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What does an ultra sound that says normal uterus but very heterogeneous with a few poorly defined fibroids mean?

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

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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 does it mean if your fibroids is 2mm?

What does it mean if your fibroids is 2mm?

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

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What does an anterior subserous fibroid mean?

What does an anterior subserous fibroid mean?

Front and center: The fibroid is located in the front of the uterus and just under the outside surface. It can cause bleeding and pain as symptoms. ...Read more

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What does bilobed subserosal fibroid mean??

What does bilobed subserosal fibroid mean??

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 more

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What does pedunculated fibroids means?

What does pedunculated fibroids  means?

On a stalk: Pedunculated fibroids look like broccoli on a stalk. They can either stick out from the outside serosa or stick inwards from the mucosa. ...Read more

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May i know what is meant by endometrium ?I have fibroids.

Lining of uterus,: Endometrium is the lining of the uterus that proliferates during the menstrual cycle to prepare for implantation of a fertilized egg and pregnancy. If there is no fertilized egg, then the endometrium sluffs off and is passed out in the form of menses as a period. ...Read more

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Do cystic changes in a pedunculated fibroid mean that it is simply dying?

Do cystic changes in a pedunculated fibroid mean that it is simply dying?

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

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How can I find out whether I have cysts fibroids i mean what tests are done?

How can I find out whether I have cysts fibroids i mean what tests are done?

Ultrasound: Ultrasound is the most reliable method to determine if you have fibroids or cysts. Most fibroids and cysts are asymptomatic and are nt dangerous. You should discuss this with your doctor, as any symptoms you may be having might be due to other conditions. ...Read more

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Has pel/us done what does this mean? Suggestive of adenomyosis and small fibroids.

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

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My ultrasound says I have: fibroid/dub and the exam techs impression was that I have ut heterogeneous, what does that mean?

My ultrasound says I have: fibroid/dub and the exam techs impression was that I have ut heterogeneous, what does that mean?

Need pelvic MRI: One of most common mistakes made on the interpretation of pelvic ultrasound is missing adenomyosis. I have seen countless women who have been misdiagnosed as having fibroids on ultrasound when instead they had adenomyosis. The tipoff to this is "ut heterogenous" adenomyosis has similar symptoms (pain, heavy menses) but treated a lttle differently. Pelvic MRI would settle this. You might have both. ...Read more

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My fibroid uterusis 5.3cm with myomas in anterior wall and the ovaries are normal, what does that mean?

You have a fibroid!: Anyone can get a uterine fibroid, which is an overgrowth of muscle cells in the shape of a ball. Like moles on the skin, they come in different sizes/shapes; RARELY cancerous. You only need surgery if you have symptoms like pain/pressure/incontinence/bleeding/bloating. Size/location don't matter. Lupron (leuprolide) or embolization are ways to control w/out surgery. US follow up is very important. ...Read more

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What does moderately retroverted non fibroid uterus means?

Nothing: Just means your uterus is tipped backwards and usually of no clinical significance. ...Read more

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I am pregnant and my scan result shows that,There are two discrete intramural fibroids. What does this mean?

Benign tumor: An intramural fibroid is a (usually small) benign tumor in the uterine wall. For most women, this causes no problem during pregnancy or afterward. Only your doctor can tell you if YOURS is problematic. ...Read more

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Dr.My gyn said avoid milk since you have large fibroids , which milk did he mean in a good way?Oganic , fat free, or 2%?

No evidence.: Not sure there is any good evidence to make a solid recommendation like this. You will have to ask the gyn what they meant. ...Read more

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Fibroid in fundal region exophytic is 9.2x8.4x11.4 CM largest and 2 small ones .Follicles are noted in right ovary.What does this mean? Please help.

Fibroid in fundal region exophytic is 9.2x8.4x11.4 CM largest and 2 small ones .Follicles are noted in right ovary.What does this mean? Please help.

Fibroid benigh tumor: Fibroid is a benign tumor of the uterus and if it is causing problems it has to be removed with that big size, as for the follicles , they are simply small ovarian cysts that contain your eggs ready to ovulate. ...Read more

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Hi there, Do fibroids affect normal bleeding time after childbirth? How long is it meant to take? Also does the pill affect anything in that regard?

Hi there, Do fibroids affect normal bleeding time after childbirth? How long is it meant to take? Also does the pill affect anything in that regard?

Depends:: Uterine fibroids are very, very common. Most cause no problems. Sometimes they can affect periods. They don't make bcp's less effective. If you are having unusual bleeding patterns or pain, there are likely other causes. If you have two abnormal periods in a row, and you are not pregnant, get checked. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with fibroids and told they are stable. Pain during intercourse only does this mean they may have grown?

Well: Pain can be from increased size or simply from cervical bumping during intercourse or pain can happen if a fibroid or degenerates orgets inflamed.Consult obstetrician gynecologist doctor for diagnosis ...Read more

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