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What does an ultra sound that says normal uterus but very heterogeneous with a few poorly defined fibroids mean?

What does an ultra sound that says normal uterus but very heterogeneous with a few poorly defined fibroids mean?

May mean adenomyosis: Difficult to say for sure. You should discuss findings with your doctor. I often see pelvic ultrasounds describe significant heterogeneity which is due to adenomyosis but called fibroids instead. They are both benign conditions and both cause similar symptoms (and you could even have both). A pelvic MRI is a good way to answer this but first talk to your doctor to explain the results. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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I had a vaginal probe ultrasound and doctors found fibroids in my uterus. Are fibroids fatal?

I had a vaginal probe ultrasound and doctors found fibroids in my uterus. Are fibroids fatal?

No: Fibroids are common and benign growths in the uterus. They can cause troubling symptoms such as bleeding, pressure on the bladder, or a big growth in the pelvis, but they can be treated effectively by medicine, uterine artery embolization, or surgery. Fibroids are not fatal. It is extremely rare that what looks like a fibroid is actually a cancer called a leiomyosarcoma. ...Read more

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I am 51 yrs old. My doctor found a 5mm fibroid on ultrasound. My uterus is also mildly enlarged. Do I need surgery for this?

I am 51 yrs old. My doctor found a 5mm fibroid on ultrasound. My uterus is also mildly enlarged. Do I need surgery for this?

Fibroids: Uterine fibroids are extremely common. Treatment is based on the size of the fibroid, the location of the fibroid, the symptoms present and the fertility plans of the patient. A 5 millimeter fibroid is very tiny. Typically that would not require treatment but your doctor will need to advise you on your specific case. ...Read more

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Had vaginal ultrasound 1 year ago. Was diagnosis with a intramural anterior-mid uterine fibroid. It was 1.04cm length, 1.17cm width, 1.16cm depth. Will this cause issues? Do they usually grow bigger quickly?

Maybe: Only about half of women with fibroids have any symptoms (abnormal bleeding, pressure symptoms). If a woman has no symptoms from her fibroids, no treatment is necessary. Fibroids can grow as women approach menopause. Growth in and of itself is not necessarily an indication of a problem. ...Read more

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Can uterus fibroids be mistaken as gestational sac through ultrasound scan?

No: Uterine fibroids are solid benign masses. A gestational sac is a fluid filled cyst like appearance. Both look very different on ultrasound. ...Read more

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Just had an ultrasound shows fibroids, also 9.5 thick uterus lining. Can this be treated without surgery?

Yes: This depends on what symptoms the fibroids are causing. Besides surgery, fibroids may be treated by choking off blood supply with vessel embolization or ablation with ultrasound waves. You should consult a gyn & an interventional radiologist. 9.5 mm endometrium is considered abnormally thick for post-menopausal women. Gyn consult recommended. ...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


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