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I have fibroids and my doctor will not remove them what can I do ?

I have fibroids and my doctor will not remove them what can I do ?

Indication important: Just because one has fibroids does not automatically necessitate removal. It depends on whether the fibroid is causing symptoms (e.g. Pain, heavy bleeding, infertility, pelvic pressure, contstipation, etc.) and the symptoms are persistent even with nonsurgical interventions. If you believe this to be the case, seek for another fyn to help explain why it is or isn't appropriate to have it removed. ...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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Will it be easy to ask my doctor to remove my fibroids, will my doc reject it, or will i be put through a series of test if/before they are removed?

Fibroid mapping: You will need to have some sort of imaging to determine the exact location of the fibroids because this can determine the surgical approach. Once your doctor has done this, he/she can plan accordingly. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, can uterine fibroids be removed with laporoscopy?

Fibroids: Yes, but size and location are critical in succeeding in what's called a myomectomy. The current method is "on hold" as the FDA is reviewing the method of removing the tumor(s) from the abdomen in a laparoscopic method. ...Read more

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In december in the hospital a doctor did an Ultrasound in my belly and it was found a Fibroid in my liver. Do I need a surgery to removed it or not?

In december in the hospital a doctor did an Ultrasound  in my belly and it was found a Fibroid in my liver. Do I need a surgery to removed it or not?

Fibroid location: I am sure that the fibroid is in your uterus and not your liver. Fibroids that need removal are those that produce significant pain, bleeding or are greater than a 12 week size uterus. ...Read more

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While doing hysteroscopy can doctors diffrentiate between polyp and fibroid?

Definitely: Definitely. It would the the gyn equivalent of telling the difference between a wart and a skin tag. ...Read more

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How can a doc lookin at TVUS differentiate beningn masses from non-beningn?i was diagnosed with a fibroid 2cm in the making.can i be sure im safe?help

Appearance: The appearance of fibroids on ultrasound is very classic. They are quite easy to diagnose. The only ominous thing a fibroid could be is a sarcoma of the uterus----very rare. Typically uterine sarcomas present with heavy periods, but sometimes they don't cause bleeding. They are SO rare, however, that not worth risk of biopsy of the uterus. Talk to your doctor about your symptoms. ...Read more

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What are doctors' recommendations to cure a fibroid tumor?

Depends: Having fibroid without symptoms nothing should be done. If causing significant symptoms there are medicines that can help temporize, but often the woman will be left with of 1of 2 choices: surgery or uterine fibroid embolization (ufe). Ufe is safer, less invasive, shorter recovery than surgery and effective > 90% of cases. Also she can keep her uterus which is important even if family complete. ...Read more

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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