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I have fibroids and my doctor will not remove them what can I do ?

I have fibroids and my doctor will not remove them what can I do ?

Indication important: Just because one has fibroids does not automatically necessitate removal. It depends on whether the fibroid is causing symptoms (e.g. Pain, heavy bleeding, infertility, pelvic pressure, contstipation, etc.) and the symptoms are persistent even with nonsurgical interventions. If you believe this to be the case, seek for another fyn to help explain why it is or isn't appropriate to have it removed. ...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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What are some symptom of fibroid which makes doctor choose surgery?

Uterine Fibroids: Surgery is a reasonable treatment option when: Heavy uterine bleeding and/or anemia has continued after several months of therapy with birth control hormones and a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Fibroids grow after menopause. The uterus is misshapen by fibroids and you have had repeat miscarriages or trouble getting pregnant. Fibroid pain or pressure affects your quality of life. ...Read more

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Will it be easy to ask my doctor to remove my fibroids, will my doc reject it, or will i be put through a series of test if/before they are removed?

Fibroid mapping: You will need to have some sort of imaging to determine the exact location of the fibroids because this can determine the surgical approach. Once your doctor has done this, he/she can plan accordingly. ...Read more

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What are doctors' recommendations to cure a fibroid tumor?

Depends: Having fibroid without symptoms nothing should be done. If causing significant symptoms there are medicines that can help temporize, but often the woman will be left with of 1of 2 choices: surgery or uterine fibroid embolization (ufe). Ufe is safer, less invasive, shorter recovery than surgery and effective > 90% of cases. Also she can keep her uterus which is important even if family complete. ...Read more

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While doing hysteroscopy can doctors diffrentiate between polyp and fibroid?

Definitely: Definitely. It would the the gyn equivalent of telling the difference between a wart and a skin tag. ...Read more

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How can a doc lookin at TVUS differentiate beningn masses from non-beningn?i was diagnosed with a fibroid 2cm in the making.can i be sure im safe?help

Appearance: The appearance of fibroids on ultrasound is very classic. They are quite easy to diagnose. The only ominous thing a fibroid could be is a sarcoma of the uterus----very rare. Typically uterine sarcomas present with heavy periods, but sometimes they don't cause bleeding. They are SO rare, however, that not worth risk of biopsy of the uterus. Talk to your doctor about your symptoms. ...Read more

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How will my physician tell if I have fibroids?

Exam or ultrasound: Fibroids are benign tumors of the uterus that can cause enlargement of the uterus, heavy or painful periods or pelvic pain. They can be diagnosed with pelvic exam in some cases. An ultrasound can almost always diagnosis them. Fibroids don't need to be treated just because they are there, only if they cause problems. Treatments range from birth control pills to removal of fibroids to hysterectomy. ...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. Dariush Saghafi
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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