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What Does It Mean When Fibroids
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
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
Nothing: 2mm is very tiny and a fibroid of this size is incapable of causing any symptoms. Fibroids are very common benign tumors, particularly in african-american women. It is estimated that up to 80% of these women of childbearing age have these tumors. 2mm fibroids are what i refer to as "passenger" fibroids. They ride along in the uterus and don't need anything done about them. ...Read more
2 parts: It means that it's a single fibroid with two parts (bilobed) and it is located beneath the lining or covering of the uterus (serosa) ie on the outside of the uterus. Fibroids may be on the outside (subserosal), in the uterine wall (intramural) or beneath the inside cavity lining (submucosal) or in the cavity (intramural). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's only just begun: Yes, that is a title to a song, but it is also the answer to your question. Cystic degeneration of a uterine fibroid is the first of several types of continuing "dying" changes. In this process, at some point, infection or pain may appear. Talk with your GYN MD about resolution possibilites ...Read more
Pelvic ultrasound : Adenomyosis is also called internal endometriosis and occurs when the lining cells of your uterus get down in the muscle. They bleed every month with your period essentially causing a deep bruise in the uterus and pain with your period. Fibroids are smooth muscle tumors of the uterus and are the most common pelvic tumors. They can rarely become malignant. This is usually diagnosed by rapid growth. ...Read more
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
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