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Will I Lose Weight After Fibroids Are Removed
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
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
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
Is Advocare catalyst a safe product? Could it cause women to have ovarian cyst or fibroids? Just worried! Want to loose weight and feel energy!
How can I loose weight with uterine fibroids protruding the belly? I am tired of living with large fibroids.
See a Provider: You need to see a provider who can thoroughly evaluate you. Fibroids should not be protruding through the belly. If they are cuasing you pain and aggravation discuss this with a gynecologic surgeon in your local hospital. ...Read more
I have a fibroid the size of a pingpong ball is that considered big enough to have removed if its causing pain?
Maybe: It is always difficult to decide when to remove fibroids as they are so common. Most are not causing symptoms and have been reported to be present in up to 75% of all women. They may interfere with pregnancy, labor and delivery, cause increased bleeding and/or pain and it is at that point that a decision to remove the fibroid (myomectomy) is made. Is it painful enough to risk surgery? ...Read more
Possibly: There's always a chance for recurrence.Get a more detailed answer ›
Fiborids: Fibroids that distort the cavity of the uterus usually affect fertility, otherwise they usually not, although its controversial if these fibroids need to be removed at all (exception if the are blocking the tubes, cervix, etc) or a vital structure (ureters, etc). They can be removed with different techniques depending on location with hysteroscopy, laparoscopy, robotic and via laparotomy (open). ...Read more
Can you have oral sex after having a vaginal fibroid removed, if yes how long do you have to wait?
It can be done: At any time, as oral techniques do not depend on other parts of the anatomy. If your question is how long do you have to wait until you can have vaginal sex, the answer is as long as it takes for you to feel ready. Your body will tell you when you think it's safe. Typically, it takes about 2-3 weeks for the woman to feel refreshed and painless enough to engage in vaginal activity again. ...Read more
Hi. I have anterior, subserosal fibroid 5.8 cms. I'm 50 years old perimenopausal. Will it shrink later on or shud I hv it removed? Ty
Fibroids usually shrink in size after menopause. If you do not have other symptoms related to the fibroids you do not need to have these removed.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more
How big is the 4cm fibroids and what if is multiple and went on to the different are lower and inside and outside can be removed all in one surgery?
Multiple fibroids: Can be removed rather easily with one surgery but a lot depends on the location. A pelvic ultrasound or MRI can inform the gynecologist of the best surgical plan. There are many approaches (laparoscopy or open) that can be tried depening on the on the location and skill of the surgeon. ...Read more
I had three small fibroids, for which I took the coil for a year. Then coil got removed, and perimenopause jumpstarted. Is bellypain sometimes normal?
Not normal: Occasional abdominal pains do happen, but you need evaluation by physician to rule out serious conditions. ...Read more
Can a calcified fibroid be removed by hysteroscopic myomectmy? Is it harder to remove then a regular fibroid?
Yes it can: A calcified fibroid can be more dense and hard than other fibroids. If the fibroid is inside the lining of the uterus then a hysteroscopic myomectomy is possible. There is a great procedure called myosure which makes this a fairly easy procedure in experienced hands. In this picture c and d would be perfect for a myosure. ...Read more
Uterine fibroids: Depends. Many women have uterine fibroids and continue to go about their business seemingly unaffected. Are you having any symptoms such as excessive bleeding, incomplete emptying of stool and/or urine, lower backache? If you are indeed having symptoms then you need to decide if surgery is worth getting rid of these symptoms. Need to monitor the size of the fibroid with every 2year ultrasounds. ...Read more
Is it possible to have fibroids removed surgically, and give birth vaginally without complications?
How big or how small shld the fibroids be in order to be removed by/or perform hysteroscpic myomectomy? And how many fibroids shld one have 3 or 4?
I assume you mean: Myosure resection, what did your gyn say, usually u do not want to remove larger than 3-4 cm, obviously there are experts who could possibly remove larger ones but those should be done in hospital that has all of the necessary facilities, I do myosure in the office but only on smaller ones no more than 3-4 cm and no more than 3-4 at one time will I do in office but please discuss with your gyn. ...Read more
I just had a fibroid removed that was the size of my uterus. How common is it for the fibroid to return?
Fairly common: The fibroid you had removed will not come back, but you may have other small fibroids that were not removed at the time of surgery. The chance of needing another operation - either removal of fibroids (myomectomy) or hysterectomy - in the future is around 15 to 45%. Fibroids stop growing when your periods stop (menopause) around age 51 on average. ...Read more
I have a 2.9cm fibroid in my uterus and on in my boob and a 2.1cm complex cyst on my ovarie. I am lossing weight and repeat UTIs. What can this be?
Some women have fibroids removed with the specific goal of improving their fertility. In some patients with small numbers of fibroids in good locations, this works well.
Women who have lots and lots of fibroids probably have only modest chances of improving their fertility by having the fibroids removed. ...Read more
Fibroids: I suppose this would depend on the size and location of the fibroid. It would have to be extremely large. Typically fibroids grow over months to years. If this appetite change is sudden it is likely caused by other more common things. An Obgyn can help evaluate your fibroid and offer options. ...Read more
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 more
I have fibroid and my tommy is getting bigger and bigger everyday. And I have put on a lot of weight. What should I do.
Weight gain: You need to see a gyn, be examined and have an ultrasound (us) of your uterus ordered. If you do have a fibroid there that is large, you can opt to have it surgically removed, if you want no more children, or have it embolized by a radiologist to cut off its blood flow. If there is no fibroid present, you will need to have an abdominal us to see if you have fluid in your abdomen, ascites. ...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
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