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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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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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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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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Is abdominal myomectomy an effective treatment for uterine fibroid tumors?

Is abdominal myomectomy an effective treatment for uterine fibroid tumors?

No: I would highly recommend removing them laparoscopically (minimally invasive approach). Although this method is more difficult to perform, for the patients, there will be great benefit (cosmetically small pleasing scars, 2 week recovery, less pain, quicker return to work). Please do your homework and find a skilled laparoscopic surgeon. The differences are night and day! ...Read more

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How many women get uterine fibroids?

How many women get uterine fibroids?

As many as 40%: At autopsy, as many as 40% of women have evidence of fibroids. Fibroids are usually benign tumors of the uterus that are not symptomatic. Sometimes fibroids can be painful, cause heavy bleeding, miscarriage, preterm labor, problems voiding or constipation. Fast growing fibroids need to be monitored closely and may necessitate surgery. Certain ethnicities have higher prevalence of fibroids. ...Read more

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What are estrogen receptors? For someone with uterine fibroids?

What are estrogen receptors? For someone with uterine fibroids?

Receptors: Receptors are part of the cell that interact via messages or stimuli (in this case estrogen) and initiate a response due to a stimuli. Estrogen can cause fibroids to grow while in menopause, when there is lack of estrogen, the fibroids shrink Best wishes Dr M ...Read more

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What's the best option to treat big (18 weeks) uterine fibroids?

Fibroids: Removal (myomectomy) if wanting children/more children. You may need to be on Lupron first to stop any bleeding and help shrink the fibroid a bit before removal ...Read more

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Is endometriosis same as fibroids ?

Is endometriosis same as fibroids ?

No: Fibroids are solid rumors of the uterus. Endometriosis is when the lining of the uterus is outside the uterus somewhere in your body. ...Read more

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Heavy uterine bleeding 3 weeks pelvic/transvaginal us hyperechoic uterine fundal myometrial focus may represent atypical fibroid or adenomyosis ?

Heavy uterine bleeding 3 weeks pelvic/transvaginal  us  hyperechoic uterine fundal myometrial focus may represent atypical fibroid or adenomyosis ?

Bleeding: Since its a focal area its more likely to be adenomyosis, which typically gets progressively worse as you age. However, you're also at the age when ovarian dysfunction often causes irregular, heavy and/or prolonged bleeding. You might be a good candidate for an endometrial ablation assuming you are done with having babies. ...Read more

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Are new treatments avaialble for uterine fibroids?

Are new treatments avaialble for uterine fibroids?

Yes: Certainly hormone therapy, and surgery can be used, but many fibroids can be managed conservatively. The robot assisted removal has improved outcomes on fibroid removal substantially. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for Uterine fibroids?

What are the risk factors for Uterine fibroids?

Fibroid: Uterine fibroids are muscular tumors that originate from the uterus. They rarely turn into cancer. No one really know what causes them, however, genetics and hormones may make one more likely to get them.
Estrogen and progesterone also seem to affect the growth of fibroid. ...Read more

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Hysterectomy side effects compared with uterine fibroid embolization?

Higher risk w surger: The risk of significant complications of any major abdominal surgery is generally considered to be between 5-10%. The risk of major complications of uae/ufe is below 3%. Embolization also has a faster recovery than surgery. ...Read more

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What are some natural ways of shrinking uterine fibroids and ovarian cysts?

What are some natural ways of shrinking uterine fibroids and ovarian cysts?

Estrogen dependent: Fibroids and often ovarian cysts are estrogen dependent. Anything that lowers estrogen affects them but also will affect your overall health. Fibroids are benign tumors that can often be treated with minimally invasive therapy called ufe (uterine fibroid embolization). An interventional radiologist would perform this procedure. Check out www.Ask4ufe.Com for information. ...Read more

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Is submuscosal fibroid and subserosal fibroid harmful?

Is submuscosal fibroid and subserosal fibroid harmful?

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

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Uterine wall- non secretory surface endometrium over myometrium. Uterine nodule - leiomyoma of uterus without cellular atypia. Uterine cervix- chro?

Uterine wall- non secretory surface endometrium over myometrium.   Uterine nodule -  leiomyoma of uterus without cellular atypia. Uterine cervix- chro?

Path report: Is this a biopsy? Are you bleeding? Results of a hysteroscopic procedure? Go to the post procedure follow up and discuss the next step with your gyn physician. ...Read more

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4 very early m/c. 3 intramural fibroids, largest 3.4cm. Can intramural fibroids smaller than 5cm cause very early recurrent miscarriages?

4 very early m/c. 3 intramural fibroids, largest 3.4cm. Can intramural fibroids smaller than 5cm cause very early recurrent miscarriages?

Yes: Yes, but only if they distort the endometrial cavity. A sonohysterogram or hsg could help figure this out, and if affecting the uterus a myomectomy is very effective restoring you anatomy and reducing your risk for miscarriage. ...Read more

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What is intramural fundal fibroids compressing endometrial cavity? Can it affect fertility? 5.3 x 4.0cm made up of two fibroids on either side 2 big?

What is intramural fundal fibroids compressing endometrial cavity? Can it affect fertility? 5.3 x 4.0cm made up of two fibroids on either side 2 big?

What did your: Doc say if someone made that diagnosis, in this country we always explain the implications of that, i would have to see the films but it could definitely affect fertility or make a misc more common depending on how much compression of the cavity there is so u need an appt with your gyn or an infertility specialist to see if surg is rec before u try for pg. ...Read more

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Help please! could calcified uterine fibroids cause cancer?

Help please! could calcified uterine fibroids cause cancer?

Unlikely: But watch for increase in size in which case you need an experet gynecologist to advise you about required treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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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