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Doctor insights on: Large Fibroids

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Can a very large subserosal uterine fibroid cause dvt?

Can a very large subserosal uterine fibroid cause dvt?

Yes: A large uterine fibroid can compress an iliac vein and cause dvt. It is fairly unusual, but certainly possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Patricia Foster
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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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Can uterine fibroids grow in size?

Yes: Fibroids grow all the time, in part due to female hormones. They stop growing from menopause or stopping your hormones with a Lupron (leuprolide) shot. Some fibroids grow slowly; fibroids in some women grow quickly. ...Read more

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Can large fibroids cause uterus to rapture ?

Can large fibroids cause uterus to rapture ?

Not likely: Uterine rupture is most likely to occur in pregnancy with previous c/s. What is more likely is that large fibroids can cause heavy bleeding, bloating, pain, and change in size of clothing. ...Read more

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Is submuscosal fibroid and subserosal fibroid harmful?

Not necessarily.: Many, many women have fibroids as they get older. Most don't even know they have them. If you are having symptoms due to them, like heavy periods, etc., then they may be worth treating. Discuss your options with your doctor. Very very rarely, a fibroid can become cancerous. See http://womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/uterine-fibroids.html#g ...Read more

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Are uterine fibroids cancerous?

Very rarely: Only in very rare instances can fibroids be cancerous. If there is very rapid growth in the size, these are the ones that could be a leiomyosarcomas but again very rare. ...Read more

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Is uterus 100*65*60 mm very dangerous? (A case of multiple small fibroids)

No..: Alright....Fibroid is not a life threatening disease.......it causes inconvenience. ...Read more

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U/S rpt:"Enlarged uterus lobulated contour&multiple uterine fibroids. LargestFibroids@uterine fundus' posterior wall&left fundal wall 3.1cm.Endometrial thickness normal,ovaries obscured byOverlying bowel gas" Any tests/scan/type of surgery recommend?

U/S rpt:"Enlarged uterus lobulated contour&multiple uterine fibroids. LargestFibroids@uterine fundus' posterior wall&left fundal wall 3.1cm.Endometrial thickness normal,ovaries obscured byOverlying bowel gas" Any tests/scan/type of surgery recommend?

Fibroids: Are relatively common, and if you are not having any symptoms related to them, probably nothing needs to be done. It sounds like you had a transabdominal ultrasound and your ovaries could not be seen due to bowel gas. This happens occasionally. If your doctor wants to check your ovaries, you need to have a transvaginal ultrasound. If the ovaries are still difficult to see, MRI might be useful. ...Read more

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Are fibroids palpable?

Fibroids vary a lot: Uterine fibroids are benign muscle growths in the uterus. They tend to grow until a woman reaches menopause, at which tine they begin to shrink. Some fibroids can be so large as to mimic a 5-month pregnancy! others are small enough to be seen only on ultrasound, and cannot be felt by the examiner. If you believe you are feeling a fibroid, please get an exam to be sure of your findings. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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Does a large myoma and a polyps warrant hysterectomy?

Does a large myoma and a polyps warrant hysterectomy?

It depends: This decision is a personal one. If the myoma and polyps are not causing problems, cancer has been ruled out and your are comfortable with your options, hysterectomy does not have to be performed. It is certainly a reasonable option for those that choose to proceed along that route for treatment. ...Read more

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Fibroid tumors in the uterus are they calcifications?

Can be: Calcifications in the uterus aren't anything to worry about. They are common as fibroids shrink as a women gets into menopause. ...Read more

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What size of an uterine fibroid considered big?

Depends: Fibroids can be from 1 inch to 8 inches, however the symptoms of the fibroid are more important. Does it cause significant bleedign or pain. Also, is it growing rapidly? Generally, 80% of fibroids do not need to be treated. ...Read more

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Do degenerating fibroids actually shrink in size?

After menopause: Fibroids usually shrink in size after menopause. They do not often shrink before that time. You can read more about degenerating fibroids here http://www.fibroidsecondopinion.com/2013/06/degenerating-fibroid/ ...Read more

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TVUSG report says: "Bulky uterus with small subserous fibroids. Thickened endometrium. Small cysts in ovaries." Period late by 15days. Please advice?

TVUSG report says: "Bulky uterus with small subserous fibroids. Thickened endometrium. Small cysts in ovaries." Period late by 15days. Please advice?

Depends: I think the small subserous fibroids are a non-issue. More like an incidental finding. The rest (thickened endometrium, small cysts in ovaries, late period) can all be explained with something like polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). If you are trying to conceive then you will likely need to see a physician for help with ovulation induction (using medications). Losing weight can also help. ...Read more

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4 very early m/c. 3 intramural fibroids, largest 3.4cm. Can intramural fibroids smaller than 5cm cause very early recurrent miscarriages?

4 very early m/c. 3 intramural fibroids, largest 3.4cm. Can intramural fibroids smaller than 5cm cause very early recurrent miscarriages?

Yes: Yes, but only if they distort the endometrial cavity. A sonohysterogram or hsg could help figure this out, and if affecting the uterus a myomectomy is very effective restoring you anatomy and reducing your risk for miscarriage. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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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


Dr. John Lipman
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Uterine Fibroids (Definition)

Abnormal growths that develop in or on a woman’s uterus. It is unclear why fibroids develop, but hormones and family history may influence their formation. Approximately 70% to 80% of women aged 50 ...Read more