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What Is Fibroids On 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
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
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
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
Nothing: Just means your uterus is tipped backwards and usually of no clinical significance. ...Read more
Fibroids: It may or may not increase the size, but if the pills are controlling bleeding, it is appropriate. ...Read more
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
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
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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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
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
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
No: Unless they are pedunculated and on a long stalk. ...Read more
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
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
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
Pelvis: In the pelvis.Get a more detailed answer ›
Fibroids are located in the anterior wall of the uterus, ? Inside the uterus or outside the uterus?
Fibroids: Fibroids originate from the muscular wall of the uterus and can extend internally or externally. ...Read more
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
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
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?
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