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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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Dr. Creighton Wright
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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

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What would be a highly effective intervention for fibroids in a childbearing woman?

Don't always treat: Fibroids do not always require treatment especially if they are not causing symptoms such as pain, bleeding or infertility. ...Read more

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When a woman misses a period could it be fibroid?

Missed Period: Fibroids can cause prolonged periods, heavy periods, spotting, painful menstruation ; frequent periods. They don't normally caused missed periods. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a 2cm size of fibroid make a woman not to concieve?

Please tell me, could a 2cm size of fibroid make a woman not to concieve?

Probably not.: A fibroid is not likely to prevent pregnancy. However, it may increase your risk of pregnancy loss depending on the exact location and size. This is very unlikely unless the fibroid is in the uterine cavity. Your doctor can recommend tests to determine the exact location of the fibroid. ...Read more

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My question is what brings about fibroid? Is it after giving birth or taking pills after having intercorse or just develop into any woman

No cause: I guess you are refering to fibroids of the uterus (leiomyomata). Approximately 25% of women in reproductive years develop fibroids. There is no known cause for the muscular tumors; there is some genetic tendency. They can be ignored as long as they do not grow rapidly, become very large, or cause bleeding problems or occasional pain. They are only very rarely malignant (cancer). ...Read more

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I am 48 years of age, and have been diagnosed with having fibroid tumors. Is it customary for bleeding to occur on a daily basis are there many women that bleed on a daily basis? I just wonder if my condition is rare...Or do other women have the same issu

I am 48 years of age, and have been diagnosed with having fibroid tumors. Is it customary for bleeding to occur on a daily basis are there many women that bleed on a daily basis? I just wonder if my condition is rare...Or do other women have the same issu

Yes : Yes this does occur. However, it is not a safe situation, and for this reason, the fibroids should be removed/treated asap. The concern here is anemia. Make sure you follow up with your doctor right away for treatment. All the best. ...Read more

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Can spraying perfume in women cause fibroids ?

Can spraying perfume in women cause fibroids ?

No: Perfumes do not cause fibroids. However, one should not use too much perfume at one time (a little bit is all that's needed). ...Read more

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What is urine cavity in a woman with fibroids?

What is urine cavity in a woman with fibroids?

Uterine: Your may be referring to the uterine cavity, which is the hollow space inside the uterus. Fibroids encroach on this space at times. ...Read more

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What are fibroids and can they make women infertile?

Yes : Fibroids are benign tumors in the uterus. They can be in the cavity or in the wall. They can be big or small. Often, they cause no problems and require no treatment. If you are 49 and considering pregnancy, the fibroids are one of many things you should discuss with your gynecologist. If your fibroids need to be removed, the method depends on their location. ...Read more

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Can a woman who underwent fibroid surgery get an orgasm?

Can a woman who underwent fibroid surgery get an orgasm?

Fibroid surgery: Yes. They shouldn't relate and many women who have had fibroid removal can still have orgasms. ...Read more

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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


Dr. John Lipman
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Uterine Fibroids (Definition)

Abnormal growths that develop in or on a woman’s uterus. It is unclear why fibroids develop, but hormones and family history may influence their formation. Approximately 70% to 80% of women aged 50 ...Read more