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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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What are the risks being pregnant with . Lupus, sjögren's syndrome, sinus tarchydia, irregular heart beats and fibroid tumor ?

What are the risks being pregnant with . Lupus, sjögren's syndrome, sinus tarchydia, irregular heart beats and fibroid tumor ?

Multiple: You definitely want to consult a high-risk pregnancy specialist. Pregnancy is a physical strain, and all of your conditions can be exacerbated. There are fetal risks to those autoimmune diseases, including fetal heart block and oligohydramnios. Your fibroids could cause preterm labor and increase your risk for cesarean section. Your heart disease shouldn't be taken lightly either. ...Read more

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What causes fibroid tumor which includes a prolased uterusbladder and rectum?

What causes fibroid tumor which includes a prolased uterusbladder and rectum?

Dumb luck: Maybe a quarter of women of reproductive age have fibroids in the uterus that cause more or less trouble. There are a variety of ways to handle these nowadays, some letting you keep your uterus if that is your desire. ...Read more

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What can cause bloody discharge after sex, after a fibroid tumor removal?

What can cause bloody discharge after sex, after a fibroid tumor removal?

Non-healing of surge: How long after the surgery, did you start the sex? If the surgical wound hasn't healed completely, bleeding is expected. ...Read more

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What causes fibroid tumors?

What causes fibroid tumors?

No one knows: While no one knows what causes fibroid tumors, they do grow with hormonal stimulation (i.e. estrogen, progesterone). That's why they often grow during pregnancy and why they tend not to be an issue for women in menopause. ...Read more

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Can fibroid tumors cause symptoms farther away from the uterus?

Can fibroid tumors cause symptoms farther away from the uterus?

If they are large: Fibroids can cause bleeding from the uterus in some cases. Other times they can cause pain and pressure. This happens when they get large enough to press on another structure (like the bowel or the bladder). They would have to be really large to put pressure on anything outside the pelvis. So if the problem is in the pelvis, maybe. If it is in your chest or upper abdomen (belly), that is unlikely. ...Read more

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Does the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot help with cysts and fibroid tumors ? Or can it cause it to be worse ?

Does the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot help with cysts and fibroid tumors ? Or can it cause it to be worse ?

In general, it helps: The Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shots have a very strong suppressive effect on the production of ovarian cysts, and many f ibroids will shrink under the influence of progestins (like in the Depo-Provera provera). With that said, some women will develop irregular bleeding when they use Depo-Provera provera, and it has other side effects of weight gain, moodiness, etc - in some patients. ...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