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Doctor insights on: Fundal Uterine Fibroid

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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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Is submuscosal fibroid and subserosal fibroid harmful?

Is submuscosal fibroid and subserosal fibroid harmful?

Not necessarily.: Many, many women have fibroids as they get older. Most don't even know they have them. If you are having symptoms due to them, like heavy periods, etc., then they may be worth treating. Discuss your options with your doctor. Very very rarely, a fibroid can become cancerous. See http://womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/uterine-fibroids.html#g ...Read more

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What leiomyomatous uterus?

It means fibroids: Fibroids are non-cancerous growths of the muscular layer of the uterus. They are hormonally driven and can grow in size and cause problems for many women. They can cause pelvic pain, urinary symptoms, and constipation if a large enough size. They can also cause abnormal bleeding and heavy periods. They can also be found incidentally and cause no symptoms or problems. ...Read more

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Heavy uterine bleeding 3 weeks pelvic/transvaginal us hyperechoic uterine fundal myometrial focus may represent atypical fibroid or adenomyosis ?

Heavy uterine bleeding 3 weeks pelvic/transvaginal  us  hyperechoic uterine fundal myometrial focus may represent atypical fibroid or adenomyosis ?

Bleeding: Since its a focal area its more likely to be adenomyosis, which typically gets progressively worse as you age. However, you're also at the age when ovarian dysfunction often causes irregular, heavy and/or prolonged bleeding. You might be a good candidate for an endometrial ablation assuming you are done with having babies. ...Read more

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How do I tell if I have uterine fibroids?

Assess your symptoms: More common symptoms of uterine fibroids are: bleeding between periods; heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia); menstrual periods that may last longer than normal; need to urinate more often; pelvic cramping or pain with periods; sensation of fullness or pressure in lower abdomen; pain during intercourse. Pelvic exam may be revealing. Pelvic imaging may be done. ...Read more

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I have just been diagnosed with anteverted bulky uterus, anterior intramural, posterior intramural, fundal subserous & fundal pedunculated fibroid?

I have just been diagnosed with anteverted bulky uterus, anterior intramural, posterior intramural, fundal subserous & fundal pedunculated fibroid?

Are you symptomatic?: Sounds like you had pelvic us and reported the location of certain fibroids in the uterus. 3 locations: submucosal (central, against the uterine lining), intramural (in the muscular middle), and subserosal (outer, on the edge). Anterior (front) posterior(back). Fundal is top of the uterus. Pedunculated means it's on a stalk (but this term is often used to describe any fibroid away from uterus). ...Read more

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Uterine wall- non secretory surface endometrium over myometrium. Uterine nodule - leiomyoma of uterus without cellular atypia. Uterine cervix- chro?

Uterine wall- non secretory surface endometrium over myometrium.   Uterine nodule -  leiomyoma of uterus without cellular atypia. Uterine cervix- chro?

Path report: Is this a biopsy? Are you bleeding? Results of a hysteroscopic procedure? Go to the post procedure follow up and discuss the next step with your gyn physician. ...Read more

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U/S rpt:"Enlarged uterus lobulated contour&multiple uterine fibroids. [email protected] fundus' posterior wall&left fundal wall 3.1cm.Endometrial thickness normal,ovaries obscured byOverlying bowel gas" Any tests/scan/type of surgery recommend?

U/S rpt:"Enlarged uterus lobulated contour&multiple uterine fibroids. LargestFibroids@uterine fundus' posterior wall&left fundal wall 3.1cm.Endometrial thickness normal,ovaries obscured byOverlying bowel gas" Any tests/scan/type of surgery recommend?

Fibroids: Are relatively common, and if you are not having any symptoms related to them, probably nothing needs to be done. It sounds like you had a transabdominal ultrasound and your ovaries could not be seen due to bowel gas. This happens occasionally. If your doctor wants to check your ovaries, you need to have a transvaginal ultrasound. If the ovaries are still difficult to see, MRI might be useful. ...Read more

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Are uterine fibroids cancerous?

Very rarely: Only in very rare instances can fibroids be cancerous. If there is very rapid growth in the size, these are the ones that could be a leiomyosarcomas but again very rare. ...Read more

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Can anterior subserous fibroid affect pregnancy?

Yes: This depends on fibroid size and location and especially if the fibroid extends or protrudes into the uterine cavity. Fibroids respond to estrogen (high in pregnancy) by increasing in size. They may revert to normal size after pregnancy. They can also interfere with normal labor. Most obstetricians measure them with ultrasound monthly or so during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does uterine fibroid embolization affect fertility?

Does uterine fibroid embolization affect fertility?

Yes!: These procedures should only be performed for women who are done having kids or are sure they don't want kids in the future. Uterine fibroid embolization (ufe) and uterine artery embolization (uae) block off blood vessels that supply fibroids - fibroids shrink but don't go away 100%. Some of the vessel-blocking material reduces blood flow to your ovaries, lowering egg supply (ovarian reserve). ...Read more

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Meaning of subserous fibroid?

Subserous fibroid: Fibroids are benign tumors of the uterus. Subserosal fibroids are on the outside covering of the uterus. ...Read more

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What causes Uterine fibroids?

What causes Uterine fibroids?

Unknown: Fibroids are benign muscle tumors of the uterus. No one knows their cause. Like many tumors (ie: breast lumps) their cause is unknown. ...Read more

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Uterus 11.4x7.8x7.1 4 fibroids fundus fibroid 3.8x3.6cm, mid fundus 1.6x1.2cm, posterior fundus 2.1x2cm body anteriorly 2.8x3cm endometrial 4.4x3.8x3.9?

Fibroids: It sounds like you have at least 5 fibroids in your uterus. Are they causing symptoms? The treatment options depend on your symptoms, and also on your desire for future childbearing. This is a good conversation to have with your gynecologist in person. ...Read more

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What is uterine leiomyoma?

What is uterine leiomyoma?

Fibroid: A benign muscle tumor of uterus can be small or very large rarely they may develop cancer. ...Read more

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Uterus-Measures 9.1 cm. Endometrial echo complex measures 1.0 cm. 13 mm lower uterine fibroid. Nabothian cysts Nonvisualized left ovary means?

Uterus-Measures 9.1 cm. 
Endometrial echo complex measures 1.0 cm. 
13 mm lower uterine fibroid. 
Nabothian cysts
Nonvisualized left ovary
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Sonogram findings: Individual sonogram reports must be interpreted in the proper clinical context. Contact the ordering physician who can interpret it based on your symptoms. They may want to do further testing to evaluate the endometrial mass. ...Read more

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What is myoma uteri (intramural type)?

What is myoma uteri (intramural type)?

Usually benign tumor: This is a very common usually non-cancerous tumor of the uterus more commonly called a "fibroid". Intramural refers to the location within the muscle of the uterus as opposed to the surface (serosal) or along the lining (musocal). ...Read more

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I have 2 fundal uterine fibroids each 5 cm in diameter. I got a vaginal ultrasound today to monitor them and I'm having extreme cramping. normal?

Fibroid cramping: The size of the fibroids are immaterial if you are experiencing symptoms like cramping, bleeding or pain. In those cases your MD should discuss with you if the symptoms interfere with your activities of daily living or not to consider a therapeutic approach to the problem or not. ...Read more

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Fundal uterine fibroid not responding to hormone treatment (not shrinking) - injections 6months - concerns of sarcoma - will sarcoma show on MRI?

Very very unlikely: Unfortunately gynecological oncologists and radiologists have not found an accurate imaging technique to diagnose a uterine sarcoma which is very unlikely to "show on MRI". The lack of response of "your fundal uterine fibroids to hormone treatment" is not a reliable sign either. Consult an experienced gynecologist about uterine fibroid biopsy or a laparoscopic myomectomy if you remain "concerned" ...Read more

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Mixed echogenic mass measuring 4.1cm x 4.1cm is seen in the fundal region. UTERINE fibroid was concluded. Will it reduce my chance of getting pregnant?

Not usually: Most fibroids do not decrease the fertility. The number of fibroids, location in the uterus. symptoms, are all factors in assessing a patient with fibroids to determine if surgical intervention is needed or not ...Read more

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Do large uterine fibroids (22 cm) shrink after menopause and how much, if they do? I am a 50 yr old caucasion. I was thinking of waiting until menopause and lettingt it shrink. It isn't causing any problems other than bulk related which i can handle. My d

Leiomyomas : Leiomyomas of the uterus (fibroids) sometimes shrink after menopause, but some women have them actually enlarge. It sounds like yours are very large which concerns me. I would recommend following your doctors advice, or at least obtaining a second opinion, because it sounds like your doctor is concerned they may compress your ureters which could cause kidney damage. Please be re-evaluated or at least seek a second opinion as I am concerned by that. ...Read more

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How much pain are uterine fibroids?

How much pain are uterine fibroids?

Varies greatly: Fibroids are benign (non cancerous) tumors of the uterus that are associated with painful, heavy periods. They can be treated with medications that are hormonal or non-hormonal, and they are also commonly treated surgically by removing the fibroid (s) or the entire uterus. ...Read more

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What are the tests for uterine fibroids?

Tests: Initially your gynecologist may do an ultrasound. Also an MRI maybe done to better characterize your fibroids prior to treatment. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is uterine fibroids?

Uterine Fibroids: Fibroids are benign growths in the uterus that can cause problems depending on the location. Most common problems are bleeding and pain. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have uterine fibroid?

Always possible: 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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How many types of uterine fibroids are there?

How many types of uterine fibroids are there?

4: There are 4 basic types of uterine fibroids: intramural (within the wall of the uterus) subserosal (underneath the outside surface) submucosal (underneath the lining of the uterus) cervical (located in the wall of the cervix) there are also sub-categories assigned as well, but all based primarily on location. Please see the graphic attached. ...Read more

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Are uterine fibroids cancerous?

Very rarely: Only in very rare instances can fibroids be cancerous. If there is very rapid growth in the size, these are the ones that could be a leiomyosarcomas but again very rare. ...Read more

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Is uterine fibroid due to abortion?

Is uterine fibroid due to abortion?

No: Neither abortions nor miscarriages cause uterine fibroids. They are tumors of the smooth muscle of the uterus that develop in some women for unknown reasons. ...Read more

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How can I prevent uterine fibroids?

You can't: You either are or are not genetically programmed to get them. ...Read more

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How do uterine fibroid tumors develop?

Uncontrolled growth: The smooth muscle that makes up the wall of the uterus begins to grow in an uncontrolled fashion. The separation of a benign tumor (fibroid or leiomyoma) from a malignant tumor (leiomyosarcoma) is the degree of growth, increased growth, and presence of tumor death (necrosis). ...Read more

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How can I treat uterine fibroids except surgery?

Alternatives: Fibroids can be shrunk with use of Lupron (leuprolide) Depot medication used over a period of months, but the change is reversible when the medicine is stopped. Fibroids can also be treated by Uterine Fibroid Embolization which is done by interventional radiologists and is not surgery. Neither one is appropriate if one is hoping to conceive. ...Read more

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Are natural cures for uterine fibroids effective?

Are natural cures for uterine fibroids effective?

Nutritional Rx: Fibroids are a result of high estrogen levels. High estrogen can be caused by excessive carbohydrate intake (via competetive inhibition of glucoronidase enzyme) therefore a low carb diet is beneficial to reduce estrogen and help shrink fibroids. You may also have low iodine, thyroid problems, low progesterone. All of these things should be evaluated. All phytoestrogens should be avoided. ...Read more

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How can I treat uterine fibroids without surgery?

Fibroids: The answer depends on the specifics of your situation and findings. The easiest scenario is the person who has a solitary fibroid that is not significant in size or location in the uterus. ...Read more

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Is there any known way to prevent uterine fibroids?

Genetic Predisposed: There is probably a large genetic component and they are working on gene therapy, but that is a way off. Fibroid "food" is estrogen, so often unopposed estrogen can make it grow. Stay away from soy products or other phytoestrogens. I've heard that lysine (used for varicose veins) may help. Also, acupuncture may help. Fibroids usually create bleeding or pain depending on where their location is. ...Read more

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Is it likely to bleed to death from uterine fibroids?

Is it likely to bleed to death from uterine fibroids?

No, but seek help: While it is not likely to bleed to death from fibroids, the amount of bleeding, size of clots that come out can be very scary to women. These heavy bleeding episodes (menorrhagia) can cause profound anemia. The most common symptoms are extreme lethargy, lightheadedness/dizziness, chewing/craving ice, migraines. If you feel you are bleeding profusely, go to the hospital immediately. ...Read more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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


Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more