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What Is A Calcified Fibroid
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
My transvaginal scan shows endometrium ill defind 5mm with calcification and a 12x9mm intramural fibroid within anterior myometrium ? can you explain
What is causing all my calcifications? In the breast, neck, fibroids (had hyst , )now need spleen removed because of calcification on it
I've spotted since Oct '14 I have strip of uterus filled with tiny fibroids showing on Ultrasounds, but CT scan says there is no calcification. ?
Ultrasound: is more sensitive at detecting small noncalcified fibroids than CT, and it is very common to see small fibroids on ultrasound, which are not visible on CT. When fibroids calcify they are easy to see on CT. But many fibroids, particularly small ones, have no calcification. ...Read more
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
Do you need to treat a large calcified fibroid in uturus wall if we want more children . Can I avoid a hysterectomy?
Hard to say: The best information must come from someone who has all the information about your case. Fibroids come in various sizes and locations and the approach to their treatment and or removal may or may not interfere with your ability to carry another successful pregnancy. Get a second or third opinion if needed and try to understand your options. ...Read more
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