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Per my blood work, my estrogen level is 7. I got a prscriptn for divigel but my mom had breast cancer 3 yrs ago. Pls advs. Currently in great health for 51. Black female, straight, otr, cdl driver. Hysterectomy 4 yrs ago for fibroids. I get a physica

Per my blood work, my estrogen level is 7.  I got a prscriptn for divigel but my mom had breast cancer 3 yrs ago. Pls advs. Currently in great health for 51.   Black female, straight,  otr, cdl driver.  Hysterectomy 4 yrs ago for fibroids. I get a physica

I : I share your concerns. I do not know what symptoms you are having that you were prescribed Divigel for, but i assume that you are having menopausal symptoms that you are suffering from. My concern with you would be your family history of breast cancer. In addition, there is increased cardiovascular risks in women over 50 and in women who are overweight. I am very concerned that you could have consequences from taking this medication, so please discuss your risk factors with your doctor. My concern with herbal medications is that they carry the same risk with their estrogen-like substances as regular estrogen, so the herbal medication or bio-identicals have not been proven safe in large peer-reviewed studies either. There are other non-hormonal medications that can help menopausal symptoms, such as neurontin, (gabapentin) but there are several others that you can read about or ask your doctor about as well. ...Read more

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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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I 've gained weight .Could this be due to fibroids ? I used to be 120 pounds and now 150.I am a health eater but can't seem to bring the weight down.

I 've gained  weight .Could this be due to fibroids ? I used to be 120 pounds and now 150.I am a health eater but can't seem to bring the weight down.

Not due to Fibroids: Fibroids are growths commonly found in the uterus. While they can become large over time they seldom make the uterus weigh more than a few pounds. A 5 lb uterus would be really really big.I would look for other causes of the 30 lb weight gain. ...Read more

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I have fibroid outside of utres & i m taking medicine orally. Is this really diagnose? My age is 42 running. No health history

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Hard to say: It's very hard to second guess another doctor when we have no clear information or imaging by which he made the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Gyn, what is considered normal estrogen, if one has large fibroids?I don't have health insurance to do surgery.My fibroids are large 6 mnths look like.

Gyn, what is considered normal estrogen, if one has large fibroids?I don't have health insurance to do surgery.My fibroids are large 6 mnths look like.

Not related: hormonal levels are not linked to fibroids. If they are that large, you'll need surgery if they are causing symptoms (bleeding, pain, fullness etc). They are unlikely to decrease without sugery esp since you have quiet some time before you hit menopause. Best wishes Dr M ...Read more

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I need a hysterectomy and have no health insurance is there a way? I am 48 with cycts, fibroids, a tumor, and a enlarged uterus all needs to go

I need a hysterectomy and have no health insurance is there a way? I am 48 with cycts, fibroids, a tumor, and a enlarged uterus all needs to go

Check hospitals: The hospital and clinics i work at offers charity care for women with no insurance and limited income who need surgery. Check with the hospitals and clinic systems in your area to see what is offered for people with no insurance. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why should women know about fibroids?

Avoid surgery: Despite the fact that fibroids are benign tumors, they are the number one reason why women undergo hysterectomy. This is completely unnecessary. If women knew more about fibroids and their treatment options (particularly uterine fibroid embolization ufe), they could completely avoid unnecessary surgery. ...Read more

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Fibroid did an 10mm fibroid effect fertility of an women?

Sometimes: Even a small fibroid has the potential to affect fertility. It is is submucosal or has a submucosal component it can definitely impact fertility. ...Read more

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Where is posterior wall subserosal fibroid in female body?

Subserosal fibroids: It is benign tumor on the back of the uterus on the outside covering of the uterus. ...Read more

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. Janice Alexander
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Fibroid (Definition)

A leiomyomata(fibroid) is a smooth muscle growth in the uterus that is rubbery, binds the female hormone estrogen and can grow to "epic" proportions causing distortion of the uterus. They cause bleeding, and burning pain( aka "fireball tumor") as ...Read more