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What causes fibroid tumors?

What causes fibroid tumors?

No one knows: While no one knows what causes fibroid tumors, they do grow with hormonal stimulation (i.e. estrogen, progesterone). That's why they often grow during pregnancy and why they tend not to be an issue for women in menopause. ...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 causes fibroid tumor which includes a prolased uterusbladder and rectum?

What causes fibroid tumor which includes a prolased uterusbladder and rectum?

Dumb luck: Maybe a quarter of women of reproductive age have fibroids in the uterus that cause more or less trouble. There are a variety of ways to handle these nowadays, some letting you keep your uterus if that is your desire. ...Read more

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What is a fibroid cytoma tumor?

Soft tissue tumor: Fibrous histiocytoma or Dermatofibromas are hard solitary slow-growing lesions that may appear in a variety of colours, usually brownish to tan. They are often elevated or pedunculated. Some believe that dermatofibromas form as a reaction to previous skin injuries. They are composed of disordered collagen laid down by fibroblasts The malignant variety (MFH), a type of sarcoma, is a malignant neoplasm of uncertain origin that arises both in soft tissue and bone. This lesion is rich in histiocytes with a storiform growth pattern and is now considered the most common soft tissue sarcoma in adults. ...Read more

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Gyn dr. What is usually in the fibroid tumor ?Respectively, is it waste, pus or blood?

Gyn dr. What is usually in the fibroid tumor ?Respectively, is it waste, pus or blood?

Fibroid: Fibroid or myoma is a benign tumor of the smooth muscle of the womb. So, if you dissect it and see it under mcorscope you would see smooth muscle, some connective tissue and small blood vessels. It is not an infection, it is not an abscess and it is not a waste... ...Read more

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My mother has fibroids. What kind of tumor is a fibroid? What's it made of?

My mother has fibroids. What kind of tumor is a fibroid? What's it made of?

Myoma: Uterine fibroids are benign tumors arising from the smooth muscle in the uterus. They can grow within the walls of the uterus, in the uterine cavity or towards the outside of the uterus. They usually cause excessive bleeding, enlargement of the uterus, pain. ...Read more

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Is fibroid tumor dangerous?

Is fibroid tumor dangerous?

Can cause problems: Fibroids are non-cancerous growths of the muscular layer if the uterus. They are hormonally driven and can grow in size and cause problems for many women. They can cause pelvic pain, urinary symptoms, and constipation if a large enough size. They can also cause abnormal bleeding and heavy periods. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a fibroid tumor?

What are the signs of a fibroid tumor?

Signs and symptoms: Clinical manifestation can include- heavy menses, dysmenorrhea, pressure/discomfort on pelvic are- which depends on the bulk of the fibroids, difficulty to get pregnant and miscarriages. Due to heavy menses, people can have iron deficiency anemia that can be presented with weakness, fatigue/dizziness etc. ...Read more

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What can you take for pain if you have fibroid tumors?

Anything: Anything you would usually take to relieve pain of anykind, but nsaids very effective*(, tylenol, etc)iie:alleve, advil, ibuprophen. ...Read more

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How can a fibroid tumor affect me?

Fibroid tumor: Fibroid tumors are quite common. They are benign smooth muscle tumors arising in the uterine wall of reproductive-age women and can result in irregular menses, abdominal pain and/or enlargement, and, in some cases, reduce fertility by obstructing implantation or irritating the endometrial lining. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover after having a fibroid tumor removed?

Depends: If the surgery was laprascopically performed the recover will be less than if it was performed via laparotomy (much larger incision). Smaller incision most likely 2-3 weeks; larger incision more likely 4-6 weeks. Ask your surgeon to get a better idea. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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