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What is a partially calcified exophytic fibroid? THW

What is a partially calcified exophytic fibroid? THW

Types of fibroids: This is a (usually) benign tumor in your uterus. Sometimes these can have calcium deposits ("calcified") and grow outside the normal surface of the uterus ("exophytic") ...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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My transvaginal scan shows endometrium ill defind 5mm with calcification and a 12x9mm intramural fibroid within anterior myometrium ? can you explain

My transvaginal scan shows endometrium ill defind 5mm with calcification and a 12x9mm intramural fibroid within anterior myometrium ? can you explain

Yes...: You had a sonographic imaging of your uterus which shows a probably normal endometrial lining and a small usually benign muscle growth of the wall of your uterus called a fibroid. You have very little to get alarmed about. ...Read more

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What is causing all my calcifications? In the breast, neck, fibroids (had hyst , )now need spleen removed because of calcification on it

What is causing all my calcifications? In the breast, neck, fibroids (had hyst , )now need spleen removed because of calcification on it

Calcifications: Have you been worked up by a physician for this issue? Calcification can be due to electrolyte abnormalities in the body as well as diet, genetics, alcohol intake, medications, etc... Consider seeing an endocrinologist for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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My ultrasound showed calcification within the endometrial lining and a small uterine fibroid. What is this and what is the treatment.

Tumor: A fibroid is a non cancerous tumor. they are very common. some cause problems and some do not. some grow and some do not. if it is a problem it requires some type of surgery to remove and fix it ...Read more

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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. ?

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

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Can a calcified fibroid be removed by hysteroscopic myomectmy? Is it harder to remove then a regular fibroid?

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

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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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Fibroid tumors in the uterus are they calcifications?

Can be: Calcifications in the uterus aren't anything to worry about. They are common as fibroids shrink as a women gets into menopause. ...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