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What Causes Fibroids To Grow Rapidly
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
What would be the possibility of a single, rapidly growing fibroid to grow back after it is removed?
Does diet affect fibroids? Is it possible to reduce the size by the foods we eat? Does stress cause them to grow?
Yes, yes and yes: Fibroids are a result of high estrogen levels. High estrogen can be caused by excessive carbohydrate intake (via competetive inhibition of glucoronidase enzyme) therefore a low carb diet is beneficial to reduce estrogen and help shrink fibroids. You may also have low iodine, thyroid problems, low progesterone. All of these things should be evaluated. All phytoestrogens should be avoided. ...Read more
Can eating foods with vinegar cause large fibroids to grow larger? Also, are eggs estrogen respetors or or can they cause your estrogen to go up? Thx
No: This will have no effect on fibroids, but typically is not a good idea. ...Read more
Hibiscus tea: At your age, the amount of estrogen in your system is very low, unless you are taking estrogen supplementation. Hibiscus tea does not have enough composition to increase fibroid size, so if you have an enlarged uterus, or abnormal bleeding, see your gyn provider immediately. ...Read more
I’m 69. I have 7cm fibroid, constant UTIs and using Vagifem tablet pessary 10mg. Can Hibiscus tea cause the fibroid to grow as I am using Vagifem?
Does taking one dose levonorgestrel next choice pill cause fibroids to grow faster/ bigger? Is it effective /does the pill work when taken on 3rd day?
I've fibroids, is eating edamame (soy beans) good or they will cause fibroids to grow large since theory are photo estrogen which mimic estrogen? Help
Unless you eat: Ton of edamame -it will not make the fibroids grow if you have symptomatic fibroids you need to discuss with your OB the various options to treat them. ...Read more
I was found to be anemic due to the large fibroids. My hair -head, has stopped growing. What could be the cause? After surgery, will it grow back longer?
Maybe but it depends: Your hair can stop growing due to major stress. Typically we think of child birth and hospitalizations but extreme anemia can do this too. Assuming your thyroid is normal and your blood count recovers after your operation, then we would expect your hair to return to normal. But expect several months to go by before you see a full head of hair again. ...Read more
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
I have fibroids, can breathing soy based candles in the house cause fibroids in the uterus to grow bigger?
No: That does not sound likely.Get a more detailed answer ›
In the uterus: Fibroids are benign muscular growths that can occur in the wall of the uterus. They can occur on the inside of the wall, right in the middle, or on the outside. Commonly they cause no symptoms, but they can cause pain and/or bleeding, especially if they are large. ...Read more
Can: Uterine fibroid growth depends on several things, such as certain hormones, but also how hormones balance each other. Trauma can also affect fibroids as well as pregnacy. Usually fibroids have spurts of growth rather than constant growth. ...Read more
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