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Doctor insights on: Treatment For Ovarian Cysts And Fibroids

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Doctors, what are the treatment options for ovarian cyst and fibroids?

Doctors, what are the treatment options for ovarian cyst and fibroids?

Many options: Fibroids and cysts can simply be observed, treated with medication, or surgically removed. The best treatment option will depend on the characteristics of the fibroid or cyst. You should disucss this with your doctor. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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If I have endometriosis, multiple fibroids, an ovarian cyst, and uterine and rectocele prolapse what would the recommended treatment (s) be?

If I have endometriosis, multiple fibroids, an ovarian cyst, and uterine and rectocele prolapse what would the recommended treatment (s) be?

Sorry you are: Struggling with these problems. Your situation is a bit complex to make recommendations in this forum. You should make sure you discuss options with an experienced gyn surgeon or urogynecologist. There are options for you. ...Read more

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I have history of ovarian cyst, just had sergury for endometriosis, and had fibroids. Will I be able to have kids? Or will I need fertility treatment?

I have history of ovarian cyst, just had sergury for endometriosis, and had fibroids. Will I be able to have kids? Or will I need fertility treatment?

What did your MD say: After the surgery, your gyn should have discussed fertility issues. Chances of conception are highest in the first six months after endometriosis surgery. If you had fibroids removed, you may need to wait before trying to get pregnant. ...Read more

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Does fertilaid cure ovarian cysts and fibroids?

Does fertilaid cure ovarian cysts and fibroids?

No: Fertilaid has not been show scientifically to cure - or even help - with any female reproductive condition, in spite of the banners on their websites. ...Read more

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I have prolonged menstruation. My scan report revealed l have fibroid of 30mm& 18mm ovarian cyst. What is the best treatment for this condition?

I have prolonged menstruation. My scan report revealed l have fibroid of 30mm& 18mm ovarian cyst. What is the best treatment for this condition?

Which condition?: The fibroid and ovarian cyst may be incidental findings, unrelated to prolonged menstruation. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I am 51. Bleeding for 15 days with cramps and large blood clots. Ultrasound: "focal anterior fibroid 1.3x1.5x0.9cm"and simple ovarian cyst. Treatment?

I am 51. Bleeding for 15 days with cramps and large blood clots. Ultrasound: "focal anterior fibroid 1.3x1.5x0.9cm"and simple ovarian cyst. Treatment?

Fibroid location det: There is an important detail missing. Is the fibroid "submucous" "subserosal" or "intramural"?

The location gives a big clue as to most likely cause and treatment options. ...Read more

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Have 2 ovarian cysts and fibroids if prev md had listened to me 5 months ago when I complained of pain, would I be in this position?

Have 2 ovarian cysts and fibroids if prev md had listened to me 5 months ago when I complained of pain, would I be in this position?

Sounds like you are: Frustrated with the care you received. This would be a question better asked of your new provider. Take care. ...Read more

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When I'm on my period it smells like something died. I have ovarian cysts and fibroids. What should I do and what does that mean please help?

It could be old: Blood or infection. If only during your period could be old blood or dead tissue being sloughed off from a fibroid that could be in your cavity. This is less likely. While it may be embarrassing, speak to your obgyn about this. You should be evaluated by pelvic exam as there are many causes of foul smelling odor. ...Read more

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Can you get ovarian cysts and fibroids without ever being sexually active? I heard fibroids cause heavy periods and mine are extremely heavy with clots

Yes but: Ovarian cysts & fibroid are both possible without ever being sexually active. But neither are the likely cause of having heavy periods are age 16. At age 16, the far most likely cause is imbalance in hormone levels or a genetic tendency to having heavy periods. A gynecologist can help you figure out the best option for treatment. This can include high-dose ibuprofen, birth control pills or others. ...Read more

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Can fibroid and ovarian cyst cause nausea?

Perhaps: Rarely some ovarian cysts do produce hormones that can cause nausea. It is unusual. Please consult a gynecologist to rule out other problems. ...Read more

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The ultrasound results show that I have fibroid and ovarian cyst. How common is this problem?

The ultrasound results show that I have fibroid and ovarian cyst. How common is this problem?

Very common.: Probably at least 50% of women have fibroids by age 50, and most women have had an ovarian cyst at one time or another. ...Read more

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A recent scan shows I have ovarian cyst and fibroid tumors. Can one surgical procedure take care of the cyst and fibroid tumors?

A recent scan shows I have ovarian cyst and fibroid tumors. Can one surgical procedure take care of the cyst and fibroid tumors?

Yes: A laparoscopic procedure could likely take care of both procedures, depending on size and location of fibroid, in addition to skill of surgeon. Otherwise, they could also make a cut in the abdomen, like for a cesarean, and remove both as well that way. Again, all of this depends on the size and location of the cyst and fibroid. If the fibroid is in uterine lining, then a hysteroscopy better. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a retained placenta, fibroid, or ovarian cyst?

What are the symptoms of a retained placenta, fibroid, or ovarian cyst?

Symptoms of these 3: Ovarian cysts may not cause symptoms at all or possibly pain or pressure in the lower abdomen on the side of the cyst. I don't know of any symptoms of retained placenta, but there are clinical signs your obstetrician is familiar with that suggest it. Symptoms of fibroids include pelvic pain and pressure, abnormal uterine bleeding, and reproductive dysfunction. ...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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Can ovarian cysts or fibroids cause difficulty using tampons or occular migraines?

Can ovarian cysts or fibroids cause difficulty using tampons or occular migraines?

Not likely: Ocular migraine also called eye migraine is temporary visual disturbances, completely painless, that can affect both eyes. It can transform into a migraine headache. Ocular migraines are believed to have the same causes as migraine headaches, but ovarian cysts or fibroids are not the triggers. Take care. ...Read more

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Wjat causes gas and bloating from fibroids and ovarian cysts?

Wjat causes gas and bloating from fibroids and ovarian cysts?

Any enlarged masses: In abdomen can cuase bloating and fullness simply from the mass effect and irritation of surrounding bowel. ...Read more

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What causes gas and bloating from fibroids and ovarian cysts?

What causes gas and bloating from fibroids and ovarian cysts?

Pressure: The intestines are located all around the uterus and ovaries. So it's possible if there are fibroids or ovarian cysts, there can be pressure on the bowels interfering with digestion. ...Read more

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What happens to a an ovarian cyst and fibroid after birth?

What happens to a an ovarian cyst and fibroid after birth?

Usually nothing: Birth has little to do with other problems of the uterus or ovary. Sometimes fibroids can get in the way of birth or can cause pain after. Naturally there are many variables and a particular case needs to be handled by a doctor. For more info see webmd. ...Read more

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How do symptoms differ between an ovarian cyst and a fibroid tumor?

How do symptoms differ between an ovarian cyst and a fibroid tumor?

Depends: Ovarian cysts are often asymptomatic and found incidentally by exam or sonogram. The same goes for fibroids. If a cyst is going to cause symptoms, it will usually be pain, not necessarily with the period. May also occur with intercourse. Fibroids most often cause heavy menstrual bleeding, and sometimes also painful periods. If large enough, they may cause bladder pressure, or constipation. ...Read more

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Do ovarian cysts or fibroids hurt? I've been told I might have cysts or fibroids but I have no pain & sex is painless too.

Possible: Best way to evaluate this - is a simple pelvic and/or vaginal ultrasound. It is easy and gives you a straight answer regarding the problems you questioned. A GYN exam could also help. See a reputable GYN doctor if you can. ...Read more

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Does the BCP Aviane cause fibroids and ovarian cysts? Are there non surgical ways to remove fibroids?

No and yes: Birth control pills don't cause fibroids. Treatment options include Lupron (leuprolide) (medication which causes temporary menopause to shrink fibroids); hysteroscopy (D&C like procedure to remove small fibroids from uterine cavity); uterine artery embolization (procedure done in x-ray dept. To cut off blood flow to fibroids); myomectomy (surgical removal of fibroids); or hysterectomy (removal of uterus). ...Read more

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Is Advocare catalyst a safe product? Could it cause women to have ovarian cyst or fibroids? Just worried! Want to loose weight and feel energy!

Is Advocare catalyst a safe product? Could it cause women to have ovarian cyst or fibroids? Just worried! Want to loose weight and feel energy!

As with all...: ...Natural supplements, testing for effectiveness and side effects is not required and is very rarely done, so the answer is, as with all such products, nobody knows. ...Read more

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What do uterine fibroids or cysts/ovarian cysts typically look like on an MRI?

What do uterine fibroids or cysts/ovarian cysts typically look like on an MRI?

MRI findings: Uterine fibroids can appear as dense masses on MRI, or increase in density in the layers of the uterine muscle. Ovarian cysts are often fluid filled but also can be solid masses on MRI. I would ask your health care provider or the radiologist to interpret these findings rather than trying to identify these conditions yourself as there appearance on scans are not always the same. ...Read more

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I have an ovarian cyst and fibroid tumor. I've been having "a rubber band sensation" around the top of both my legs. What could this be?

I have an ovarian cyst and fibroid tumor. I've been having "a rubber band sensation" around the top of both my legs. What could this be?

Hard to say: Too non-specific to say. It could be related to either of the pelvic findings, or might be nothing. If it's troubling you, an exam with a doctor can sort it out. ...Read more

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Endrometial ablation 5years ago success! 11/2 ago periods started, small fibroids, ovarian cysts and extreme pain, feeling if heaviness! What to do?

Hormonal evaluation: Your hormones are out of balance. Too much estrogen leads to irregular bleeding and fibroid growth. The ablation fried the uterus but the hormones are the same! Go to a4m.Com and use the physician directory to find a functional medicine physician in your area to test your hormones and get them balanced to relieve your symptoms. Stop suffering and get help from a compassionate doc! ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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


Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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