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What Is Considered A Large Uterine 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
~50% Placental Bed: A subchorionic hemorrhage/hematoma is a bleed between the pregnancy and the uterine wall. It is an US finding, that if coupled with vaginal bleeding, can potentially increase the risk of miscarriage/preterm delivery, but w/out vaginal bleeding, it's hard to say. Size matters; worse if bigger (covering ~50% of placental bed) or occurring later. It can heal itself, but you just have to wait/watch. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dying fibroid: When a fibroid outgrows its blood supply, areas of it can die off. This event can be very painful to a patient, even causing her to go to the Emergency Room. For degenerating fibroid(s) on the right side, this can even simulate appendicitis. Degenerating fibroids often eventually calcify which can be detected on pelvic imaging (exs. x-ray, CT scan, ultrasound). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Uterine Division: During embryonic development, the uterus forms as 2 tubes fuse together. The area where they join is supposed to go away and leave an empty uterine cavity. Sometimes this doesn't happen normally and the uterus is divided into two sides. There are many ways this can happen. There can be a right and left uterus (bicornuate) or just a partial division down the middle of the uterus (septum). ...Read more
Muscle tears: The uterus is a muscle that can rupture, or tear. Most commonly, uterine rupture occurs at the site of scar formation. For example, after a woman has a cesarean section (in which the uterus is opened and stitched back together), a scar will form. This scar in the uterus could tear apart during a subsequent labor, causing uterine rupture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Small fibroid: An anteverted uterus tilts forward. This is the normal typical position, opposite of a retroverted uterus which tilts backward. A small intramural myoma is a small fibroid that sits in the muscle layer of the uterus. This type of fibroids is typically not problematic. Please check with your doctor. ...Read more
It depends: This decision is a personal one. If the myoma and polyps are not causing problems, cancer has been ruled out and your are comfortable with your options, hysterectomy does not have to be performed. It is certainly a reasonable option for those that choose to proceed along that route for treatment. ...Read more
Heavy periods: An ablation is a treatment for heavy, painful periods. It is an excellent minimally invasive, non-hormonal option for someone who is done with childbearing. About 95% of patients have either no period or light/normal periods after an ablation and it can often be done in your doctor's office. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Benign breast tumor: A benign fibroadenoma is the most common breast tumor and is more common in women <30 years of age. It is a solitary, solid, mobile mass with well-defined edges, and the size may vary with your menstrual cycle. A fine needle biopsy confirms the benign nature, and treatment is usually surgical excision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Retroverted Uterus: Is a term to describe a normal variant uterine shape, in which the top of the uterus is bent back towards the spine (back), as opposed to the more common anteverted uterus, where the bend places the top of the uterus over the bladder (towards the front). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not reliable: This description is not very reliable. The endometrial stripe is helpful to describe in a menopausal women and has been studied related to fertility. It is normal in your age range for the endometrium to be thinner after a period (4mm) and then thicken thru the month until menstruation. Up to 20mm may be normal. If you are having problems with heavy or irregular bleeding, then have a biopsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is an endometrial mass? Fibroid or polyp? Bad? Have spotting between period too. Is this symptom?
Spotting with either: Hi Lexa, An endometrial mass is any structure seen in the uterine cavity. A fibroid is a growth from the uterine muscle. This is covered by the lining cells of the uterus. A polyp is a growth of the lining cells of the uterus not associated with the muscle layer of the uterus. This is not a dangerous finding but one that is easily treated. The spotting that you experienced is a common symptom ...Read more
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