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How long does it take for a fibroid to grow to 5.5 cm?

How long does it take for a fibroid to grow to 5.5 cm?

Months to years: Fibroids grow at variable rates in different people. The majority of fibroids may increase in size from 10-30 % in a year. ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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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How long does it take for fibroids to grow on uterus?

A lifetime: Fibroids can start growing as soon as you reach puberty. As long as you are menstruating (your ovaries are working) fibroids can continue to grow. They usually start to regress when you go through menopause. ...Read more

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How long does it take a posterior intra mural fibroid of 10.8*9.5mm near cervix to grow?

Well: At age 45 you may be heading towards menopause in a few years. The fibroid would actually be expected to shrink once that happens. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Very slow usually: Fibroids are very common. Usually they grow very slowly. Sometimes they can grow during pregnancy. If they're small I wouldn't worry. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover after having a fibroid tumor removed?

Depends: If the surgery was laprascopically performed the recover will be less than if it was performed via laparotomy (much larger incision). Smaller incision most likely 2-3 weeks; larger incision more likely 4-6 weeks. Ask your surgeon to get a better idea. ...Read more

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How long does it take fibroid to shrink after menopause?

How long does it take fibroid to shrink after menopause?

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

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How long does it take to walk by yourself after a laparotomy to remove a large fibroid?

How long does it take to walk by yourself after a laparotomy to remove a large fibroid?

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 more

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How long does it take for a uterine fibroids to develop?

Slow: It can take years since they grow very slowly. When they grow quickly we worry about cancer. ...Read more

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How long does it take to have sex after you take fibroids out?

How long does it take to have sex after you take fibroids out?

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

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How long does it take for complete healing after a uterine fibroid surgery?

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

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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?

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?

Possible: It is possible that the part of the fibroid that hasn't degenerated will start to grow but it is not likely. How fast the tissue is resorbed depends on a lot of things like how large the fibroid is and where it is. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Anemia: 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

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How long does fibroid degeneration take?

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

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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

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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

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Degenerating uterine fibroids how long will this take?

Degenerating uterine fibroids how long will this take?

Menopause: Most fibroids do not degenerate on their own while ample estrogen is around and they are not too big. Once you go through menopause the estrogen levels drop and fibroids begin to die and shrink. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

Depends on your coun: Generally it takes a while to build up your count with iron supplements. Your doctor should come up with a rigid plan if your anemia is severe. Good luck! ...Read more

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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 more

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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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