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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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Hysterectomy side effects compared with uterine fibroid embolization?

Higher risk w surger: The risk of significant complications of any major abdominal surgery is generally considered to be between 5-10%. The risk of major complications of uae/ufe is below 3%. Embolization also has a faster recovery than surgery. ...Read more

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Hysterectomy side effects- is it possible to get uterine fibroid embolization?

Yes: Uterine fibroid embolization (ufe) allows a woman to not only avoid all of surgical risks associated with hysterectomy but also risks of what happens to these women without their uterus. Having a hysterectomy particularly before age 50 and despite leaving in the ovaries increases their risk for osteoporosis and heart disease. It also affects many women psychologically & sexually. Ufe avoids this. ...Read more

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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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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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Can you still get uterine fibroids if you get a hysterectomy, even if they occur outside the uterus?

NO: Fibroids are a growth of the muscular wall of the uterus. Once the uterus is gone they can no longer form. The exception is if the cervix was left in place, and then occasionally a fibroid can growth from the cervix. The ovary can occasionally grow a solid growth called a fibroma, but this is not the same as a uterine fibroid. ...Read more

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If I have endometriosis, fibroids, and uterine prolapse is there any possibility that i could have children again? Is the only treatment hysterectomy?

Depends. : Most women can still have children with fibroids or endometriosis. Their are times when a woman cannot get pregnant or may have trouble carrying a pregnancy because of these problems. Their is nothing wrong with getting a second opinion. Prolapse can be treated when you are finished having kids. In severe cases it could be treated before having another child. You would need to see a specialist. ...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.

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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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


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