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What Is Fibroids On The Uterus
What are the pregnancy risks following a myomectomy surgery due to fibroids on top of the uterus or outside the uterus?
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
Preterm labor: Uterine didelphys is a term used to describe a uterus that has developed into a "heart-shaped" or "walled" cavity with a mid-line division. This irregularity means that a pregnancy will implant in one side and will not have the entire uterine cavity to develop. Smaller room for the baby increases the risk for premature labor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What does it mean to "almost have a collision fibroid tumor on the fundus of the uterus"?I had a subserosal fibroid on my fundus. What does this mean?
My ultrasound showed calcification within the endometrial lining and a small uterine fibroid. What is this and what is the treatment.
If the fibroids are located in front of the uterus, will it interfere pregnancy? If not what is the effects of thse fibroids with the baby?
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
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
Hormones: At 41, your hormones change and you are not sending the same signals as when you were younger, make sure that the lining is not building up and getting thick. Your gyn can evaluate this with an ultrasound. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My uterus contains a 6cm fibroid in the posterior myometrium. Does this mean it is inside the uterus - or in the wall of the uterus?
Not enough info ...: The myometrium is the muscular wall of the uterus so most or all of the fibroid is in the wall. Posterior means the back wall of your uterus as opposed to the front. A fibroid in the myometrium may be completely within the wall (intramural) or project into the inside cavity of the uterus (submucosal) or it may be just under the outer covering of the uterus (subserosal). Ultrasound or MRI can tell. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I have a fibroid of 22mm on the back wall of the uterus and it is making the uterus slightly heart shaped will this affect a pregnancy?
Probably not: A fibroid's effect on fertility is a long standing debate in gynecology. This is a relatively small fibroid and unless it is impinging and/or protruding into the uterine cavity, it will probably not effect a pregnancy. Pregnancy will, however, usually lead to increase in size of the fibroid due to the rise in estrogen that occurs. Fibroids respond to elevation in estrogen levels by growing. ...Read more
F the fibroids are located in pelvis, will it interfere pregnancy? If not what is the effects of thse fibroids with the baby?
It depends: It depends on the size and location of the fibroid and how far you are in your pregnancy; most fibroid won't affect pregnancies; if they are inside the cavity of the uterus (submucosal), they can cause miscarriage in early pregnancies; if they are on the outer surface of the uterus (subserosal), they are unlikely to cause problems unless they are very large. ...Read more
Not standardized: A doctor would not pay attention to the endometrial thickness in a 32 year old if done right before menses as the result would not be meaningful. It will very depending on how much blood and endometrial lining the patient had inside on that particular day. There is not a standardized normal result for this in a premenopausal woman. ...Read more
What is bulky uterus(16mm) endometrial lining. Is it the cause of heavy bleeding. What is the treatment for excessive bleeding?
Bad: Submucous fibroids can make it harder to get pregnant and can cause miscarriage. ...Read more
Increase in hormones: As a woman ages, her risk of uterine cancer increases. The lining of the uterine wall is stimulated to grow by female hormones. Being overweigh does increase one's risk of uterine cancer indirectly by increasing female hormone levels, particularly after menopause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On an ultrasound of my uterus and ovaries the report noted: incidental note is made of a septate versus bicornuate uterus" what does this mean?
Abnormalities: These are both birth defects of the uterus which fertility specialists see commonly. A bicornuate uterus is shaped mickey mouse's head and a septate uterus has strand of tissue dividing the cavity into 2 parts. Your gyn may want to do an evaluation or refer you to a specialist since these conditions can sometimes (not always) affect pregnancies in the future. ...Read more
Fibroid=pelvic pain: Fibroid tumors (uterus muscle tumors) are a common cause of pelvic pain. Location of fibroids also contribute to the many symptoms they cause. If a fibroid is near the cervix, dyspaurenia (painful sex) may occur. Fibroids near the lining of the uterus cause increased vaginal bleeding during periods and decreased fertility. A gynecologist can diagnose fibroids with ultrasound and treat accordingly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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