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What causes Uterine fibroids?

What causes Uterine fibroids?

Unknown: Fibroids are benign muscle tumors of the uterus. No one knows their cause. Like many tumors (ie: breast lumps) their cause is unknown. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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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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Is uterine fibroid due to abortion?

Is uterine fibroid due to abortion?

No: Neither abortions nor miscarriages cause uterine fibroids. They are tumors of the smooth muscle of the uterus that develop in some women for unknown reasons. ...Read more

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Endometrial polyp and endometriosis related?

Endometrial polyp and endometriosis related?

Not really: They are two separate pathologies...Not uncommon for them to coexist but. As one nears menopause, endometriosis and its symptoms will recede, but endometrial polyps can still occur and warrant evaluation especially if you are having post menopausal bleeding. ...Read more

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Can a uterine fibroid be causing pain?

Can a uterine fibroid be causing pain?

Yes: Most fibroids do not cause any symptoms. However, as they grow they can be responsible for increased bleeding and pain. Pain may be only during menses or all the time or only with activities such as sex. ...Read more

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Can uterine polyps cause pain?

Can uterine polyps cause pain?

it can cause pain: It's possible to have uterine polyps without signs or symptoms. Symptoms include: irregular menstrual bleeding, bleeding between menstrual periods, excessively heavy menstrual periods, vaginal bleeding after menopause, and infertility. Thank you for question. ...Read more

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Can fibroid and ovarian cyst cause nausea?

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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Can uterine polyps cause anemia?

Can uterine polyps cause anemia?

Yes: Yes if polyps are large enough to cause heavy or irregular menstruation. ...Read more

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Can a very large subserosal uterine fibroid cause dvt?

Yes: A large uterine fibroid can compress an iliac vein and cause dvt. It is fairly unusual, but certainly possible. ...Read more

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Can a prolapsed uterus cause miscarriage?

Can a prolapsed uterus cause miscarriage?

Possibly...: Uterine prolapse during pregnancy is very uncommon however it can cause a variety of urinary tract symptoms and in severe cases without proper management can put both the mother and the baby at risk. With proper management, successful pregnancies are often very possible. It's important to discuss your concerns and plans for management with your OB as early in the pregnancy as possible. ...Read more

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Does endometriosis cause fibroids?

Does endometriosis cause fibroids?

No: These are completely different entities. Both may cause infertility and pain and irregular periods, but there is no relationship between these 2. ...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

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What could cause a bulky, retroverted uterus?

Depends: A retroverted uterus just means the position of the uterus is tilted back towards the rectum. This is not abnormal. Bulky usually means the uterus is enlarged. The most common reasons are fibroids and adenomyosis. Both are benign conditions but if symptoms are bad treatment can be considered. ...Read more

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Can uterine fibroids and/or adenomyosis reoccur after having a hysterectomy?

No, not really: Adenomyosis is when the lining cells of the uterus are located just deep to the lining (but still within the uterus). It can be thought of as endometriosis of the uterus. Hysterectomy would remove this. Almost all fibroids are in the uterus also and would be removed with hysterectomy, although there are fibroids on rare occasions outside the uterus which could be missed/reoccur but very rare. ...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


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