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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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Dr. Walter Husar
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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?

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 ?

Phytoestrogens : Estrogens derived from plants, like any Estrogens will produce growth of fibroids. Lemon grass has antiestrogenic effect and it may shrink them if not too large. ...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

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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42yr old female diagnosed w/ 1 ant. Submucosal uterine fibroid protruding into lower uterine cavity & multiple post. Uterine polyps. What trtmt optns?

42yr old female diagnosed w/ 1 ant. Submucosal uterine fibroid protruding into lower uterine cavity & multiple post. Uterine polyps. What trtmt optns?

Hysteroscopy: The less invasive method of removal is by operative resection by hysteroscopy. You should look for a dr. With experience on this. ...Read more

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How many women get uterine fibroids?

How many women get uterine fibroids?

As many as 40%: At autopsy, as many as 40% of women have evidence of fibroids. Fibroids are usually benign tumors of the uterus that are not symptomatic. Sometimes fibroids can be painful, cause heavy bleeding, miscarriage, preterm labor, problems voiding or constipation. Fast growing fibroids need to be monitored closely and may necessitate surgery. Certain ethnicities have higher prevalence of fibroids. ...Read more

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How soon can a woman have sex after having surgical removal of uterine fibroids?

Generally 1-2 weeks: After removing fibroids, having intercouse will not cause any problems, but often it is normal for it to be painful for at least 1-2 weeks. I tell my patients to wait at least a week, but if it is painful, to back off until the pain goes away. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with uterine fibroids. Being that estrogen makes them grow, is it safe to take vitamins specific for women which has estrogen?

I have been diagnosed with uterine  fibroids.  Being that estrogen makes them grow, is it safe to take vitamins specific for women which has  estrogen?

Yes: Because if you are not yet menopausal, then you are still making estrogen in your ovaries. The amount you will get in an over the counter vitamin is likely small. ...Read more

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Can a woman with uterine fibroid have a normal full-term baby?

Fibroids: Uterine fibroids don't always cause problems during a pregnancy. It depends upon how many fibroids there are, where they are, and how large the fibroids are. A term delivery is certainly possible, but large uterine fibroids can increase the risk of premature delivery. ...Read more

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I am 34 yrs old female with uterine fibroids. I have a five yr old daughter. What precautions I have to take in case i go for second baby?

Several: Most women with fibroids are able to concieve and carry a child normally. However, sometimes uterine fibroids may prevent pregnancy. And they may grow and become more painful during pregnancy. Be sure you get good prenatal care right from the start. ...Read more

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I had blood work done ,no thyroids or any illness accept for urine Fibroids and Anemia .my hair has been thinning out .What could be the cause then?

Fibroids, anemia: Hair changes (thinning, brittle, or even loss of hair) common with significant anemia one can get from fibroids. Interestingly, this is completely reversible once the anemia is treated. Other signs of anemia include being tired/weak, lightheaded/dizzy, palpitations, migraine-like headaches, and chewing/craving ice. Get your hemoglobin and iron levels checked. May need to get fibroids treated. ...Read more

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My hb is 8.9 due to fibroids & anemia.I was @ the hosp for check up last wk. I've noticed right leg is retaining h20 near the ankle.What's the cause?

My hb is 8.9 due to fibroids & anemia.I was @ the hosp for check up last wk. I've noticed right leg is retaining h20 near the ankle.What's the cause?

Deep Venous Thrombos: The most common cause of one swollen leg is lying with that leg hanging down. However, leg swelling, especially on one side only, is a symptom of leg clots, which can be life threatening. You should certainly show it to a doctor. ...Read more

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Dr .Is dieting safe if one has anemia due to fibroids bleeding ? I'm trying to loose weight that i've gained , i suspect estrogen to be the cause.

Dr .Is dieting  safe  if one has anemia due to fibroids bleeding ? I'm trying to loose weight that  i've gained , i suspect estrogen to be the cause.

Excess estrogen?: Despite health issues, a change in diet that reduces starch, sugars, and excess fatty foods should not cause harm. I hope you are getting medical help for your fibroids. If they are causing anemia, then something should be done about them. Ask your doc to test your Progesterone level and if it's low take Progesterone (not medroxyprogesterone) 100 mg @ bedtime day 12-25 of your cycle. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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