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How Long Does It Take For A Fibroid To Grow
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
Had an ultra sound 3 months ago. Doctor said everything was ok, had small fibroids nothing to worry about. How long does it take for them to grow?
Variable: Reduction in size for fibroids is desirable although that is not the basis for treatment. Symptoms are why someone with fibroids is treated. The most common symptoms with fibroids are heavy bleeding, pelvic pain, and increased urinary frequency. If you're post-menopausal, bleeding no longer an issue. Other 2 should start to go away over time; if not you could consider uterine fibroid embolization. ...Read more
10-12 hours: Most laparotomy patients are up & walking after 10-12 hours. Most do well unassisted and it helps with recovery and helps prevent lung problems, blood clots, and bowel dysfunction. It may take 1-2 weeks before you can walk comfortably without pain meds & 4-6 weeks before you can walk as before without risk of injuring your surgical scar. I hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allow recovery: If you had either a laparoscopic or hysteroscopic removal of fibroids, you should wait at least 4 weeks to have intercourse. The uterus should be allowed to fully heal. ...Read more
Takin TriNess for dub from fibroids. How long does it take to stop bleeding with clots that started afta stopn provera (medroxyprogesterone) & had no bc 5 days.
Depends: If the fibroid are subserosal on the outside pf the uterus it may be healed in 1 month. In the fibroids are deeper it likely takes about 3 months for good healing and even longer for maximal strength. But no one knows for sure in any individual woman. ...Read more
Can a partially degenerated uterus fibroid regrow? How long does it take for the dead tissue to be absorbed by the body, if it happens?
What are the signs of low iron /hemoglobin? I've uterine fibroids and I tend to bleed a lot. How long does it take to increase blood if taking iron?
Signs would be appearing pale, feeling tired and weak, dizzy or lightheaded.
Taking iron can help improve blood counts but it takes some time like a few weeks to months. ...Read more
Can occur suddenly: Fibroid degeneration occurs when fibroid dies. It happens to fibroids when the woman goes in to menopause. Can also be present in pre-menoausal women. Growth of fibroid can outstrip it's ability to deliver blood flow to all portions of fibroid. These areas will die off lead to degeneration and ultimately scarring/calcification. Can happen acutely, cause patient to go to er. Can mimic appendicitis. ...Read more
Do fibroids feed of or grow when you or one takes a morning pill (72 for pill)? Is there a chance that they will die?
No and probably no.: I doubt that taking the morning after pill will cause fibroids to grow. It is also unlikely they will go away on there own. ...Read more
Was told submucus fibroid covers my endometrial linen, is it possible to hv a space somehow, where a baby can grow even if fibroid takes more space?
It is possible: It is possible for implantation to occur in a separate spot, however, the risk of the growing sub mucous fibroid supplanting (pushing out) the conceptus and causing a miscarriage or premature delivery is very high as the uterus grows. Fibroids grow by capturing the rising blood levels of estrogen during the pregnancy. ...Read more
Hi there, Do fibroids affect normal bleeding time after childbirth? How long is it meant to take? Also does the pill affect anything in that regard?
Depends:: Uterine fibroids are very, very common. Most cause no problems. Sometimes they can affect periods. They don't make bcp's less effective. If you are having unusual bleeding patterns or pain, there are likely other causes. If you have two abnormal periods in a row, and you are not pregnant, get checked. ...Read more
I'm anemic due to heavy blood loss mentrating. Found out I have fibroids. How long do I have to take feramax till my anemic symptoms disappear? Out I
I was found to be anemic due to the large fibroids. My hair -head, has stopped growing. What could be the cause? After surgery, will it grow back longer?
Maybe but it depends: Your hair can stop growing due to major stress. Typically we think of child birth and hospitalizations but extreme anemia can do this too. Assuming your thyroid is normal and your blood count recovers after your operation, then we would expect your hair to return to normal. But expect several months to go by before you see a full head of hair again. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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