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What types of fibroids can be treated with the exablate 2000?

What types of fibroids can be treated with the exablate 2000?

There is no max size: But fibroids <10 cm are a general cut off. Also patients with less than 5 fibroids, no adenomyosis are good candidates to. Fibroids that can be resected hysteroscopically or that are calcified are typically not recommended for exablate which uses focused us energy to create thermal destruction of the tissue destroying the blood supply feeding the fibroid. ...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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How are fibroids treated?

How are fibroids treated?

Different treatment: Surgical removal, watchfull waiting, if small and asymptomatic hormonal treatment, to control the bleeding non-steroidal anti inflammatory medication like ibuprofen. To control the pain. ...Read more

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What causes fibroids and how can it be treated?

What causes fibroids and how can it be treated?

Estrogen ; genetics: Fibroids are benign, estrogen-mediated tumors. Some need no treatment if not causing problems. Treatment options include ufe (fibroid embolization), hysterectomy, endoscopic excision. You should discuss the options with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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My friend says I should get treated because once in a while I get fibroids pains. Is she right?

My friend says I should get treated because once in a while I get fibroids pains. Is she right?

Discuss pain with MD: Fibroids should only be treated if they are causing significant symptoms. If the pain is only once and a while and is manageable it doesn't warrant treatment. However, you should discuss these symptoms with your doctor to make sure that the pain is due to fibroids. This is usually done with a thorough history (about the pain), physical exam, and a pelvic ultrasound. ...Read more

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Just got diagnosed with a small anterior fibroid, I've been told i have to go back for some type of endometrius test. What is that?

Just got diagnosed with a small anterior fibroid, I've been told i have to go back for some type of endometrius test. What is that?

Unsure.: I would have your doctor clarify why he/she is doing the testing. Fibroids in general don't require additional testing other than periodic observation with repeat ultrasound. If you were diagnosed on exam then your doctor may be having you follow up with an ultrasound ...Read more

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Can someone with fibroid if treated still get pregnant?

Yes: Yes fibroids donot prevent pregnancy unless they block fallopian tubes , are in endometrial cavity. ...Read more

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Can fibroids be treated without having surgery removable?

Can fibroids be treated without having surgery removable?

Often: Most fibroids can be treated with a procedure called uterine fibroid embolization (ufe). Check out information at www.Ask4ufe.Com or www.Sirweb.Org. ...Read more

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What causes fibroids to reappear after a total hysterectomy and how are they treated?

What causes fibroids to reappear after a total hysterectomy and how are they treated?

It shouldnt: fibroids are generally seen in the uterus and once you go through the hysterectomy you shouldnt have recurrence. The fibroids are part of the uterus, and once the uterus is removed; you no longer have the source. ...Read more

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How many types of uterine fibroids are there?

How many types of uterine fibroids are there?

4: There are 4 basic types of uterine fibroids: intramural (within the wall of the uterus) subserosal (underneath the outside surface) submucosal (underneath the lining of the uterus) cervical (located in the wall of the cervix) there are also sub-categories assigned as well, but all based primarily on location. Please see the graphic attached. ...Read more

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Does fibroids cause blood to come out after urination? And how can it be treated?

Does fibroids cause blood to come out after urination? And how can it be treated?

Depends?: Fibroids are benign tumors of the utering wall. If you mean, blood coming out from the urethra ("pee hole"), the answer would be a qualified, no. If you mean, that when you go urinate and perhaps strain a bit to urinate and then blood flows from the vagina, then, yes, fibroids could be a cause. I would take vaginal bleeding or urethral bleeding seriously and get examined and get an answer. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Al Hegab
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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