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Posterior Wall Uterine Fibroid
Iam sandhya, 27. Iam having bulky uterus with uterine fibroid.Uterus bulky & anteverted. Measures13.8x9.4x12.8cm.12.1x11.6x10.7cm in posterior wall?
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
There are 3 diff types of uterine fibroids. What type of fibroids r anterior fundals & posterior laterals?All r 4cm n more.Do they cause infertility?
If they grow lateral on uterus can block fallopian tubes.
This can be checked to be sure ...Read more
I have 2 uterine fibroids. 1 is 7mm fundal and the other midline posterior 6mm. I have been having severe pain/long periods.Could they be responsible?
Not likely: These are too small to have much significance, i'd look for another cause. ...Read more
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
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
02 fibroids in posterior wall,largest 7.4x5.5cm,uterus size 11.7x7.8x6.0cm,. can i try to conceive with these fibroids? do you think they will cause pregnancy problems? i dont want to have surgery
U/S report shows enlarged uterus with multiple fibroids,largest one at right posterior wall of uterus fundus, can't see Ovaries. Gyn suggest MRI. Should I hsve Pelvis MRI after my monthly period or middle in between 2 periods for better MRI result??
What does complex uterine mass located in the posterior myometirum in contact with endometrium. This mass does not have appearance of fibroids?
Need more info: Images and report and your symptoms necessary to assess this ...Read more
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
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
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
I have 2 children & I have a uterine fibroid on the external wall of the uterus. Size 6cms. Not causing any problems. Should i remove it?
Decision: This is a decision you, your husband and doctor should determine. ...Read more
If I have uterine fibroid in the anterior wall of my uterus measuring 60, 3* 63.6mm can I get pegnant?
Yes : Most patients with fibroids are able to get pregnant and successfully carry to term. ...Read more
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?
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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