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Lupus Cause Fibroid Tumors
I have some tracts of lupus & have fibroid 9cm. been having some stomach issue with some food. Is endoscopy needed and a good thing to do?
Not enough info: No one could tell you one way or the other based on the scanty info you provided. Ask your own doctor that question. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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