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Why Do Women Get Fibroids
Is it possible to get pregnemt with an anterior wall intramural fibroid measuring 1.1*1.2cm..iam a 25 aged women plzz give me an answer?
Uterine fibroids is also known as Fibroid. 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A number of women on the site below claim that Apple cider vinegar can get rid of fibroid. how true is this please?
100% false: Or zero percent true. I don't know where this idea comes from but it's totally untrue. ...Read more
Does a woman with very large fibroids always have to get a hysterectomy and will it affect fertility?
Options: Just removing the fibroids is called a myomectomy. If you have large fibroids, you may want to have them removed before pregnancy. If you have a hysterectomy, that means removing your uterus, so you would not be able to carry a child. Fibroids can be removed with a larger abdominal incision or you may be a candidate for a robotic surgery which usually has a quicker recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Discharge is normal: having a discharge is normal. Two true and unrelated. ...Read more
61/ female who had partial hysterectomy for fibroid tumor about 10 years ago. Does she still need to get regular pap smears?
Per my blood work, my estrogen level is 7. I got a prscriptn for divigel but my mom had breast cancer 3 yrs ago. Pls advs. Currently in great health for 51. Black female, straight, otr, cdl driver. Hysterectomy 4 yrs ago for fibroids. I get a physica
I : I share your concerns. I do not know what symptoms you are having that you were prescribed Divigel for, but i assume that you are having menopausal symptoms that you are suffering from. My concern with you would be your family history of breast cancer. In addition, there is increased cardiovascular risks in women over 50 and in women who are overweight. I am very concerned that you could have consequences from taking this medication, so please discuss your risk factors with your doctor. My concern with herbal medications is that they carry the same risk with their estrogen-like substances as regular estrogen, so the herbal medication or bio-identicals have not been proven safe in large peer-reviewed studies either. There are other non-hormonal medications that can help menopausal symptoms, such as neurontin, but there are several others that you can read about or ask your doctor about as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Discuss pain with MD: Fibroids should only be treated if they are causing significant symptoms. If the pain is only once and a while and is manageable it doesn't warrant treatment. However, you should discuss these symptoms with your doctor to make sure that the pain is due to fibroids. This is usually done with a thorough history (about the pain), physical exam, and a pelvic ultrasound. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When can I get a fibroid removed? I've had it for awhile and it isn't shrinking and causing a lot of pain.
Needs evaluation: You don't necessarily need it removed. If indeed it is the cause of your symptoms, you could have it removed surgically (myomectomy) or treated completely without any surgery (uterine fibroid embolization, ufe). Myomectomy done by gynecologist, ufe performed by interventional radiologist. Seek both opinions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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