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Obesity And Fibroids
The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more
I had a pelvic ultrasound done and trans vag. As well. It showed a fibroid, and a cyst on my right ovary. My left ovary was not visible .Is this bad?
Good day doc.My fibroid is subserosal measuring 6.9cm along with pcos is it safe for me to get pregnant?
Consult MFM doctor: PCOS is often associated with fibroids and with metabolic disorders like diabetes, obesity, ovulation and hormonal problems... which may adversely affect pregnancy and are best addressed before getting pregnant. Although your subserosal fibroid is a bit large and may get larger and become symptomatic during pregnancy, its location and size are not likely to threaten your pregnancy ...Read more
40yr lady complain pain lt lumber u/s show swollen bowel loop, faty infiltratd liver fibroid uterus, kidney contain concretion, what is cause n management?
Multiple issues: Swollen bowel loop--i don't understand description but this could be diverticulosis or an ileum. Fatty liver: chronic condition associated with obesity and diabetes, can cause cirrhosis over time. Fibroid uterus: common in 40 year old women kidney concretion: I have no idea but maybe this is calcium deposited in the kidney. No 1 diagnosis puts all of these together. You need to see your doctor. ...Read more
Benign breast tumor: A benign fibroadenoma is the most common breast tumor and is more common in women <30 years of age. It is a solitary, solid, mobile mass with well-defined edges, and the size may vary with your menstrual cycle. A fine needle biopsy confirms the benign nature, and treatment is usually surgical excision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily.: Many, many women have fibroids as they get older. Most don't even know they have them. If you are having symptoms due to them, like heavy periods, etc., then they may be worth treating. Discuss your options with your doctor. Very very rarely, a fibroid can become cancerous. See http://womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/uterine-fibroids.html#g ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Occasionally, usually after a full term delivery, a fibroid may undergo degeneration due to lack of blood supply caused by the uterus' major shrinkage in size immediately post partum. If the fibroid gets no blood, it stops growing and dies. Natural mechanisms then cause the dead tissue to be re-absorbed and the fibroid "goes away on its own". In general however, they don't go away. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Uterine fibroids is also known as Fibroid. Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. They occur in 1 of every 3 women regardless of race and up to 80 % of african-american women of child bearing age. They are often asymptomatic but they can cause significant symptoms (exe. Heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, increased urinary frequency). They ...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
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