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Doctor insights on: Posterior Wall Uterine Fibroid

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Iam sandhya, 27. Iam having bulky uterus with uterine fibroid.Uterus bulky & anteverted. Measures13.8x9.4x12.8cm.12.1x11.6x10.7cm in posterior wall?

Iam sandhya, 27. Iam having bulky uterus with uterine fibroid.Uterus bulky & anteverted. Measures13.8x9.4x12.8cm.12.1x11.6x10.7cm in posterior wall?

Surgery: When fibroids cause problems, for the vast majority of women surgery is required. The type of surgery depends on your age, reproduction and the type, size and locations of the fibroids. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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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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29 y/o f w/ 2 exophytic subserosal uterine fibroids on the right side of the pelvis. Anterior 6.5 x 5.9 x 7.3 cm; posterior: 10.3 x9.1x 9 cm.Surgery?

That depends: On if you are done having children, or would still like the option to try. Those are pretty big measurements, and could possibly complicate every aspect of pregnancy.They can also keep growing--sometimes very quickly and can get quite large. You are close to the threshold of being able to do a vaginal hysterectomy at all.Wait too much longer, and you might have no choice but abdominal. Talk to doc. ...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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I recently had an ultrasound done. The report said I have anterior wall uterine fibroid measuring 1.7 x 1.6 cm. What is this? Hw does it affect me?

I recently had an ultrasound done. The report said I have anterior wall uterine fibroid measuring 1.7 x 1.6 cm. What is this? Hw does it affect me?

May or may not: A fibroid is a benign growth in the muscle layer of the uterus. 1.7 cm is about 1/2 an inch. This is a small fibroid & may not cause any symtpoms. But even a fibroid this small can cause cramping or bleeding if it protrudes into the uterine lining. A special type of ultrasound called hysterosonogram, or an exam with a telescope, known as hysteroscopy can tell if it affects the uterine lining. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with 3 fibroids. On the lateral myometrium 44mm, on the uterine fundus 43mm and posterior myometrium 26mm. Will I be able to concieve?

Reassurance: Fibroids (leiomyomata) are very common in women in your age group. Current medical technology is unable to predict anyone's chances of conception. Fiborids can be associated with decreased fertility and increased complications of pregnancy, but the majority of women with fibroids will conceive successfully and have uncomplicated pregnancies. Good luck. ...Read more

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Had m/c 10months ago at 9 week's haven't been able to conceive since just found out I have uterine fibroid on back wall 22mm could this be why?

Had m/c 10months ago at 9 week's haven't been able to conceive since just found out I have uterine fibroid on back wall 22mm could this be why?

Fibroids : Fibroids and an early miscarriage can be the result of a hormonal imbalance, specifically too much estrogen or too little progesterone. Consider having your Estradiol and Progesterone level checked on day 21 of your cycle, so that the ratio between the 2 hormones can be assessed. Many women with fibroids get pregnant easily, so the fibroid itself would not prevent a pregnancy. ...Read more

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Uterus 11.4x7.8x7.1 4 fibroids fundus fibroid 3.8x3.6cm, mid fundus 1.6x1.2cm, posterior fundus 2.1x2cm body anteriorly 2.8x3cm endometrial 4.4x3.8x3.9?

Fibroids: It sounds like you have at least 5 fibroids in your uterus. Are they causing symptoms? The treatment options depend on your symptoms, and also on your desire for future childbearing. This is a good conversation to have with your gynecologist in person. ...Read more

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5 weeks pregnant. Usg shows 3 uterine fibroids:anterior wall subserosal (7.5*6.0mm), posterior wall (17.6*11.2mm) and fundal region (22.7*20.1). Harmful?

Not harmful: These are very small fibroids if your measurements are correct (7.5-20 mm). They should have no effect on the pregnancy. If they grow larger in the future they may have to be addressed. ...Read more

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U/S rpt:"Enlarged uterus lobulated contour&multiple uterine fibroids. LargestFibroids@uterine fundus' posterior wall&left fundal wall 3.1cm.Endometrial thickness normal,ovaries obscured byOverlying bowel gas" Any tests/scan/type of surgery recommend?

U/S rpt:"Enlarged uterus lobulated contour&multiple uterine fibroids. LargestFibroids@uterine fundus' posterior wall&left fundal wall 3.1cm.Endometrial thickness normal,ovaries obscured byOverlying bowel gas" Any tests/scan/type of surgery recommend?

Fibroids: Are relatively common, and if you are not having any symptoms related to them, probably nothing needs to be done. It sounds like you had a transabdominal ultrasound and your ovaries could not be seen due to bowel gas. This happens occasionally. If your doctor wants to check your ovaries, you need to have a transvaginal ultrasound. If the ovaries are still difficult to see, MRI might be useful. ...Read more

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Do large uterine fibroids (22 cm) shrink after menopause and how much, if they do? I am a 50 yr old caucasion. I was thinking of waiting until menopause and lettingt it shrink. It isn't causing any problems other than bulk related which i can handle. My d

Leiomyomas : Leiomyomas of the uterus (fibroids) sometimes shrink after menopause, but some women have them actually enlarge. It sounds like yours are very large which concerns me. I would recommend following your doctors advice, or at least obtaining a second opinion, because it sounds like your doctor is concerned they may compress your ureters which could cause kidney damage. Please be re-evaluated or at least seek a second opinion as I am concerned by that. ...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?

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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Are uterine fibroids cancerous?

Very rarely: Only in very rare instances can fibroids be cancerous. If there is very rapid growth in the size, these are the ones that could be a leiomyosarcomas but again very rare. ...Read more

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Is uterine fibroid due to abortion?

Is uterine fibroid due to abortion?

No: Neither abortions nor miscarriages cause uterine fibroids. They are tumors of the smooth muscle of the uterus that develop in some women for unknown reasons. ...Read more

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How can I prevent uterine fibroids?

You can't: You either are or are not genetically programmed to get them. ...Read more

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How do uterine fibroid tumors develop?

Uncontrolled growth: The smooth muscle that makes up the wall of the uterus begins to grow in an uncontrolled fashion. The separation of a benign tumor (fibroid or leiomyoma) from a malignant tumor (leiomyosarcoma) is the degree of growth, increased growth, and presence of tumor death (necrosis). ...Read more

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How can I treat uterine fibroids except surgery?

Alternatives: Fibroids can be shrunk with use of Lupron (leuprolide) Depot medication used over a period of months, but the change is reversible when the medicine is stopped. Fibroids can also be treated by Uterine Fibroid Embolization which is done by interventional radiologists and is not surgery. Neither one is appropriate if one is hoping to conceive. ...Read more

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Are natural cures for uterine fibroids effective?

Are natural cures for uterine fibroids effective?

Nutritional Rx: 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. All phytoestrogens should be avoided. ...Read more

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How can I treat uterine fibroids without surgery?

Fibroids: The answer depends on the specifics of your situation and findings. The easiest scenario is the person who has a solitary fibroid that is not significant in size or location in the uterus. ...Read more

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Is there any known way to prevent uterine fibroids?

Genetic Predisposed: There is probably a large genetic component and they are working on gene therapy, but that is a way off. Fibroid "food" is estrogen, so often unopposed estrogen can make it grow. Stay away from soy products or other phytoestrogens. I've heard that lysine (used for varicose veins) may help. Also, acupuncture may help. Fibroids usually create bleeding or pain depending on where their location is. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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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