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Is It Likely To Bleed To Death From Uterine Fibroids
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
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
Endometriosis: Endometriosis is a bening disease defined by the presence of endometrial glands ( lining of inside the uterus) outside the uterus and its associated with pelvic pain and infertility. The disease tends to progress and recurrs. Other than the pelvis other places where endometriomas can spread are the lungs, diaphragm and even the brain, althouth these latter cases are more rare. ...Read more
Why do docs recommend removing cervical polyp while pregnant if the polyp is bleeding? Wouldn't the bleeding stop eventually or could it be endless?
Bleeding : Most of the cervical polyps are benign so normally they would leave it alone until after the pregnancy. If the polyp is rather large then they might be concerned that the bleeding might cover up other potentially important sources of bleeding related to the pregnancy. It is probably because of the size and continued bleeding that they want to take it out. ...Read more
Good: Most uterine cancers are found in early stages and are curable with surgery. There are more aggressive forms and later stages that are more dangerous. The important issues are the stage and the pathology. ...Read more
Is it possible for placenta to desperate from uterus from heavy lifting? And would u know if it happened?
Not overly common: The uterus can readily be punctured during a D&C or hysteroscopy, for ex. Even an endometrial biopsy, done in the office, has uterine puncture as a risk. There is a higher risk if the uterine position is tipped back or immediately after pregnancy biopsy. Typically, the hole just closes - without treatment. ...Read more
Is it possible to rupture a tonsil from pushing to hard to remove tonsil stones? What complications can arise from this? Is caroited artery connected?
Tonsil stones: Yes, you can damage the tonsils with a probe pushed in too far. Induction of infection, bleeding and other complications is possible. See an ENT doctor. ...Read more
How to know if the heavy bleeding is due to intramural fibroids(2.2x1.9, 1x1) or dub?Dr says dub;can small intramural fibroids cause heavy bleeding?
Is it possible to survive a hemorrhage stroke when the bleeding is already 5 centimeters & still bleeding?
Fibroids: Fibroids affect each woman differently. Some women have no symptoms at all and other women have terrible problems with bleeding and pain. If you are having intense pain, you should see your gynecologist about your options such as uterine artery embolization, myomectomy , hysterectomy, etc. ...Read more
Is uterine nd vaginal prolaps only caused by pregnancy?Can it happen to one who is virgin and will never be pregnant?What other things can cause them?
Other causes: For uterine or vaginal prolapse include frequent heavy lifting, frequent straining with bowel movement from constipation , frequent coughing as with asthma or getting weak tissue from parents. I have had patient with prolapse who never were pregnant. Of course having a vaginal birth especially pushing a long time is a risk factor. ...Read more
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