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GYN's Can large fibroids (3) ON top OF uterus cause Sunkening IN of Ankle?Could it be they are pressing on the ORGANS ?I'm Anemic due heavy bleeding

GYN's Can large fibroids (3) ON top OF uterus  cause Sunkening IN of Ankle?Could it be they are pressing on the ORGANS ?I'm Anemic due heavy bleeding

Possible: By "sinking in" of ankles , I assume you mean pitting edema. Large fibroids can put pressure on the large iliac veins that bring blood from the legs and feet. That can cause a backup of fluid in the tissue of the legs and ankles which leaves a temporary fingerprint when you push in on the ankle. There are other causes such as cardiac failure that you should have checked out by your physician. ...Read more

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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Should fibroid be removed? I have had a large fibroid for 10 + years which i didn't have removed because it didn't cause symptoms.It has stabilized since going through menopause 2 years ago. Does it have to be removed?

Asymptomatic : Asymptomatic fibroids do not need surgery with few exceptions. 1. Growing after menopause. Remove because of risk of sarcoma. Sarcomas are very rare and grow rapidly. Pre-existing fibroids do not develop into sarcoma. 2. Blockage of the kidneys. This can occur without symptoms, and is detected by ultrasound of the kidneys, which can easily be done during pelvic ultrasound. 3. Blockage of blood low from the legs, usually if not always a symptom, since one leg will swell. 4. Patients at risk of ovarian cancer when the ovaries cannot be palpated on exam or seen on ultrasound. This is a soft call since it is not clear that pelvic exam or ultrasound detects ovarian cancer without symptoms, but I have saved a few women from advanced cancer by sticking to this rule. ...Read more

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After baby is born can they remove a large fibroid?

After baby is born can they remove a large fibroid?

Anytime: Fibroids can be removed at any time. However is not indicated to removed fibroids at the time of delivery because the increase blood supple to the uterus and the increase risk of complications. ...Read more

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Do I have to have a hysterectomy for large fibroids?

Depends on your plan: If you want to get pregnant, myomectomy can prerserve your potential fertility. If pregnancy is out of the question now and forever, then hysterectomy is the best treatment. Other options include uterine artery embolization or focused ultrasound beam destruction. Your gyn should be able to provide you with options that suit your circumstances. ...Read more

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Ihave gained weight with my large fibroid , willi lose weight after surgery?

The tumor weight : You will only lose weight if you cut back on your eating and the calories you consume. Eat right and avoid prepared foods and foods with fructose and you may lose weight , but do not expect the surgery itself to cause and meaningful weight loss. ...Read more

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I am having large fibroids what are my chances to get pr├ęgnant is it only by syrgery?

Depends: The effect of fibroids on fertility is nearly always dependent upon where the fibroids are located. If they are located away from the lining of the uterus, and aren't distorting the uterine cavity, then they typically don't interfere. Best is to see a gynecologist or infertility specialist for a definitive answer and discussion or your particular anatomy. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Large fibroid iin the anterior fundus, measuring 5.8 x 5.0 cm. Posterior body fibroid measuring 3.5cm. Left lwr ab pain. Should something be done?

Large fibroid iin the anterior fundus, measuring 5.8 x 5.0 cm.  Posterior body fibroid measuring 3.5cm.  Left lwr ab pain.  Should something be done?

Options: You should see an Obgyn of through your options. Surgical options include myomectomy (removal of the fibroid), hysterectomy, a new minimally invasive option called Acessa, a radiological procedure called a uterine fibroid embolization and others. ...Read more

Dr. John Lipman
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Uterine Fibroids (Definition)

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


Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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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