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I think i'm too young to have a hysterectomy, but I have heavy bleeding and fibroids. What is the difference between a robotic laparoscopic myomectomy and a robotic hysterectomy?

I think i'm too young to have a hysterectomy, but I have heavy bleeding and fibroids. What is the difference between a robotic laparoscopic myomectomy and a robotic hysterectomy?

Pregnancy?: This presentation is common in women with fibroids. Future pregnancy is a consideration which may lead to a recommendation for myomectomy where the fibroids are removed leaving the uterus intact. If pregnancy is not desired, the options include medical therapy, myomectomy or for definitive treatment, hysterectomy where the uterus is removed. Robotc surgery offers shorter recovery, less blood loss. ...Read more

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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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3 opinions say i need hysterectomy d/t fibroid, suggested leaving cervix but removing center of it and cauterizing. Will i still have monthly bleeding?

3 opinions say i need hysterectomy d/t fibroid, suggested leaving cervix but removing center of it and cauterizing. Will i still have monthly bleeding?

Not usually : That is called a supracervical hysterectomy. Occassionally someone will experience a small amount of bleeding due to endometrial cells present in the lower uterine segment. That is not very common though. ...Read more

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If I have severe bleeding and cramps from uterine fibroids, will I need to get a hysterectomy?

If I have severe bleeding and cramps from uterine fibroids, will I need to get a hysterectomy?

No: If you have significant symptoms from fibroids you can keep your uterus and instead treat the fibroids with uterine fibroid embolization (ufe). There are many reasons to keep uterus in patients who have completed childbearing. Uterus important in sexual health, cardiovascular health, bone health. For ufe you would need to consult an interventional radiologist. ...Read more

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If I have severe bleeding and cramps from uterine fibroids, and early endometriosis will i need to get a hysterectomy?

Not necessarily: It would depend on the size and the locations of the fibroids. Also if you are planning on getting pregnant again. Also, if you have had significant blood loss which is difficult to control, surgery might also be advised. ...Read more

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Do I need hysterectomy : I have Abnormal vaginal bleeding for 4 months, I am diagnosed with uterine fibroids; then I had D&C cleaning.

Do I need hysterectomy : I have Abnormal vaginal bleeding for 4 months, I am diagnosed with uterine fibroids; then I had D&C cleaning.

No: Hysterectomy may be an option but it should be the option of last resort. There are less invasive options to treat the heavy bleeding and allow to you to keep your uterus which is important even in women who are not interested in fertility. Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE or UAE) is an outpatient, nonsurgical solution performed by Interventional Radiologists. Find an experienced IR and see. ...Read more

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Will a uterine ablation help pain and heavy bleeding from fibroids..I have that option or a hysterectomy. 41 years old..No children. Severely anemic.

UFE: Have you consulted with an interventional radiologist regarding uterine fibroid embolization (ufe)? This procedure is usually a great option for women with symptomatic fibroids. It is minimally invasive (tiny incision in your groin) and treats fibroids in any portion of your uterus, not just ones that can be reached through the uterine cavity. ...Read more

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I was wondering if a hysterectomy could be done despite not having a medical problem (e.G. Fibriods, cancer, etc.)? I have extremely painful, heavy bleeding on my periods. It sometimes affects my day because it is too much.

Yes, : Yes, it is possible -if the pain and discomfort make one's quality of life less than desirable.It is important to visit and discussed all these issues with a physician and make appropriate decisions, togheter. ...Read more

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D&c for prolonged menses. Doc said he scraped some muscle so he could get fibroid in u wall to scar. 5 weeks still bleeding and one day big clot! options are lupron, mirena, (levonorgestrel) Depo-Provera hysterectomy? Depressed

D&c for prolonged menses. Doc said he scraped some muscle so he could get fibroid in u wall to scar. 5 weeks still bleeding and one day big clot! options are lupron, mirena, (levonorgestrel) Depo-Provera hysterectomy? Depressed

Uterine bleeding : If your uterine bleeding is from a fibroid, consider an emboization of the fibroid to end it. You will need to go to an intervertional radiologist (ir) in the hospital to do this. It is not surgery. You will need an angiogram and the ir will embolize the fibroid which will end the bleeding. Obviously, your previous attempts at controlling the bleeding have not been successful, get a consultation. ...Read more

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I have fybroid cysts on my uterus. Im always bleeding and in pain. I can't get a hysterectomy because i was on coumidin for 6 mnths.What else can I do?

I have fybroid cysts on my uterus. Im always bleeding and in pain. I can't get a hysterectomy because i was on coumidin for 6 mnths.What else can I do?

Options: There are a number of options: a Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud oral progestins endometrial ablation in some cases a hysterectomy can still be done with a temporary bridge off of Coumadin to heparin. This would only be done in special cases, however, and in some cases would have particular risks associated with it. ...Read more

Dr. John Lipman
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Uterine Fibroids (Definition)

Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. They occur in 1 of every 3 women regardless of race and up to 80 % of african-american women of child bearing age. They are often asymptomatic but they can cause significant symptoms (exe. Heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, increased urinary frequency). They ...Read more


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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