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Doctor insights on: Phytoestrogens Uterine Fibroids

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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

Dr. Mark Pack
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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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Gyn /doctors, what role does photoestrogen play in a 35 yr old women with uterine fibroids?

Phytoestrogens: Estrogens derived from plants, like any Estrogens will produce growth of fibroids. Lemon grass has antiestrogenic effect and it may shrink them if not too large. ...Read more

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Can eating or taking anything with photoestrogen have effect on urine fibroids in uterus?

Theoretically: Fibroids are estrogen dependent and grow in response to estrogens. It may be possible that phytoestrogens would stimulate growth in fibroids, although I'm unaware of any scientific evidence proving this one way or the other. Birth control pills containing estrogen are used to control bleeding from fibroids, but may actually stimulate them to grow faster, given the strength of these estrogens. ...Read more

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Can eating or taking anything with photoestrogen have effect on urine fibroids in uterus? Can it make fibroids bigger & cancerous? May you explain dr

Can eating or taking anything with photoestrogen have effect on urine fibroids in uterus? Can it make fibroids bigger & cancerous? May you explain dr

Yes: Fibroids grow under the influence of estrogen, so supplementing with phytoestrogens pills may make your fibroids grow faster. Eating normal amounts of phytoestrogens in soy or yams etc is unlikely to cause you any problems. ...Read more

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Is flaxseed bad for someone with uterus fibroids? I was told to avoid photoestrogen foods. What are there gyn dr's? May you please answer these question

Is flaxseed bad for someone with uterus fibroids? I was told to avoid photoestrogen foods. What are there gyn dr's? May you please answer these question

A little flaxseed oi: Should not hurt depends what your situation is, how big are your fibroids if you google it you can find gyn docs in your area almost every town has a least one gyn doc or one close by. ...Read more

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What is phytoestrogen and what ca that do to fibroids?

What is phytoestrogen and what ca that do to fibroids?

Not much: Phytoestrogens are Estrogens derived from plant products such as black cohosh. These are all relatively weak Estrogens that are used after the menopause. The reason is that the normal estrogen level from a normal cycle is 100 times greater than the dose from these over the counter Estrogens and therefore has minimal effect on a premenopausal woman and on fibroids. ...Read more

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How much pain are uterine fibroids?

How much pain are uterine fibroids?

Varies greatly: Fibroids are benign (non cancerous) tumors of the uterus that are associated with painful, heavy periods. They can be treated with medications that are hormonal or non-hormonal, and they are also commonly treated surgically by removing the fibroid (s) or the entire uterus. ...Read more

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What are the tests for uterine fibroids?

Tests: Initially your gynecologist may do an ultrasound. Also an MRI maybe done to better characterize your fibroids prior to treatment. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is uterine fibroids?

What sort of disorder is uterine fibroids?

Uterine Fibroids: Fibroids are benign growths in the uterus that can cause problems depending on the location. Most common problems are bleeding and pain. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have uterine fibroid?

Always possible: 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

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How many types of uterine fibroids are there?

How many types of uterine fibroids are there?

4: There are 4 basic types of uterine fibroids:

intramural (within the wall of the uterus)
subserosal (underneath the outside surface)
submucosal (underneath the lining of the uterus)
cervical (located in the wall of the cervix)

there are also sub-categories assigned as well, but all based primarily on location. Please see the graphic attached. ...Read more

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Can uterine fibroids lead to cancer?

Can uterine fibroids lead to cancer?

Not directly: Fibroids are a result of high estrogen levels. High estrogen can be caused by excessive carbohydrate intake (via competetive inhibition of glucoronidase enzyme) therefore a low carb diet is beneficial to reduce estrogen and help shrink fibroids. You may also have low iodine, thyroid problems, low progesterone. All of these things should be evaluated. High estrogen levels can cause cancer. ...Read more

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Can uterine fibroids turn into cancer?

Can uterine fibroids turn into cancer?

No: The medical term for fibroids is leiomyomata. They are benign tumors that arise from smooth muscle cells; they do not become cancerous. The cancerous counterpart is called leiomyosarcoma. The problem is the inability to distinguish between the two without taking them out and looking at the cells under the microscope. Uterine tumors that enlarge quickly should be evaluated and possibly removed. ...Read more

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Can uterine fibroid surgery be serious?

Can uterine fibroid surgery be serious?

It shouldn't be: Any surgery can be serious. But if surgery for fibroids is indeed necessary (it isn't always), there are several surgical approaches. Laparoscopy and laparotomy are two of them. In certain situations, the fibroid uterus may be removed vaginally. Tho there are risks with any type of surgery, the risks are minimized in experienced hands with good pre-operative preparation. Pls ck with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Can I give birth if I have uterine fibroids?

Can I give birth if I have uterine fibroids?

Yes: Many patients with uterine fibroids can deliver vaginally, depending on the size and position. If the fibroids are large and placed low in the uterus, your doctor may recommend a cesarean, but may give you a trial of labor. If you have had a previous myomectomy (a surgery to remove fibroids), your doctor will usually recommend a c/s as the risk of uterine rupture is too high with labor. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for Uterine fibroids?

Many: There are multiple types of treatment for fibroids which depend on the size, number, location, and symptoms of your fibroids. These include doing nothing, taking birth control pills, different IUDs, uterine artery embolization, surgery to remove fibroids and hysterectomy among others. Please consult with us or an obgyn for an answer specific to you ...Read more

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Can uterine fibroids be cured with homeopathy?

Can uterine fibroids be cured with homeopathy?

Not very likely: Uterine fibroids are benign growths of the muscle wall of the uterus. They have no known cause and no known cure short of removing the uterus (hysterectomy). No medications have been shown to eliminate them. They can regrow after haveing been surgically removed from the uterus. Allopathic and homeopatic remedies have not been shown to have any lasting effects. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for uterine fibroids?

What's the best treatment for uterine fibroids?

Depends: The "best" treatment depends on many things. Do they bother you? Are you done having kids? Are they growing rapidly? You definitely need to discuss options with your doc, but they include doing nothing, minimally invasive surgery removing just fibroid, minimally invasive types of hysterectomy, open hysterectomy, uterine artery embolization. Find the option that best fits your needs/desires. ...Read more

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Can uterine fibroid cause middle left back pain?

Can uterine fibroid cause middle left back pain?

Yes: These types of pains can be caused by fibroids and can be severe if they persist seek medical attention as these symptoms can be signs of other medical issues. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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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