a fibroid at the top of my uterus and the only way to get rid of it is by taking out my uterus i need a second opinion?

Ok so my doctor said I have a fibroid at the top of my uterus and the only way to get rid of it is by taking out my uterus i need a second opinion?

2nd opinion : If the fibroid is large and in an awkward spot and you do not desire more children than a hysterectomy is perhaps a good choice. If it is small or in an easily accessible spot a myomectomy might be a better choice. Accessa is a minimally invasive option available to some. Without seeing your ultrasound it's impossible to say. Schedule a visit for a second opinion. ...Read more

Fibroids (Definition)

Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. 1 of every 3 women of child-bearing age have these tumors and up to 80% of african-american women have fibroids. They are often asymptomatic but they can also cause significant symptoms. It is the most common cause of heavy menstrual bleeding. Pelvic pain and increased urinary frequency ...Read more


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1st Gyn advised me to stop HRT cold turkey. 2nd opinion Gyn told me to be weaned off HRT in 2 yrs. Isn't this too long? 56 y.o. hx of fibroids/polyps.

1st Gyn advised me to stop HRT cold turkey. 2nd opinion Gyn told me to be weaned off HRT in 2 yrs. Isn't this too long? 56 y.o. hx of fibroids/polyps.

Answer is variable: There is no "cut in stone" answer to how to stop HRT. You will find DR's will vary in their opinion on how to accomplish this. Your past medica2l history and current meds, would be factoring into an answer. Since those are not available to me, I would have to suggest asking either of the DR's you have seen about the answer. Just inform them of the different opinions, and ask why they are diff. ...Read more

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Deciding btwn novasure or hysterectomy. My problem isn't heavy periods or cramping, i experience some pain due to fibroids. Opinion: best solution?

Deciding btwn novasure or hysterectomy.  My problem isn't heavy periods or cramping, i experience some pain due to fibroids. Opinion: best solution?

Hysterectomy if Pain: Novasure is wonderful for reducing menstrual bleeding. Fibroids are benign tumors that are present in 25-50% of women during their reproductive years. Since you have pain and fibroids, the question is is the pain significant enough you desire relief to improve the quality of your life (ie. Worth surgical risks)? If you've completed your family then hysterectomy; if not, then myomectomy. ...Read more

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I am 47 and i had fibroid earlier 7 yrs back but it came back they told to get surgery and remove the fibroid.. Need opinions?

Options: Options for fibroids now include vascular ablation by an interventional radiologist in addition to surgical procedures. Surgical options are also many, and include removing the fibroid only, or the entire uterus with or without the ovaries. These can be done transvaginally, laparoscopically, or open. Talk to a gynecologist that is experienced with these options to get an opinion about your case. ...Read more

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Opinions on using bhrt after 2 x art tries, causing severe fibroid & cyst issues. Peri-menopausal and dealing with fertility issue. Is it recommended?

Opinions on using bhrt after 2 x art tries, causing severe fibroid & cyst issues. Peri-menopausal and dealing with fertility issue. Is it recommended?

BIoHRT: You are a bit young to be peri menopausal. There are many forms of hrt. Biologically identical simply means that te compound is the same as what you body makes. I think these are safe. I think topical is better than oral. A good resource is the north american menopause society (nams) 2012 position statement on hormone replacement. A new review shows women with hysterectomies lived longer on hrt. ...Read more

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Fibroids, 33 yrs old, a+ fit.Gyn' gave her hormo. Shot, has reduced growth, will use davi' arm to remove, may need 2 open still, will other opinions help?

Fibroids, 33 yrs old, a+ fit.Gyn' gave her hormo. Shot, has reduced growth, will use davi' arm to remove, may need 2 open still, will other opinions help?

Well?: The injection was likely depo luprn which may shrink them up to 30-50% by creating a temporary menopause. The davinci may do the job for the myomectomy. I am a traditional laparoscopist. This means we stand by the patient using a camera and instruments instead of the device. Deeply embedded fibroids can be hard to remove without opening. Generally the incisions are not big. You'll be ok. ...Read more

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3 opinions say i need hysterectomy d/t fibroid, suggested leaving cervix but removing center of it and cauterizing. Will i still have monthly bleeding?

3 opinions say i need hysterectomy d/t fibroid, suggested leaving cervix but removing center of it and cauterizing. Will i still have monthly bleeding?

Not usually : That is called a supracervical hysterectomy. Occassionally someone will experience a small amount of bleeding due to endometrial cells present in the lower uterine segment. That is not very common though. ...Read more

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Hi, fibroid size4.2×4.5cm in posterior wall of uterus.Dr.told remove uterus,any possible to remove ly fibroid,after surgery any prblm,pls give opnion?

Hi, fibroid size4.2×4.5cm in posterior wall of uterus.Dr.told remove uterus,any possible to 
remove ly fibroid,after surgery any prblm,pls give opnion?

Fibroid removal: If you are having heavy bleeding, pain or your uterus is greater than 12 weeks size, removing the fibroid or uterus is advisable Fibroids tend to be multiple and can return after surgery. If you have completed childbearing then uterine removal is a consideration. If you have not or just desire to retain the uterus knowing the risk of fibroid return then myomectomy is a consideration.(only fibroid) ...Read more

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Can a 1cm fibroid cause symptoms?

Unlikely: Anyone can get a uterine fibroid, which is an overgrowth of muscle cells in the shape of a ball. Like moles on the skin, they come in different sizes/shapes; RARELY cancerous. You only need surgery if you have symptoms like pain/pressure/incontinence/bleeding/bloating. Size/location don't matter. Lupron (leuprolide) or embolization are ways to control w/out surgery. US follow up is very important. ...Read more

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Dr. John Lipman
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Uterine Fibroids (Definition)

Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. They occur in 1 of every 3 women regardless of race and up to 80 % of african-american women of child bearing age. They are often asymptomatic but they can cause significant symptoms (exe. Heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, increased urinary frequency). They ...Read more


Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Second Opinion (Definition)

A second opinion is where a patient seeks the advice of another physician after consulting with a doctor. If a patient is unsatisfied with a doctor's diagnosis or proposed treatment, a patient may seek out the opinion of another doctor to ensure that the diagnosis ...Read more