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How Does Doctor Diagnose Fibroids
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
Ovarian cancer test: The best initial test for someone with symptoms of ovarian cancer (bloating, gastrointestinal changes, abdominal pain, urinary symptoms) is a transvaginal pelvic ultrasound. This test can alert the doctor to the possibility of ovarian cancer. However, the only definitive way to make a diagnosis is with surgery. There is no effective screening test yet for women without symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Endometrial biopsy : Or d&c.Get a more detailed answer ›
Usually hysterectomy: The standard of practice is hysterectomy, but if reproduction is desired sometimes it can be treated hormonally. This can be through injection, pills or an IUD which all deliver a progesterone related hormone type. You can't get pregnant while on treatment, but maybe after. Otherwise, it is surgery and possible radiation +/- chemo less often, depending on surgical findings and "stage". ...Read more
A procedure: Uterine fibroid embolization is a procedure that is used to treat fibroids of the uterus. It involves blocking off the blood vessels that supply the fibroids. IT is one option for people with symptomatic fibroids. The risks and benefits of this procedure should be discussed with a gynecologist. along with alternatives and the procedure itself discussed with an interventional radiologist ...Read more
Ultrasound: Ovarian cysts are best evaluated by transvaginal ultrasound. If you are young and have periods, most cysts are ok, though they may grow large and rupture and cause pain. If you have gone through menopause, ovarian cysts need to be followed more closely, since they may be cancer. Pelvic MRI is helpful in evaluating persistent cysts or cysts which may partially contain solid tissue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Treatable!: Ovarian cancer is almost always treated first with surgery. The goal is to remove every bit of ovarian cancer, including the tiny nodules you see in the picture. This might involve removing the ovaries and uterus, parts of the bowel or bladder, etc. Chemotherapy may be given after surgery to decrease the risk of ovarian cancer returning. It's curable if all the cancer can be removed! ...Read more
Endometriosis: Over time endometrial tissue may grow & spread into the ovaries & may occlude the fallopian tubes. Blood in ovaries may form into cysts. The endometrial tissue responds to hormones that cause normal menstrual bleeding. Repeated inflammation can lead to formation of scar tissues. These changes can lead to fertility problems. ...Read more
Multifactorial: FM "umbrella label" for several disorders, each defined by unique & distinct set of identifiable causal factors. Disorders with this label share similar symptom constellation. Unifying symptoms are chronic widespread pain, non-restorative sleep, depression & cognitive disarray. Causal factors include femaleness, childbirth, joint hypermobility, obesity, biomechanical injury & prolonged inactivity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Where is bleeding?: The answer depends on where the bleeding is occurring. Bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract may require endoscopy, a radiologic procedure, or operation. Bleeding into the abdomen may require operation, but often, it can just be watched. Without knowing exactly where the bleeding is happening, it is hard to answer. I would ask your doctor to describe exactly where the bleeding is occurring. ...Read more
It depends: The primary test for men is the semen analysis, best done by a fertility specialist. For women, you can do your own ovulation predictor kit and see if you are ovulating. There is an office test called femvue to see if your fallopian tubes are open. There are also blood tests to evaluate your hormones. You may enjoy my book tick tock www.Ticktock.Ws, about my own infertility journey. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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