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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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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I need help with the back pain due uterine fibroids?

I need help with the back pain due uterine fibroids?

Uterine fibroids: Please see a GYN doctor or your family practice doc. If they are not able to help get a second opinion. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can uterine polyps go away with progesterone therapy?

Can uterine polyps go away with progesterone therapy?

No but: Progesterone will not make polyps go away. However they will oftentimes resolve on their own with no treatment and do not always require surgery. ...Read more

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Can someone with uterine fibroids take tasly photoestrogen without causing any problems to fibroids?

Can someone with uterine fibroids take tasly photoestrogen without causing any problems to fibroids?

Phytoestrogens : Phytoestrogens refer to Estrogens derived from plants. As these are still Estrogens to your body, you would expect the effects (including side effects) of estrogens. ...Read more

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How to cure endometrial polyp with fibroids?

How to cure endometrial polyp with fibroids?

Depends... D&C?: well, it depends on how much it is causing.. most of the time over 40 I recommend a uterine biopsy (called a EMB done in office) that is not 100% but pretty good to be sure not really a cancer. then if ok can try medical things to shed it or may need a D and C ( if u dont want more kids, ask possible ablation at same time0... hope this helps ...Read more

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Hello doctors, can uterine fibroids be removed with laporoscopy?

Fibroids: Yes, but size and location are critical in succeeding in what's called a myomectomy. The current method is "on hold" as the FDA is reviewing the method of removing the tumor(s) from the abdomen in a laparoscopic method. ...Read more

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Can a vaginal ultrasound see uterus and endometrial cancer?

Can a vaginal ultrasound see uterus and endometrial cancer?

TransVaginalUltraso: You mean Transvaginal Ultrasoundthat uses high frequency sound waves to create images of your internal organs.This will detect abnormalities in uterus,fallopian tubes,ovaries and vagina.Transvaginal means through the vagina.It can see images of uterus and detect Endometrial Cancer ...Read more

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Any over-the-counter help for someone with uterine prolapse?

Any over-the-counter help for someone with uterine prolapse?

Limited choices: 3 options with prolapse: live with it, wear a pessary, or surgical correction. Ways to help symptoms but not reverse condition: kegel exercises, avoid constipation & unnecessary heavy lifting, maintain normal weight. In addition, avoid smoking as it weakens collagen- important for ligament strength. Usually once prolapse pushes through vaginal opening, it starts to worsen at a faster pace. ...Read more

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If I have endometriosis, multiple fibroids, an ovarian cyst, and uterine and rectocele prolapse what would the recommended treatment(s) be?

If I have endometriosis, multiple fibroids, an ovarian cyst, and uterine and rectocele prolapse what would the recommended treatment(s) be?

Sorry you are: Struggling with these problems. Your situation is a bit complex to make recommendations in this forum. You should make sure you discuss options with an experienced gyn surgeon or urogynecologist. There are options for you. ...Read more

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Help with uterus didelphys! ttc?

Help with uterus didelphys! ttc?

Proceed with caution: Your uterus is a true double uterus. Your doctor can perform an hsg to determine the sizes of each horn. This abnormality carries a risk of early and recurrent miscarriages, also the possibility of a breach pregnancy in addition to endometriosis related infertility. The kidneys need to be evaluated also for abnormalities since they develop at the same time as the uterus. ...Read more

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Help! can a woman with bulky uterus get children?

Help! can a woman with bulky uterus get children?

Depends on cause: Often women are told that their uterus is large or bulky on exam- it could be a sign of fibroids or adenomyosis. I would recommend seeing a fertility specialist for an ultrasound to check the uterus and find the cause of your enlarged uterus. Since you are 46 years of age-- the fertility specialist can evaluate your eggs too! ...Read more

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Can you give me some advice about ovarian, uterine or cervical cancers?

Can you give me some advice about ovarian, uterine or cervical cancers?

What's the question?: It's hard to give general advice, but I'll do my best. Ovarian, uterine and cervical cancers are different even though they're gynecologic cancers. Ovarian cancer symptoms are vague...bloating, back pain, or bowel changes. Uterine cancer is most common in older women and causes post-menopausal bleeding. Cervical cancer is associated with HPV and is detected by regular PAP smears. Does that help? ...Read more

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Do you need to ave your ovaries removed because of endometrial hyperplasia with atypia?

Do you need to ave your ovaries removed because of endometrial hyperplasia with atypia?

Not usually: Endometrial hyperplasia (with or without atypia) has many causes, but often hormone imbalances can be the cause. Overweight patients have an increased risk of hyperplasia. Since the ovaries produce hormones, they may be involved. However, medical therapy can sometimes be used to manage hyperplasia. Ultimately, it is a precursor to cancer and requires close monitoring. ...Read more

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Help please! could calcified uterine fibroids cause cancer?

Help please! could calcified uterine fibroids cause cancer?

Unlikely: But watch for increase in size in which case you need an experet gynecologist to advise you about required treatment. ...Read more

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What are some exercises to help uterine prolapse?

What are some exercises to help uterine prolapse?

Kegels: Kegel exercises may be helpful. A patient handout on how to do kegelskegel may be found at this link. http://www.drjkm.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/kegel.pdf. ...Read more

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I have UTERUS WITH POSTERIOR WALL FIBROID. Can fibroids be treated with medicines alones? What is the medication? I am trying to avoid Hysterectomy.

I have UTERUS WITH POSTERIOR WALL FIBROID.

Can fibroids be treated with medicines alones? What is the medication? I am trying to avoid Hysterectomy.

No medical treatment: Hysterectomy is one option for treatment of abnormal bleeding due to fibroids. The other options include surgical removal of fibroids, embolizationof fibroids by an interventional radiologist,ultrasound ablation of the fibroids by an interventional radiologist,and endometrial ablation.The size, number, and location as well as other health factors determine the best treatment for you.RU486 may help ...Read more

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How do I tell if I have uterine fibroids?

Assess your symptoms: More common symptoms of uterine fibroids are: bleeding between periods; heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia); menstrual periods that may last longer than normal; need to urinate more often; pelvic cramping or pain with periods; sensation of fullness or pressure in lower abdomen; pain during intercourse. Pelvic exam may be revealing. Pelvic imaging may be done. ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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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