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What r the chances that my large cantaloupe size fibroid on my uters will be cancerous?

What r the chances that my large cantaloupe size fibroid on my uters will be cancerous?

VERY SLIM!: Less than one in a thousand. MANY women have fibroids--any they usually are no problem. SOMETIMES thy are the cause of heavy periods, but unless they are blocking kidneys, or pressing on your bladder etc, you can just watch them. If there are worrisome findngs such as central "rotting", sudden increase in growth -not well defined), your doctor may advise surgery.

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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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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I have 6.73cm size fibroid. I want pregnancy first before removing it? Could it be possible?

I have 6.73cm size fibroid. I want pregnancy first before removing it? Could it be possible?

Large fibroid: I have had patients with 7cm and 8cm fibroids in pregnancy. Two things of importance are 1). If you are not pregnant within a year of trying you should see a fertility specialist and 2). Having such a large fibroid means that you should see an obgyn for scheduled monitoring. If you get pregnant the fibroid will likely not cause you any trouble.

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I was diagnosed with a grapefruit sized fibroid tumor-- is it ok to wait 4months to have myomectomy?

Likely yes: The ultrasound exam should indicate any changes in the leiomyoma (fibroid tumor) that would be cause for concern. Otherwise, waiting four months, as the tumor has likely been around for many years, should not be an issue. You should definitely discuss this with your gyn surgeon, though.

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Do I need to have surgery for a 5cm size fibroid though multiple and with heavy bleeding?

Do I need to have surgery for a 5cm size fibroid though multiple and with heavy bleeding?

Fibroid bleeding: Fibroid growths in the uterus can cause bright red bleeding that can drop your blood level to anemia very quickly. If the fibroid is under the lining of the womb, it can be removed with a hysteroscope through the vagina. If it is in the walls of the uterus, it may require another approach to removal. Check with and discuss this with your GYN MD who is treating you.

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I have one tube tied, a baseball size fibroid and had novasure procedure - what are my chances of getting pregnant?

I have one tube tied, a baseball size fibroid and had novasure procedure - what are my chances of getting pregnant?

Very low!: At age 51, with one tubal ligation, and status post novasure procedure, the chance of you get pregnant is very low, close to 0.

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What medicine reduces the size of fibroids?

What medicine reduces the size of fibroids?

Lupron (leuprolide): Lupron (leuprolide) induces an artificial menopause, complete with hot flashes and mood swings and will shrink your fibroids. However, after you stop (and you can only take it for size months) they often rebound. One non-hormonal option may be a robotic myomectomy, depending size. Often back to work in 2 weeks. Www. Drschapirointhenews. Com Happy to discuss details with you.

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Please tell me, could a 2cm size of fibroid make a woman not to concieve?

Please tell me, could a 2cm size of fibroid make a woman not to concieve?

Probably not.: A fibroid is not likely to prevent pregnancy. However, it may increase your risk of pregnancy loss depending on the exact location and size. This is very unlikely unless the fibroid is in the uterine cavity. Your doctor can recommend tests to determine the exact location of the fibroid.

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Does consuming ground flaxseed increases fibroid size?

Fibroid growth: Fibroid growth has no relation to food intake unless you are consuming large (very large) amount of phytosetrogens (plant based) found in edmame and soy based products.

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Where can I find a chart of different fibroid sizes?

Where can I find a chart of different fibroid sizes?

Size doesn't matter: Fibroids are usually measured on ultrasound in centimeters. They can be tiny (like a pea) or big as a melon. What matters is if they are causing any symptoms (exs. Heavy menstruals, pain) which may require treatment. When fibroids get big and cause the uterus to enlarge, the uterus can be measured based on a similar size pregnancy (ex. Up to the belly button is equivalent to a 16wk size pregnancy)

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I just found out that I have an overly large fibroid size of a mellon I feel so sick I have nausea and pain all the time what will help the nausea?

Surgery: Surgery (fibroid removal) will eliminate the nausea at its' source, which is the pressure of the "fibroid melon" on your intestinal tract.

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Should uterine fibroids (sizes 1.2 to 1.8cm) be removed? What is the procedure to remove these fibroids? After removal, will they reappear again?

Maybe: Small fibroids that are causing problems due to bleeding are very easily and well treated using uterine fibroid embolization (ufe). This is a minimally invasive procedure done by an interventional radiologist. You can find information at www. Ask4ufe. Com or www. Sirweb. Org.

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I have anterior intramural fibroid sized 1cm. Can this cause infertility? . I'm planning for second baby since 1 year. My AMH is 2.8 and HSG normal

I have anterior intramural fibroid sized 1cm. Can this cause infertility? . I'm planning for second baby since 1 year. My AMH is 2.8 and HSG normal

Fibroid/ infertility: Small intramural fibroids such as you describe yours rarely interfere with fertility...women with fibroids very often have endometriosis, which often decreases fertility. Any unusual menstrual pain, sexual pain, or abnormal bleeding can be suggestive of problems. I suggest you see a gyn specialist for further evaluation and a careful exam.

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Should my Dr proactively monitor size/location of fibroid? Last ultrasound was 16 wks = 8x9cm. Only asks that I tell her if I experience pain/problems

Should my Dr proactively monitor size/location of fibroid? Last ultrasound was 16 wks = 8x9cm. Only asks that I tell her if I experience pain/problems

Wouldn't hurt...: Yes, a good practice would be to periodically see if the size is getting out of hand, er, uterus--and especially if you start getting persistent pain or spotting/bleeding. You are a fair distance from using the fan for the flushes, if you know what I mean, so it has a lot of time to grow.

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I need help deciding where to have my surgery at? I will be having my fallopian tubes removed along with a large fibroid size of cantaloupe. My choices are Camellia womens clinic. Along with UC Davis.

I need help deciding where to have my surgery at? I will be having my fallopian tubes removed along with a large fibroid size of cantaloupe. My choices are Camellia womens clinic. Along with UC Davis.

It's difficult: To recommend a particular place to have your surgery. Instead, what I would recommend is researching who has the most experience doing gynecological surgeries such as this.

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They did a pelvic ultrasound and found a fibroid, size of a golf ball. I am on birth control would this affect my test results?

They did a pelvic ultrasound and found a fibroid, size of a golf ball. I am on birth control would this affect my test results?

No: While fibroids will grow with exogenous estrogen found in bc pills, it wouldn't affect the exam. The most important issue is if u have any symptoms (exs. Heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, increased urinary frequency) or not. For more info go to atlii. Com.

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Can multiple fibroids size 2 cm cause consistent sharp pelvic pain, if they're associated with PCOS? Uterine stripe 1.5 cm, and missing 2 periods.

Can multiple fibroids size 2 cm cause consistent sharp pelvic pain, if they're associated with PCOS? Uterine stripe 1.5 cm, and missing 2 periods.

They could: Multiple small fibroids could definitely be associated with pelvic pain, though considering other causes too would be worthwhile. PCOS has no relation at all to pelvic pain or to fibroids. Good wishes.

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I have 3 small fibroids and a few small fluid filled ovarian cysts Would switching from Sprintec 28 to Lo Loestrin FE affect the size of the fibroids?

I have 3 small fibroids and a few small fluid filled ovarian cysts Would switching from Sprintec 28 to Lo Loestrin FE affect the size of the fibroids?

Maybe, maybe not: All oral contraceptive pills contain small amounts of estrogen which can be absorbed by the uterine fibroids and sometimes enhance their enlargement. Some women with fibroids are unaffected by the use of oral contraceptive estrogen and the fibroids show no growth over time.

Dr. Andrew Berry
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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