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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

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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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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Long flight coming up. Heavy periods from fibroids. How can I handle this? No way I can't go.

Long flight coming up. Heavy periods from fibroids. How can I handle this? No way I can't go.

See an GYN first: Sometimes fibroids can be treated by alternative methods such as uterine artery embolization, or focused ultrasound. Fibroids under the lining of the womg(sub-mucosal) can be removed via outpatient hysteroscopic surgery. Otherwise, you will need a "lot of stock in kimberly- clark"(tampons and pads) on this trip. A low blood level(anemia) will also cause excessive fatigue on your trip. ...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

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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I have bone degenerate disease and. Fibroid cyst no insurance what. Can I do for pain?

I have bone degenerate disease and. Fibroid cyst no insurance what. Can I do for pain?

Find a clinic (FQHC): There are many federally qualified health centers that cannot turn away patients due to inability to pay. They are often able to give you the care you need. Please look for one in your community. Good luck. ...Read more

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Heavy bleedlng continuing for more than one month, no fibroid or other disorder as per us scan reports, no tumour or other disorder as per d&c?

Dysfunctional bleed: It appears that you have dysfunctional bleeding based upon what you have said. Hormones can be tried. An endometrial ablation can be performed if you do not want more children. A hysterectomy is last resort. ...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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I have uterine fibroids and crihns disease. Could the fibroids cause my Crohn's to flare when I have my period? (have had 2 non-period flares in 2years

I have uterine fibroids and crihns disease. Could the fibroids cause my Crohn's to flare when I have my period? (have had 2 non-period flares in 2years

Unlikely: While there should not be any direct link between fibroids, your menstrual period, and crohn's disease flares, it might be difficult to differentiate which condition is responsible for a given symptom. Any of the three mentioned can cause pain, bloating, or cramps. If symptoms are severe enough, it would be worth visiting your health care provider for an opinion about how best to manage symptoms. ...Read more

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I have excessive vaginal discharge/moisture. It is almost urine like. Are there any medicines to alleviate this condition? I am 42. Have uterine fibroids. Possibly entering menopause. I menstruated continuously for about 12 years. I have had many bl

I have excessive vaginal discharge/moisture.  It is almost urine like.  Are there any medicines to alleviate this condition? I am 42.  Have uterine fibroids.  Possibly entering menopause.  I menstruated continuously for about 12 years.  I have had many bl

Those : Those are very atypical symptoms, and i would urge you to see a gynecologist who specializes in urinary issues, to do a complete evaluation. Soaking a tampon every three hours is very unusual. It will be important to be sure your pap smear is up to date, and that it is not actually your bladder leaking, which some women can have happen. Please have a complete evaluation for this. ...Read more

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Why do I have such terrible pain with endometriosis and fibroids? I don't get my period because I have graves disease and my medicine stops it.

Why do I have such terrible pain with endometriosis and fibroids? I don't get my period because I have graves disease and my medicine stops it.

Commone: That is a common problem. And there are going to be many issues to address including the risk of ovarian cancer from endometriosis. So you definitely want to make sure you are treated at all times unless you are trying to get pregnant. That is for your own health, pain and prevention of cancer. ...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. Hirenkumar Italia
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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