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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
Past of ruptured ovarian cysts. Ruptured 1.5 yrs ago + lower right ab pain since. Laparoscopy removed endometriosis and fibroids. Mre free fluid. Pain?
51 no periods for 8 months. fibroids and ovarian cysts. Ruptured Right ovary 20 yrs ago. Right ovary is not visable on US + MRI. pain on right side.
After ct doctors concluded there was a ruptured ovarian cysts. Tubes blocked near uterus. Fibroids outside wall. would Reopening tubes help iui?
20 weeks preg. Did myomectomy lap remove 2 small fibrds 3×3cm.Now i hav some pain in myo wounds due to stretchng.I fear abt uterine rupture, any danger?
High Complex questn: Your question and suggested diagnosis is good but too complex to answer safely in this forum. See a doctor to discuss details of your case so that the appropriate diagnostics can be performed, depending on the specifics of your condition. ...Read more
Indirect association: While vit D and calcium are not used to treat fibroids there is a connection between the two. African-American women have the highest incidence of fibroids (up to 80%) and they are more deficient in vitamin D than other racial groups as well. It is important for everyone to have their vit D levels checked regularly and supplement daily if necessary. ...Read more
Safe:yes, effctv:no: Every surgical procedure has risks associated with it (for d&c: perforation, infection, scarring inside the uterus, bleeding, potential weakening of cervix). They are rare for d&c's. But more importantly: they do not typically fix the problem of heavy periods. They can improve things for a few months, but the underlying problem (fibroid/hormone imbalance) doesn't go away. Need to look at other txs. ...Read more
I'm 10 w preg w painful fibroids I want to have a d&c. How do I ask my dr and will he be able to do it?
Perhaps: All doctors do not perform abortions but most can refer you to a doctor that does. It is usually considered safest to get this done before 12 weeks if you decide that it is really what you want to do. Talk to friends and family before you make this important decision. You do not have much time. ...Read more
I had a D and C surgery to remove what they found was a 3cm fibroid, a week ago today. What I want to know is when I can orgasm without penetration?
Whenever you want: the two issues have nothing to do with each other. ...Read more
Heavy bleedlng continuing for more than one month, no fibroid or other disorder as per us scan reports, no tumour or other disorder as per d&c?
Do all submucosal fibroids cause bleeding. have one that is 1.3 (L),1.3(w) 1.2 (d).Report says one sits adjacent to endometrium&submucosal extension c?
Most likely: The one that you describe is likely to cause intermenstrual bleeding and or heavy/crampy periods ...Read more
Dying fibroid: When a fibroid outgrows its blood supply, areas of it can die off. This event can be very painful to a patient, even causing her to go to the Emergency Room. For degenerating fibroid(s) on the right side, this can even simulate appendicitis. Degenerating fibroids often eventually calcify which can be detected on pelvic imaging (exs. x-ray, CT scan, ultrasound). ...Read more
Not enough info: Fibroids are very common benign tumors. They are found in a woman's uterus and can be discovered during a routine pelvic exam or pelvic ultrasound. If there are no symptoms (exs. Heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, increased urinary frequency) no treatment is necessary unless it is determined that the fibroid is preventing a fertility patient from getting pregnant or causing her to miscarry. ...Read more
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 more
Large Fibroid: I'm not sure what your question is? This is a large fibroid the size of a baby's head. It can be removed by myomectomy without much difficulty. You are only 37 years old and it's to soon to remove your uterus unless you are finished with childbearing. Check out www.chicagofibroid.com for more information about fibroids. ...Read more
Yes: Fibroids are benign tumors of the uterus made up of smooth muscle and fibrous tissue. They are hard and firm to the touch. When they are located in the front of the uterus they can be felt by the patient or the physician on physical exam. They can enlarge a woman's uterus like a pregnancy and its size is often compared in those terms. ...Read more
Fibroids vary a lot: Uterine fibroids are benign muscle growths in the uterus. They tend to grow until a woman reaches menopause, at which tine they begin to shrink. Some fibroids can be so large as to mimic a 5-month pregnancy! others are small enough to be seen only on ultrasound, and cannot be felt by the examiner. If you believe you are feeling a fibroid, please get an exam to be sure of your findings. Lgromkomd. ...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
Signs and symptoms: Clinical manifestation can include- heavy menses, dysmenorrhea, pressure/discomfort on pelvic are- which depends on the bulk of the fibroids, difficulty to get pregnant and miscarriages. Due to heavy menses, people can have iron deficiency anemia that can be presented with weakness, fatigue/dizziness etc. ...Read more
Fibroids: Can lead to many different problems. Frequently they are completely asymptomatic - meaning no problems or symptoms. Sometimes they can lead to irregular and heavy periods, pain, pain with sex or with periods, pressure, and infertility. Malignancy is EXCEEDINGLY rare contrary to what some in the media have trumped up. They usually shrink after the menopause. Treatment depends on multiple factors. ...Read more
By physical, imaging: Fibroids can be discovered by physical exam or by imaging (exs. Pelvic ultrasound, mri). They can be very small (pea size) or quite large (melon). Most women that have fibroids are asymptomatic and do not require any treatment (unless they are causing infertility). Fibroids can cause significant symptoms, most notably heaving menstrual flow, pelvic pain, and increased urinary frequency. ...Read more
See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more