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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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 to prevent uterus cancer?

How to prevent uterus cancer?

Exercise!: Most uterine cancer is estrogen dependent, thus maintaining a healthy weight (bmi of < 25) will decrease risk. Avoiding diabetes and high blood pressure will help. Birth control pills can also help lower your risk for uterine cancer. Exercise, along with a healthy diet is going to benefit.. Most important though is to see your doctor if you have breakthrough bleeding or heavy periods. ...Read more

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Can you prevent uterine cancer?

Can you prevent uterine cancer?

Not completely: You cannot completely prevent endometrial cancer. You can lower your risk by maintaining a healthy weight, exercising 30 minutes per day, taking birth control pills for one year or more, and avoiding estrogen-alone hormone replacement therapy after menopause. ...Read more

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How can I treat uterine fibroids?

How can I treat uterine fibroids?

Fibroids: Treating fibroids depends on multiple factors and I would suggest you consult a physician for your specifics. The main issue though is what problems it or they are causing. The most common problem is bleeding too much but may need to be managed in fertility issues. ...Read more

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How do you treat uterine fibroids?

Hysterectomy: Uterine fibroids are frequently treated with a hysterectomy. Other treatments are Uterine Artery Embolization; Focused ultrasound; myomectomy; and in selected cases, Hysteroscopic resection of fibroids. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can uterine fibroids lead to cancer?

Can uterine fibroids lead to cancer?

Not directly : Fibroids are a result of high estrogen levels. High estrogen can be caused by excessive carbohydrate intake (via competetive inhibition of glucoronidase enzyme) therefore a low carb diet is beneficial to reduce estrogen and help shrink fibroids. You may also have low iodine, thyroid problems, low progesterone. All of these things should be evaluated. High estrogen levels can cause cancer. ...Read more

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How to cure endometrial polyp with fibroids?

Depends... D&C?: well, it depends on how much it is causing.. most of the time over 40 I recommend a uterine biopsy (called a EMB done in office) that is not 100% but pretty good to be sure not really a cancer. then if ok can try medical things to shed it or may need a D and C ( if u dont want more kids, ask possible ablation at same time0... hope this helps ...Read more

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How can I treat uterine fibroids without surgery?

Fibroids: The answer depends on the specifics of your situation and findings. The easiest scenario is the person who has a solitary fibroid that is not significant in size or location in the uterus. ...Read more

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How to treat fibroid on uterus?

Dr. Raj Syal Dr. Syal
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How to treat fibroid on uterus?

Surgery or not: Treatment is usually surgical if the fibroids are causing problems with pain, bleeding or infertility. If there are no symptoms, they can be watched. Many women have fibroids and have no symptoms. ...Read more

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How can you prevent ovarian cancer?

How can you prevent ovarian cancer?

You can't completely: Risk factors for ovarian cancer include never having children, genetics (family history), and estrogen therapy. Though ovarian cancer cannot be completely prevented, you can decrease your risk by having children and avoiding estrogen therapy. If you know you have the brca mutation, which causes both breast and ovarian cancer, you can have your ovaries surgically removed to prevent ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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How can I prevent uterine infections during pregnancy?

How can I prevent uterine infections during pregnancy?

Cannot: Uterine infections during pregnancy are quite uncommon. It is not entirely clear what you are asking, since the nature and mode of acquisition of the infection are not specified. If you are worried about stds, limit your sexual partners and stay completely protected. ...Read more

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How many women get uterine fibroids?

How many women get uterine fibroids?

As many as 40%: At autopsy, as many as 40% of women have evidence of fibroids. Fibroids are usually benign tumors of the uterus that are not symptomatic. Sometimes fibroids can be painful, cause heavy bleeding, miscarriage, preterm labor, problems voiding or constipation. Fast growing fibroids need to be monitored closely and may necessitate surgery. Certain ethnicities have higher prevalence of fibroids. ...Read more

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How do I tell if I have uterine fibroids?

Assess your symptoms: More common symptoms of uterine fibroids are: bleeding between periods; heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia); menstrual periods that may last longer than normal; need to urinate more often; pelvic cramping or pain with periods; sensation of fullness or pressure in lower abdomen; pain during intercourse. Pelvic exam may be revealing. Pelvic imaging may be done. ...Read more

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How can the uterus respond to ovarian hormones?

How can  the uterus respond to ovarian hormones?

Variable: The uterus responds to ovarian hormones by bleeding or not bleeding. If hormones are adequate & balanced, bleeding is absent until the drop in Progesterone (if not pregnant) induces menstrual bleeding. Hormone imbalance can cause irregular & unpredictable uterine bleeding among other symptoms. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of uterine fibroids without surgery?

Not likely: No medication or procedure will completely get rid of fibroids, though some may help them to shrink and thus reduce bleeding. Medications include gnrh agonist or ulipristil (not fda approved for that purpose). Procedures include uterine artery embolization and MRI guided focused ultrasound. Each has pros and cons so talk to your doctor about your options. ...Read more

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How to get rid of uterine fibroids without having surgery?

Fibroids: The only way to currently & truly "get rid" of any fibroid is surgery. The best situation is a solitary smaller fibroid that is accessible to hysteroscopic resection where there are no incisions other that in the uterus, or uterine artery embolization or using freezing or microwaving but these only "shrink" the tumors and in my opinion are quite experimental. ...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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Dr. Robert Kent
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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


Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more