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I am in the 30 "s, how can I reduce estrogen in my body in order to shrink fibroids? And what foods shld I eat and avoid?

I am in the 30 "s, how can I reduce estrogen in my body in order to shrink fibroids? And what foods shld I eat and avoid?

You should talk: To your gynecologist. At age 30 I would not want to blocking estrogen unless it was coordinated by a specialist. There are minimally invasive treatments such as uterine fibroid embolization (ufe) that you might be interested in ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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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(question got cut off) new 1.1cm intramural fibroid, told repeat u/s in 4 months. Why is this important since fibroids r so common & a benign finding?

Fibroids: I am not sure why you were suggested to have ultrasound repeated. I would assume that there may have been either incomplete visualization or the radiologist wanted to make sure it is not something else. Talk to the ordering doc and ask him that question. He may contact the radiologist and ask him directly. ...Read more

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What is the curse of fibroid?

What is the curse of fibroid?

Fibroid=pelvic pain: Fibroid tumors (uterus muscle tumors) are a common cause of pelvic pain. Location of fibroids also contribute to the many symptoms they cause. If a fibroid is near the cervix, dyspaurenia (painful sex) may occur. Fibroids near the lining of the uterus cause increased vaginal bleeding during periods and decreased fertility. A gynecologist can diagnose fibroids with ultrasound and treat accordingly. ...Read more

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What are fibroids?

Uterine growths: Fibroids are benign growths of smooth muscle of the uterus. They are not precancerous, however, they can cause symptoms. Some symptoms of fibroids include abdominal pain and heavy vaginal bleeding. They can be treated with hormonal medications or surgery if they are extremely bothersome. ...Read more

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What are fibroids?

Benign tumor: Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. They are benign and non-cancerous. They're often asymptomatic but can cause disabling symptoms in some women which will require treatment. Fibroids are particularly common in african-american women. Up to 80% of these women during childbearing years have fibroids. Fibroids tend to occur earlier, be larger, and more numerous in these women. ...Read more

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What are fibroids?

What are fibroids?

Benign uterine tumor: Fibroids are growths, usually ball shaped, that are made of uterine muscle. To doctors, a tumor is an abnormal growth of tissue and does not necessarily mean cancer. Fibroids are benign, or non cancerous. They are more dense than normal uterine muscle and can cause pain, pressure, bladder or bowel symptoms, painful sex, and/or heavy, painful menstrual periods. ...Read more

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What causes fibroids?

Not known...: ...., but genetic factors and hormone status plays a part. ...Read more

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Can you feel fibroids?

Yes: Fibroids are benign tumors of the uterus made up of smooth muscle and fibrous tissue. They are hard and firm to the touch. When they are located in the front of the uterus they can be felt by the patient or the physician on physical exam. They can enlarge a woman's uterus like a pregnancy and its size is often compared in those terms. ...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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Where can fibroids grow?

In the uterus: Fibroids are benign muscular growths that can occur in the wall of the uterus. They can occur on the inside of the wall, right in the middle, or on the outside. Commonly they cause no symptoms, but they can cause pain and/or bleeding, especially if they are large. ...Read more

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Can fibroids move about?

Maybe: Fibroids must be associated with the uterus. The uterus moves around and fibroids that are on the outside of the uterus on a stalk (exophytic) can move around. ...Read more

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How can I treat fibroids?

Multiple ways: Fibroids need to be treated only if you symptoms like heavy or irregular bleeding, pain, feeling a mass or fullness in your abdomen etc.
There are many ways of treating fibroids depending on your age, fertility issues and location of fibroids. Myomectomy, hystrectomy, possibly through laparoscope, uterine artey embolization and uterine ablations are commonly prescribed treatments.. ...Read more

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How are fibroids treated?

How are fibroids treated?

Different treatment: Surgical removal,
watchfull waiting, if small and asymptomatic
hormonal treatment, to control the bleeding
non-steroidal anti inflammatory medication like ibuprofen. To control the pain. ...Read more

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Do fibroids grow everyday?

Can: Uterine fibroid growth depends on several things, such as certain hormones, but also how hormones balance each other. Trauma can also affect fibroids as well as pregnacy. Usually fibroids have spurts of growth rather than constant growth. ...Read more

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Is fibroid tumor dangerous?

Can cause problems: Fibroids are non-cancerous growths of the muscular layer if the uterus. They are hormonally driven and can grow in size and cause problems for many women. They can cause pelvic pain, urinary symptoms, and constipation if a large enough size. They can also cause abnormal bleeding and heavy periods. ...Read more

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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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Did fibroid make you tired?

Not directly: Uterine fibroids are not directly linked to fatigue. If the fibroids are causing very heavy periods then this can cause anemia. Anemia can cause fatigue. ...Read more

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Do big fibroids move around?

Usually not: A uterine fibroid grows from the muscle tissue of the uterus. They are abnormal tumors, of course, but they are not cancer. If they are imbedded in the uterus, they can't move, but they can grow huge and push things around. Occasionally, a fibroid is on a stalk outside the uterus, or has attached to something else near the uterus... one might think these latter fibroids can "move" or have "moved". ...Read more

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Where all can fibroids grow?

The uterus: Benign fibroids will only grow in the uterus. ...Read more

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Meaning of subserous fibroid?

Subserous fibroid: Fibroids are benign tumors of the uterus. Subserosal fibroids are on the outside covering of the uterus. ...Read more

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What causes fibroids to grow?

Estrogen: Fibroids grow when exposed to naturally occuring estrogen. Since estrogen levels "swing" to higher highs and lower lows as a woman gets into her mid 30's and 40's, fibroids tend to grow and cause symptoms at these ages. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of fibroids?

What are symptoms of fibroids?

Varies: About half of women with fibroids have no symptoms.
The most common symptoms form fibroids is heavy menstrual bleeding - flow heavier and/or longer and often with clots.
If the fibroids enlarge the uterus it can push on other structures and cause urinary frequency, discomfort with sex, constipation, and/or back pain.
In some women fibroids can interfere with fertility. ...Read more

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What are fibroid tumours like?

What are fibroid tumours like?

Fibroid: Uterine fibroids are muscular tumors that originate from the uterus. They rarely turn into cancer. No one really know what causes them, however, genetics and hormones may make one more likely to get them.
Estrogen and progesterone also seem to affect the growth of fibroid. ...Read more

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Does fibroids grow over 4 yrs?

Yes: Fibroids are a benign growth of the uterine muscle. They often will continue to grow slowly over time. They also tend to shrink once you go through menopause. ...Read more

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What is a fibroid cytoma tumor?

Soft tissue tumor: Fibrous histiocytoma or Dermatofibromas are hard solitary slow-growing lesions that may appear in a variety of colours, usually brownish to tan. They are often elevated or pedunculated. Some believe that dermatofibromas form as a reaction to previous skin injuries. They are composed of disordered collagen laid down by fibroblasts The malignant variety (MFH), a type of sarcoma, is a malignant neoplasm of uncertain origin that arises both in soft tissue and bone. This lesion is rich in histiocytes with a storiform growth pattern and is now considered the most common soft tissue sarcoma in adults. ...Read more

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How do fibroid and cyst differ?

See below: Fibrioids are in the uterus and are solid and made up of the smooth muscle from the uterus. Cysts are like bubbles. Thy are sacs full of liquid inside and are usually but not always seen in the ovaries. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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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