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How do I tell if I have uterine fibroids?

How do I tell if I have uterine fibroids?

Assess your symptoms: More common symptoms of uterine fibroids are: bleeding between periods; heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia); menstrual periods that may last longer than normal; need to urinate more often; pelvic cramping or pain with periods; sensation of fullness or pressure in lower abdomen; pain during intercourse. Pelvic exam may be revealing. Pelvic imaging may be done. ...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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What sort of disorder is uterine fibroids?

Uterine Fibroids: Fibroids are benign growths in the uterus that can cause problems depending on the location. Most common problems are bleeding and pain. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How many women get any kind of uterine diseases?

How many women get any kind of uterine diseases?

Many do but differ: I will share this question with experts in the obgyn fields who see women with uterine disorders. Abnormalities, infections, cancer in the lining or wall of the uterus can be due to many causes. Evaluation and treatment involve multiple approaches. ...Read more

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I have pain during intercourse. Is this related to uterine diseases?

I have pain during intercourse. Is this related to uterine diseases?

Possibly: There are many potential causes of painful intercourse (aka dyspareunia) with uterine disease being just one possible cause. ...Read more

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I have uterine fibroids and crihns disease. Could the fibroids cause my Crohn's to flare when I have my period? (have had 2 non-period flares in 2years

I have uterine fibroids and crihns disease. Could the fibroids cause my Crohn's to flare when I have my period? (have had 2 non-period flares in 2years

Unlikely: While there should not be any direct link between fibroids, your menstrual period, and crohn's disease flares, it might be difficult to differentiate which condition is responsible for a given symptom. Any of the three mentioned can cause pain, bloating, or cramps. If symptoms are severe enough, it would be worth visiting your health care provider for an opinion about how best to manage symptoms. ...Read more

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Can an autoimmune diseases like Chronic granulomatous has any affect in the grown of uterine fibroid? just find out i have 5 CM fibroid in my uterus.

Can an autoimmune diseases like Chronic granulomatous has any affect in the grown of uterine fibroid? just find out i have 5 CM fibroid in my uterus.

Probably not: Hi! If you were my patient I would probably Have to admit that there is still lots to learn About autoimmune diseases AND fibroids. But they are probably independent of each Other and I would not expect an interaction Either way. Hope that helps! Dr Brown ...Read more

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What causes Uterine fibroids?

What causes Uterine fibroids?

Nobody knows.: Uterine fibroids are benign growths of the uterus, but rarely they can turn into malignant tumors (sarcoma!) Nobody knows the cause of any tumors including fibroids. ...Read more

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Can uterine fibroids affect sex?

No: They are fibrous masses that take up space in your uterus, can cause excessive uterine bleeding, but do not affect sex. ...Read more

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Can uterine fibroid grow quickly?

Sometimes, get US: Anyone can get a uterine fibroid, which is an overgrowth of muscle cells in the shape of a ball. Like moles on the skin, they come in different sizes/shapes; RARELY cancerous. You only need surgery if you have symptoms like pain/pressure/incontinence/bleeding/bloating. Size/location don't matter. Lupron (leuprolide) or embolization are ways to control w/out surgery. US follow up is very important. ...Read more

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How can I treat uterine fibroids?

Fibroids: Treating fibroids depends on multiple factors and I would suggest you consult a physician for your specifics. The main issue though is what problems it or they are causing. The most common problem is bleeding too much but may need to be managed in fertility issues. ...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


Dr. Sewa Legha
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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