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What Happens If Fibroids Go Untreated
Multifactorial: Fibroids are non-cancerous muscle tumors of the uterus. They develop because of a mutation in a uterine muscle cell that causes that cell to lose control of its growth. They are very common in some ethnic groups, and present in women of all backgrounds. They can cause heavy bleeding, pain, infertility, and pregnancy complications, or may cause no problems at all, depending on where they are. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Uterine fibroids is also known as Fibroid. 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
Maybe nothing: Depending on where the fibroids are located and how big they are, they can cause problems like abnormal bleeding, pain, infertility, and "mass effect" that affect the function of other organs like pressing on your bladder. They may grow but they may not. There is no reason you have to do anything about fibroids if they are not causing a problem. ...Read more
i'm a 49 year old going through menopause with fibroids. What should I expect to happen to the fibroids without blood being supplied?
Yes: Occasionally, usually after a full term delivery, a fibroid may undergo degeneration due to lack of blood supply caused by the uterus' major shrinkage in size immediately post partum. If the fibroid gets no blood, it stops growing and dies. Natural mechanisms then cause the dead tissue to be re-absorbed and the fibroid "goes away on its own". In general however, they don't go away. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi, I am 38 yrs old having a fibroid of 6 × 5.2cm in size. Should I leave it on its own or is it going to cause me trouble?
Not a problem!: Fibroids are kind of like knots in a tree. They're an irregular pattern of growth in the wood grain but they're not cancer and really shouldn't be removed unless you're worried about pressure symptoms, bleeding, or fertility. http://mediphors.tumblr.com/post/106746799535/fibroids-in-the-uterus-are-like-knots-in-a-tree-or ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just got diagnosed with a small anterior fibroid, I've been told i have to go back for some type of endometrius test. What is that?
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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