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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. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have one tube tied, a baseball size fibroid and had novasure procedure - what are my chances of getting pregnant?
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Discharge is normal: having a discharge is normal. Two true and unrelated. ...Read more