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What are fibroids in the uterus?

What are fibroids in the uterus?

Benign tumors: Uterine fibroids are benign muscle tumors of the uterine wall. They are 99.9% benign. They are quite common. Their cause is unknown. They are dependent on estrogen and shrink after menopause. They can cause problems based on size, bleeding, pain, or any combination of the 3. There may be no symptoms at all. There is no medication for them. Treatment is not usually necessary if small. ...Read more

Dr. Erik Borncamp
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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 makes fibroids in the uterus to move from side to side? And how do fibroids breath?

What makes fibroids in the uterus to move from side to side? And how do fibroids breath?

Pedunculated?: Fibroids in the wall of the uterus can not move. Fibroids outside of the uterus connected to the surface of the uterus by a thin stalk (pedicle) are called pedunculated and can move around. Fibroids get oxygen from their blood supply from the uterine arteries. Pedunculated fibroids sometimes twist on their pedicles and block their blood supply which can cause pain. ...Read more

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What does this mean? "Fibroid uterus w/notable partially degenerated 1.7 cm fibroid in myometrium of the right uterine cornua. Atrophic right ovary"

What does this mean? "Fibroid uterus w/notable partially degenerated 1.7 cm fibroid in myometrium of the right uterine cornua. Atrophic right ovary"

Interpretation: A fibroid is a smooth muscle growth in your right section at the top of your uterus next to the right Fallopian tube. It is in the process of "falling apart" (degenerating) which can cause bleeding and pain. The right ovary is shrunken (atrophic) which is common in post menopausal women. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of fibroids in uterus?

Bleeding and pain: Most fibroids that cause symptoms do so via abnormal bleeding patterns (heavy, irregular) or bulk pressure symptoms due to their shear size (i.e. Pressure on bladder or bowel). ...Read more

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What does moderately retroverted non fibroid uterus means?

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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What could birthcontrol do to fibroid on the uterus?

Fibroids: It may or may not increase the size, but if the pills are controlling bleeding, it is appropriate. ...Read more

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Please explain what does birthcontrol do to fibroid on the uterus?

Please explain what does birthcontrol do to fibroid on the uterus?

Reduce symptoms: Birth control pills can be used to decrease the menstrual cramps and quantity of bleeding caused by uterine fibroids because they decrease the production of female hormones, prevent ovulation and help regulate menses.
But, birth control pills do not reduce the size of uterine fibroids.
Fortunately, there are number of surgical and minimally invasive options for treatment of uterine fibroids. ...Read more

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What are the effects of fibroids outside the uterus to the baby if you are pregnant?

What are the effects of fibroids outside the uterus to the baby if you are pregnant?

Alter position/deliv: The location of fibroids can have several effects during pregnancy.The fetus can assume an altered position where a feature like the face or body parts will show transient distortions. (smushed appearance,) it can also prevent the baby from settling in a head or bottom down position & lead to a surgical delivery. ...Read more

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What does birth control do to fibroids on the uterus?

What does birth control do to fibroids on the uterus?

Decrease bleeding: Depends on the size of the fibroid within the uterus, pills can help decrease the bleeding and maintain the fibroid size and sometimes shrink it. However, large fibroids may not respond to medications and may require other medications or surgical procedures.
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How to treat fibroid on uterus?

Surgery or not: Treatment is usually surgical if the fibroids are causing problems with pain, bleeding or infertility. If there are no symptoms, they can be watched. Many women have fibroids and have no symptoms. ...Read more

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Can large fibroids cause uterus to rapture?

Not likely: Uterine rupture is most likely to occur in pregnancy with previous c/s. What is more likely is that large fibroids can cause heavy bleeding, bloating, pain, and change in size of clothing. ...Read more

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How can fibroid uterus be cured without surgery?

How can fibroid uterus be cured without surgery?

No cure w/o surgery: There is no "cure" for fibroids sometimes even with surgery as they can recur. Often microscopic fibroid nodules will re-grow post surgery removal of larger ones over time. ...Read more

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How can a fibroid tumor on my uterus affect my baby?

How can a fibroid tumor on my uterus affect my baby?

YOUR OB NEEDS: To answer that, it depends where it is and how big it is, cannot answer your? Without knowing that, many fibriods cause absolutely no problems, some can keep you from getting pg, or make you have a 1st trimester spontaeous abortion or make u deliver early or cause a lot of pain during pg and can sometimes block the birth canal so u need a csection and can make a csection harder to do sometimes. ...Read more

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How long does it take for fibroids to grow on uterus?

A lifetime: Fibroids can start growing as soon as you reach puberty. As long as you are menstruating (your ovaries are working) fibroids can continue to grow. They usually start to regress when you go through menopause. ...Read more

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Does 1 CM fibroid on front of uterus effect fertility?

Does 1 CM fibroid on front of uterus effect fertility?

Depends on Location: If it is in the lining or endometrium (submucosal) it may impair implantation. If it is in the wall (intramural) or on the outside (subserosal or pedunculated) then no. ...Read more

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What to do if I have fibroid tumor pushing uterus to one side?

Nothing: If the fibroid is not enlarging so that the uterus or fibroid is felt above the umbilicus, if there is no bleeding or pain and if the individual fibroid enlarges to suggest possible malignant changes to a sarcoma, then nothing should be done. ...Read more

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Can fibroid tumors cause symptoms farther away from the uterus?

Can fibroid tumors cause symptoms farther away from the uterus?

If they are large: Fibroids can cause bleeding from the uterus in some cases. Other times they can cause pain and pressure. This happens when they get large enough to press on another structure (like the bowel or the bladder). They would have to be really large to put pressure on anything outside the pelvis. So if the problem is in the pelvis, maybe. If it is in your chest or upper abdomen (belly), that is unlikely. ...Read more

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Would a large fibroid at the back of uterus cause miscarraige?

Yes: If the fibroid is large enough to impinge on the intrauterine space crowding out a developing fetus, yes. ...Read more

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A fibroid measuring 1.2 cm in uterus wall so surgery is necessary or not?

Pain or bleeding?: If you are not having pain or bleeding then fibroid surgery is usually not indicated as the fibroid is asymptomatic. The exception is fertility patients who have repeated miscarriages and the fibroid is located just under the lining of the uterus. (sub-mucosal fibroid under the endometrium) ...Read more

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Are large fibroids outside the uterus easy to be operated on -penduculate?

Are large fibroids outside the uterus easy to be operated on -penduculate?

Fibroids: It will be up to an obgyn to decide how easy to operate on those based on the anatomical features of those. ...Read more

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Is uterus 100*65*60 mm very dangerous? (A case of multiple small fibroids)

No..: Alright....Fibroid is not a life threatening disease.......it causes inconvenience. ...Read more

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What are some causes of getting subserosal fibroid in fundal region of uterus?

Not know: Fibroids can develop in different parts of the uterus, they can by subserosal, i.e., more on the outside, or they can be submucosal, more towards the inside, or they can be intramuscular, which is inside the muscle, It is not know, what causes the various types of fibroids to grow, where they are growing. ...Read more

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If my uterus is showing quite bulky also inhomogenous enhancent what does this mean? Didn't find fibroids?

If my uterus is showing quite bulky also inhomogenous enhancent what does this mean? Didn't find fibroids?

Adenomyosis: Adenomyosis produces bulky uteri without evidence of fibroids, especially in women who have had children. This is a diagnosis that is presumptive because it can't be confirmed unless and until the uterus is removed by surgery. Heavy periods are often associated with this condition. ...Read more

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Fibroids in the anterior wall of the uterus, what does that mean? Does it mean inside the uterus or outside the uterus?

Fibroids in the anterior wall of the uterus, what does that mean? Does it mean inside the uterus or outside the uterus?

Part of the uterus: Fibroids are benign tumors of uterine muscle. They are always part of the uterus, although they may grow in a variety of directions. If fibroids cause no symptoms, no treatment is necessary. If they do cause symptoms (heavy bleeding, pressure), then opinions from both a gyn (who may offer surgery) and an interventional radiologist (who may offer embolization) would be helpful. ...Read more

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Can a partially degenerated uterus fibroid regrow? How long does it take for the dead tissue to be absorbed by the body, if it happens?

Can a partially degenerated uterus fibroid regrow? How long does it take for the dead tissue to be absorbed by the body, if it happens?

Possible: It is possible that the part of the fibroid that hasn't degenerated will start to grow but it is not likely. How fast the tissue is resorbed depends on a lot of things like how large the fibroid is and where it is. ...Read more

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8 yrs post donation, have pain in morn on the side I still have. Why? Developed fibroid tumors in uterus, is that normal? It came post donation.

8 yrs post donation, have pain in morn on the side I still have. Why? Developed fibroid tumors in uterus, is that normal? It came post donation.

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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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


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