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How do I tell if I have uterine fibroids?

How do I tell if I have uterine fibroids?

Assess your symptoms: More common symptoms of uterine fibroids are: bleeding between periods; heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia); menstrual periods that may last longer than normal; need to urinate more often; pelvic cramping or pain with periods; sensation of fullness or pressure in lower abdomen; pain during intercourse. Pelvic exam may be revealing. Pelvic imaging may be done. ...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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What is the relationship between uterine fibroid tumors and anemia in women?

What is the relationship between uterine fibroid tumors and anemia in women?

Heavy menses: Fibroids typically cause anemia by causing heavy menstrual cycles, with or without cramping. Not all fibroids cause this. Depending on the size and number of the fibroids and your future fertility plans, your doctor can help you plan what therapies are best for you. ...Read more

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Gyn doctors , what is phytosoy and what role does it play in women in 30's with uterine fibroids tumors?Can taking pills with soy make tumor bigger?

Gyn doctors , what is phytosoy and  what role does it play in women in 30's with uterine fibroids tumors?Can taking pills with soy make tumor bigger?

Phytoestrogens : I think what you are referring to is phytoestrogens which are found in soy products. It appears to have some effect on tissue modulated by normal estrogen like uterus etc. I am not certain if there is any evidence that implicates phytoestrogen in uterine fibroid formation. However, excessive consumption of soy products can cause heavier menustration in some women. ...Read more

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How do uterine fibroid tumors develop?

Uncontrolled growth: The smooth muscle that makes up the wall of the uterus begins to grow in an uncontrolled fashion. The separation of a benign tumor (fibroid or leiomyoma) from a malignant tumor (leiomyosarcoma) is the degree of growth, increased growth, and presence of tumor death (necrosis). ...Read more

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Will I have to have surgery right away if i've been diagnosed with a uterine fibroid/tumor?

Usually no: Uterine fibroids are extremely common and may be asymptomatic. Surgery may be needed if fibroids cause symptoms that can be relieved only by surgery. Unless the fibroids are causing profuse bleeding, there would not be a reason to have surgery immediately. ...Read more

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How do you treat uterine fibroid (tumer in and on the uterus)? Surgery?

Surgery if necessay: Uterine fibroids common. When the grow and exend t above umbilicus with active bleeding formal laparotomy with hystere3ctoy may be needed. Otherwise if small laparoscopy can be used. Alternative treatments include cryosurgery, fibroid embolization, magnetic Resonancde Guided Fibroid ultrasound and at times fibroid myomectomy ...Read more

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Is it rare for women to have a uterine fibroid embolization?

No: It is very common for patients to have a uterine fibroid embolization. In fact, it is now part of the treatment algorithm for a fibroid uterus according to the american society of ob/gyn. It is very effective for fibroid disease. ...Read more

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Gyn /doctors, what role does photoestrogen play in a 35 yr old women with uterine fibroids ?

Gyn /doctors, what role does photoestrogen play in a 35 yr old women with uterine fibroids ?

Phytoestrogens: Fibroids are a result of high estrogen levels. High estrogen can be caused by excessive carbohydrate intake (via competetive inhibition of glucoronidase enzyme) therefore a low carb diet is beneficial to reduce estrogen and help shrink fibroids. You may also have low iodine, thyroid problems, low progesterone. All of these things should be evaluated. All phytoestrogens should be avoided. ...Read more

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I need a hysterectomy and have no health insurance is there a way? I am 48 with cycts, fibroids, a tumor, and a enlarged uterus all needs to go

Check hospitals: The hospital and clinics i work at offers charity care for women with no insurance and limited income who need surgery. Check with the hospitals and clinic systems in your area to see what is offered for people with no insurance. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. John Lipman
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Uterine Fibroids (Definition)

Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. They occur in 1 of every 3 women regardless of race and up to 80 % of african-american women of child bearing age. They are often asymptomatic but they can cause significant symptoms (exe. Heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, increased urinary frequency). They ...Read more


Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Anemia refers to any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood cells in the body. There are numerous causes of anemia but they can basically be broken down into 3 categories: decreased production of red blood cells increased destruction of red ...Read more