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Pedunculated Fibroid Symptoms
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
It's only just begun: Yes, that is a title to a song, but it is also the answer to your question. Cystic degeneration of a uterine fibroid is the first of several types of continuing "dying" changes. In this process, at some point, infection or pain may appear. Talk with your GYN MD about resolution possibilites ...Read more
I have a pedunculated right fundal subserosal fibroid 5.6 x 4.9 x 3.7 cm. Is this considered a nice size? A what are my options for removal?
Laparoscopy: Just because you have a fibroid does not mean that you need surgery. If it causes symptoms like pain, heavy bleeding, or infertility you may consider removal. If your provider is skilled in laparoscopy this could be as easy as an outpatient surgery for removal. If you decide not to have surgery then you should be followed on a regular basis. ...Read more
How to get rid of pedunculated fundal fibroid without any surgery? I'm only 26+ and I have no baby. My husband is living in abroad.
What could eventually become of a pedunculated solid fibroid mass(golf ball size) if left alone? It is near uterus and pelv. Side wall, not ovarian.
See below: It could bleed and you could become anemic. It could grow and cause pelvic pain. ...Read more
I have 58x36x30mm pedunculated fibroid in right adnexa which is right side of fundus of uterus, I found I am pregnant with 7 week? Is it serious for me
I have just been diagnosed with anteverted bulky uterus, anterior intramural, posterior intramural, fundal subserous & fundal pedunculated fibroid?
Are you symptomatic?: Sounds like you had pelvic us and reported the location of certain fibroids in the uterus. 3 locations: submucosal (central, against the uterine lining), intramural (in the muscular middle), and subserosal (outer, on the edge). Anterior (front) posterior(back). Fundal is top of the uterus. Pedunculated means it's on a stalk (but this term is often used to describe any fibroid away from uterus). ...Read more
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
Fibroids ?: "Fibroids" (leiomyomata) are almost always benign, and represent growths in smooth muscle, such as the uterus. These tumors may be stimulated by estrogen and can grow to very large size, so fullness, occasional heavy bleeding, discomfort, are the "symptoms". Fibroids of the uterus can also cause infertility, and non functional labor if pregnant. Consult a gyn for advice on treatment. ...Read more
Nothing: Most people that have fibroids have no symptoms and may not even now they have them. Patients that are symptomatic usually have a change in there bleeding--usually heavier and longer or an increase in pain. ...Read more
Pain and/or Bleeding: Depending on the size and location, fibroids can cause heavy or painful periods, pelvic pain or pressure/bloating, changes in urination or bowel movements, miscarriages or infertility. Fibroids are very common and many women have small fibroids that do not cause any symptoms at all. ...Read more
Yes they can: Fibroids are hard tumors and cause symptoms based on their location in the uterus. They are most common cause of heavy menstrual bleeding due to ones located along the lining of the uterus. They also can press on pelvic nerves to cause pain in the pelvis but also can feel it back hips buttocks or down the legs. They also often cause increase urinary frequency from pressing on bladder. ...Read more
R/O APPENDICITIS : Appendicitis pain usually starts around the umbilicus then in a 24-48hr window settles in the RLQ. You need an EXAM/LABS. Also, ABDOMINAL/PELVIC US. THIS WILL ALSO VISUALIZE FIBROIDS. IF SX ACUTELY WORSEN SEEK ER EVALUATION. THE SHRINKING FIBROID PAIN USUALLY IS NOT AS SEVERE AND LESSENS WITH TIME. APPENDICITIS PAIN USUALLY WORSENS, NECESSITATING SURGERY. ...Read more
Should fibroid be removed? I have had a large fibroid for 10 + years which I didn't have removed because it didn't cause symptoms. It has stabilized since going through menopause 2 years ago. Does it have to be removed?
Asymptomatic fibroids do not need surgery with few exceptions.
1. Growing after menopause. Remove because of risk of sarcoma. Sarcomas are very rare and grow rapidly. Pre-existing fibroids do not develop into sarcoma.
2. Blockage of the kidneys. This can occur without symptoms, and is detected by ultrasound of the kidneys, which can easily be done during pelvic ultrasound.
3. Blockage of blood low from the legs, usually if not always a symptom, since one leg will swell.
4. Patients at risk of ovarian cancer when the ovaries cannot be palpated on exam or seen on ultrasound. This is a soft call since it is not clear that pelvic exam or ultrasound detects ovarian cancer without symptoms, but I have saved a few women from advanced cancer by sticking to this rule. ...Read more
Unlikely: Anyone can get a uterine fibroid, which is an overgrowth of muscle cells in the shape of a ball. Like moles on the skin, they come in different sizes/shapes; RARELY cancerous. You only need surgery if you have symptoms like pain/pressure/incontinence/bleeding/bloating. Size/location don't matter. Lupron (leuprolide) or embolization are ways to control w/out surgery. US follow up is very important. ...Read more
Complicated: This is a complicated question to answer, but I'll give you some ideas. Fibroids are muscle tumors (benign) and when they are small, so long as they are not invading the lining of the uterus, typically don't cause any symptoms. As they grow they cause pain and pressure. If they invade the lining (even a little) they can cause bleeding abnormalities. Endo causes pain, cramping, irregular bleeding. ...Read more
39yo with intramural posterior fibroids, largest vs 2 adj fibroids 9 cm max diameter. Recommendations? No longer having children, unbearable symptoms
Hi, am 27yrs old, with one child, it was recently discovered that I have exophytic fundal fibroid, measuring 20.5cm, with mild symptom. Can you please?
Depends on symptoms: Anyone can get a uterine fibroid, which is an overgrowth of muscle cells in the shape of a ball. Like moles on the skin, they come in different sizes/shapes; RARELY cancerous. You only need surgery if you have symptoms like pain/pressure/incontinence/bleeding/bloating. Size/location don't matter. Lupron (leuprolide) or embolization are ways to control w/out surgery. US follow up is very important. ...Read more
Pain and/or bleeding: Depending on the size and location, fibroids can cause heavy or painful periods, pelvic pain or pressure/bloating, changes in urination or bowel movements, miscarriages or infertility. Fibroids are very common and many women have small fibroids that do not cause any symptoms at all. ...Read more