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Is It Likely To Bleed To Death From 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
No, but seek help: While it is not likely to bleed to death from fibroids, the amount of bleeding, size of clots that come out can be very scary to women. These heavy bleeding episodes (menorrhagia) can cause profound anemia. The most common symptoms are extreme lethargy, lightheadedness/dizziness, chewing/craving ice, migraines. If you feel you are bleeding profusely, go to the hospital immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have uterine fibroids and my hair is not growing any more , can the bleeding and fibroids causing this ?
Hair and fibroids: Fibroids can result in heavier menstrual bleeding and irregular bleeding. This can cause iron deficiency which can lead to hair shedding and hair loss. Supplementing with iron has to be done carefully because too much iron can be harmful to the liver. There are other potential causes of hair loss or appearance of hair not growing.Please have your doctor check your iron levels and do a checkup. ...Read more
No: If you have significant symptoms from fibroids you can keep your uterus and instead treat the fibroids with uterine fibroid embolization (ufe). There are many reasons to keep uterus in patients who have completed childbearing. Uterus important in sexual health, cardiovascular health, bone health. For ufe you would need to consult an interventional radiologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not : too worry. Hormones don't cause fibroids.Get a more detailed answer ›
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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
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