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Can a calcified fibroid be removed by hysteroscopic myomectmy? Is it harder to remove then a regular fibroid?

Can a calcified fibroid be removed by hysteroscopic myomectmy? Is it harder to remove then a regular fibroid?

Yes it can: A calcified fibroid can be more dense and hard than other fibroids. If the fibroid is inside the lining of the uterus then a hysteroscopic myomectomy is possible. There is a great procedure called myosure which makes this a fairly easy procedure in experienced hands. In this picture c and d would be perfect for a myosure. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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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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Can a 1cm fibroid be removed?

Can a 1cm fibroid be removed?

Observation: It should simply be observed unless it is causing significant bleeding. ...Read more

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Having laparoscopy to diagnose endometriosi. Polyp in uterus and cervix removed. Ovarian cyst removed. What is my recovery time likely to be. Thank yo?

Having laparoscopy to diagnose endometriosi. Polyp in uterus and cervix removed. Ovarian cyst removed. What is my recovery time likely to be. Thank yo?

2 weeks: Usually almost full recovery in 2 weeks. Some people feel great after 5 days. Kind of unpredictable. But most activities can be resumed after about 7-10 days. ...Read more

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Does the ovary needs to be removed if there is a reoccurring ovarian cyst? And what procedure?

Does the ovary needs to be removed if there is a reoccurring ovarian cyst? And what procedure?

No. Depends.: Depends on ovary cyst size, character (slmple vs. Complex), and how much this bugs you. Sometimes just the cyst can be removed. Sometimes taking medicine like birth control pills can tell your ovaries to stop making cysts. So it depends on many factors for you and what else may be going on. ...Read more

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I have a small ovarian dermoid cyst that needs to be removed laprascopically. As a mother of 2 babies, what is the recovery time for this procedure?

I have a small ovarian dermoid cyst that needs to be removed laprascopically.  As a mother of 2 babies, what is the recovery time for this procedure?

A few days: If all goes well, you should be able to do your usual functions in 2-3 days. Do discuss the matter with your doctor so that s/he may advice about avoiding some activities that may be in your routine, for a few days more. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Should uterine fibroids (sizes 1.2 to 1.8cm) be removed? What is the procedure to remove these fibroids? After removal, will they reappear again?

Maybe: Small fibroids that are causing problems due to bleeding are very easily and well treated using uterine fibroid embolization (ufe). This is a minimally invasive procedure done by an interventional radiologist.You can find information at www.Ask4ufe.Com or www.Sirweb.Org. ...Read more

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Does uterus fibroid once operated can regain again ? Or is it better to remove uterus than to get the fibroid removed from uterus

They can : Fibroids can certainly come back or you can grow new ones. If surgery is needed then its important to know if you are done having children or not. If you are done then a hysterectomy may be a better choice. ...Read more

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I have a colon polyp that needs to be removed surgically what is the process?

I have a colon polyp that needs to be removed surgically what is the process?

Your doctor will exp: I am sure your doctor would be happy to explain. Surgical removal means an operation to remove the polyp. There are two types of operation: open surgery or laparoscopic surgery(this one is a mini operation with smaller cuts as compared to open surgery which is a bigger cut). But talk it over with your surgeon. ...Read more

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What is considered (in measurements)a very large ovarian cyst that needs to be removed in surgery if pregnant?

What is considered (in measurements)a very large ovarian cyst that needs to be removed in surgery if pregnant?

>5 cm.: Any adnexal cyst over two inches in diameter can twist, rupture, or leak causing acute abdominopelvic pain and preterm labor or pregnancy loss. Talk with a maternal-fetal medicine specialist to determine if you should grave this laparoscopically respected between 16-20 weeks (safest window). ...Read more

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Recurring fluid in uterus. Had open myomectomy to remove large fibroid 2 years ago could this be the cause?

Recurring fluid in uterus. Had open myomectomy to remove large fibroid 2 years ago could this be the cause?

Maybe: if during the myomectomy they entered the uterine cavity, then you may have developed scar tissue that blocks menstrual flow from completely leaving the uterus. it shows up as fluid in the uterus and may be accompanied by pains, a hysteroscopy and D&C may be helpful ...Read more

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Does the ovary needs to be removed if there is aserous cystadenoma overian cyst.Ana what procedure?

Does the ovary needs to be removed if there is aserous cystadenoma overian cyst.Ana what procedure?

Yes: The only way that you can make a diagnosis of adenoma is by removing the tumor and having a pathologist determine if indeed a cystadenoma is present. It is called a tissue diagnosis. It cannot be done by ultrasound or any other evaluative method. ...Read more

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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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Can a thick walled ovarian cyst 7.8cm be endometrioma, how can it be removed?

Can a thick walled ovarian cyst 7.8cm be endometrioma, how can it be removed?

Yes: There are a few ovarian cysts that occur at your age including an endometrioma a serous cyst to name two see your gynecologist and consider laparoscopy for a more thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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How soon can a woman have sex after having surgical removal of uterine fibroids?

Generally 1-2 weeks: After removing fibroids, having intercouse will not cause any problems, but often it is normal for it to be painful for at least 1-2 weeks. I tell my patients to wait at least a week, but if it is painful, to back off until the pain goes away. ...Read more

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Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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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