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Following fibroid tumor is removed will you lose weight quickly?

Following fibroid tumor is removed will you lose weight quickly?

Depends: Fibroid usually refers to a leiomyoma (benign tumor of smooth muscle) of the uterus. Fibroids are not necessarily associated with weight loss or weight gain themselves, but sometimes the tumors can be large in which case removal might result in a noticeable difference. Also, any type of surgery can have some impact on weight, depending on appetite and retaining fluid during recovery. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Ihave gained weight with my large fibroid , willi lose weight after surgery?

Ihave gained weight with my large fibroid , willi lose weight after surgery?

The tumor weight : You will only lose weight if you cut back on your eating and the calories you consume. Eat right and avoid prepared foods and foods with fructose and you may lose weight , but do not expect the surgery itself to cause and meaningful weight loss. ...Read more

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Can i travell 50-60km in a day after my fibroid removal surgery? If no when can I start travelling?

Can i travell 50-60km in a day after my fibroid removal surgery? If no when can I start travelling?

Dvt : Main concern is prolonged sitting position when traveling. Risk for deep vein thrombosis is higher in immediate post operative period. Delay your travel for 5-7 days. ...Read more

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Last cycle lasted 8 days. Began 1/25 and on 2/9 started bleeding again. I had fibroid removal in Jan.2015. however, cycles are normally regular. ?

Have an exam: I strongly encourage you to have a routine exam from your gynecologist. It is always a good idea to follow-up on the removal of fibroids with routine exams. This type of exam can only be done properly in a clinic or office. I wish you the best with your health and I am available to discuss this and other health issues with you. ...Read more

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Need explanation of fibroid removal?

Need explanation of fibroid removal?

Myomectomy: Uterine fibroids can be removed with a procedure called myomectomy. This is often possible with a minimally-invasive approach- laparoscopy and sometimes hysteroscopy. Small instruments are used to dissect the fibroids from the uterine wall and then to repair the incision. Even very large fibroids can be removed this way. ...Read more

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What is surgery for a hysterectomy for fibroid removal like?

What is surgery for a  hysterectomy for fibroid removal like?

Depends: It depends on the size of the fibroid and the skill of the surgeon. Some surgeons are very skilled at minimally invasive or robotic surgeries and are comfortable even with very large fibroids. Make sure you are evaluated by someone skilled in advanced laparoscopy/robotics for an opinion if a different doc tells you that you must have an open hysterectomy. That's not always the case! ...Read more

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Can having a hysteroscopy (for visual purposes- checking after a fibroid removal this past Dec) affect your first Ovulation afterwards?

Can having a hysteroscopy (for visual purposes- checking after a fibroid removal this past Dec) affect your first Ovulation afterwards?

No: If your ovaries were left after surgery then they will continue to ovulate, and the extruded egg will be reabsorbed as it has no place to go. ...Read more

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It is 5wks after an abdominal myomectomy for the removal of 7 fibroids and I am still bleeding. Is this normal?

Yes: A myomectomy causes scarring and contraction of the uterus that can lead to abnormal bleeding for up to 12 weeks after surgery, especially if some of the fibroids were into the cavity of the uterus. If heavy, see your doctor. ...Read more

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If one has fibroid removal surgery is there a possibility of them suffering from blood clots in the leg?

If one has fibroid removal surgery is there a possibility of them suffering from blood clots in the leg?

Possible: Any surgery, other trauma, and immobility, increase the risk of blood clots in the leg. Most hospitals use a type of sock with pneumatic compression to prevent leg clots. You can help in preventing clot formation by ambulating as soon as possible, after surgery. Wish you good health. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to get pregnant after a fibroid removal done by a operative hysteroscopy?

How long should I wait to get pregnant after a fibroid removal done by a operative hysteroscopy?

Depends: I usually perform some sort of follow up evaluation after the surgery to make sure that the whole fibroid is gone. That can be done with hysterosonogram or office hysteroscopy or hsg. If fibroid is gone then i usually tell the couple that it is fine to start trying...Assuming there are no other issues. Good luck. ...Read more

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When can I resume sex after fibroid removal surgery & c-section?

When can I resume sex after fibroid removal surgery & c-section?

6 weeks is safe: Your gyn surgeon would be the person to ask, but the generally accepted standard is about 6 weeks. Most people wait for a post op exam to get clearance from the doctor just to be safe. ...Read more

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I had a myomectomy Before 4 weeks,and I had yesterday a strong menstruation with pain as before the removal of the fibroid?is it normal

I had a  myomectomy    Before 4 weeks,and I had yesterday a strong menstruation with pain as before the removal of the fibroid?is it normal

Probably: It is premature to conclude that the myomectomy did not improve your period. The procedure will not always improve painful and heavy periods but you will know better with your next cycle. ...Read more

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I'm 53 and had a D&C/hysteroscopy/polyp and fibroid removal. I started having hot flashes 10 days later & get them every 1/2 hour. Could the D & C have caused this? Maybe messed with my hormones?

I'm 53 and had a D&C/hysteroscopy/polyp and fibroid removal. I started having hot flashes 10 days later & get them every 1/2 hour.  Could the D & C have caused this?  Maybe messed with my hormones?

May be coincidental: The actual procedures that you had should not have changed your ovarian function, meaning that they should not have changed your hormones. However, you are in perimenopause, so lots of things can bring on more hot flashes. Stress is a big one, and you just had a big stress to your body with the procedure. Any change in sleep, diet, or meds associated with the procedure might also contribute. ...Read more

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If pap smear test suggestive of lsil does it reqd biopsy before fibroid removal?

If pap smear test suggestive of lsil does it reqd biopsy before fibroid removal?

Colposcopy: If you had an abnormal pap smear then the next step is an examination under a microscope called a colposcopy. This will evaluate the extent of the problem and will guide the next steps in management. Abnormal pap smears may indicate HPV changes or precancerous cells of the cervix. This is not related to uterine fibroids. ...Read more

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I have had two fibroid removal surgeries, which were both done as a laproscopy through the vagina. I still have fibroids. Can I have a baby?

I have had two fibroid removal surgeries, which were both done as a laproscopy through the vagina. I still have fibroids. Can I have a baby?

Depends....: That's a hard question to answer in this format. It depends on where the remaining fibroids are located. The closer to the uterine lining, the worse your chances. Also depends on the size of the fibroids and the presence/absence of scar tissue. You really need an evaluation of the uterine cavity (hysteroscopy or sonohystogram or HSG). I recommend you go see a fertility specialist near you. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Myomectomy (Definition)

A myomectomy is the procedure when fibroids are removed and the uterus remains. Myomectomies can be done in a variety of ways, depending on the location of the fibroids. Fiboids in the uterine cavity can often be removed hysteroscopically, with no abdominal incision. Depending on size and location, myomectomies can be done laparoscopicaaly, ...Read more


Dr. Chad Levitt
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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