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Doctor insights on: Lung Fibroid Tumors

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Is it possible to remove the one lung coverded by fibroids?

Is it possible to remove the one lung coverded by fibroids?

See below: I don't know what you mean by fibroids in the lungs, but one lung can be successfully removed if needed. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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I am 38, & just diagnosed w/complex hyperplasia, large fibroid tumors & polyp should I have a d&c?

I am 38, & just diagnosed w/complex hyperplasia,  large fibroid tumors & polyp should I have a d&c?

Follow your doctor's: Advice. Hyperplasia of the endometrium may cause abnormal bleeding and having a D&C may help with that as well as allow examination of the abnormal endometrium by a pathologist so see if there is a more serious issue. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a fibroid tumor?

What are the signs of a fibroid tumor?

Signs and symptoms: Clinical manifestation can include- heavy menses, dysmenorrhea, pressure/discomfort on pelvic are- which depends on the bulk of the fibroids, difficulty to get pregnant and miscarriages. Due to heavy menses, people can have iron deficiency anemia that can be presented with weakness, fatigue/dizziness etc. ...Read more

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Can fibroid tumors bleed or have a leakage?

May cause bleeding: Fibroids do not directly bleed or discharge fluids, but can cause heavy menstral bleeding by their location, midcycle breakthrough bleeding by irritation, and if a fibroid prolapses (pushes out of cervix) may cause a watery discharge. The later is of significant concern and should be evaluated asap! ...Read more

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Are fibroids tumors detected by an MRI with contrast?

Yes: I use MRI to evaluate all of my patients with fibroids. The MRI is very good to outline anatomy as well as decide if fhe fibroid(s) are 'alive.' big fibroids can undergo spontaneous infarction (death) and there is no use in embolization or treatment to already dead fibroids. The MRI helps see both pre- and post-treatment how healthy the fibroids are. ...Read more

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Can having a fibroid tumor limit my chances of getting a vaginal delivery?

Can having a fibroid tumor limit my chances of getting a vaginal delivery?

Depends: Fibroids can interfere with labor but it's rare. It depends of the size and location of the fibroid(s). If located in the lower uterine segment and large in size, fibroids have a higher chance of interfering with labor. However, generally speaking, most women with fibroids tend to have no problems with labor or delivery. ...Read more

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Can a fibroid tumor b a problem it u have not had a period in three months?

Seek another cause: These tumors are very common and while they can cause heavy periods, they are unlikely to stop you from having your periods. ...Read more

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Does drinking caffeinated drinks or coffee make fibroid tumors grow larger?

Does drinking caffeinated  drinks or coffee make  fibroid tumors grow larger?

No: There is no convincing evidence that this increases fibroid growth, all the evidence is at opinion and conjecture level only. All the other evidence on caffeine is probably weighted towards a benefit, so if you enjoy it relax and have a java. ...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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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