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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. Hirenkumar Italia
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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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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

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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!

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!

As with all...: ...Natural supplements, testing for effectiveness and side effects is not required and is very rarely done, so the answer is, as with all such products, nobody knows. ...Read more

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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

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I have a fibroid the size of a pingpong ball is that considered big enough to have removed if its causing pain?

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

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I am 31yrs old and I have fibroids in my uteris how can I have them removed?

I am 31yrs old and I have fibroids in my uteris how can I have them removed?

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

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Can you have oral sex after having a vaginal fibroid removed, if yes how long do you have to wait?

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

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Is surgery the only way to remove fibroids? Is there any danger if one decides not to have it removed

Other options: Surgery isn't the only way to get rid of fibroids. Uterine Artery embolization is an option as is magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound. These procedures are done at major hospitals for women who don't want hysterectomies. Best wishes! ...Read more

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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

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

Will shrink: 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.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can a calcified fibroid be removed by hysteroscopic myomectmy? Is it harder to remove then a regular fibroid?

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

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Can I have fibroids removed through laparoscopic surgery?

Can I have fibroids removed through laparoscopic surgery?

Absolutely: Fibroids can be removed via laparoscopically, with robotic-assist, or through an open incision. However, this is a skill that only the top gyne laparoscopists possess. Do your research before signing up for this procedure. ...Read more

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I have a left posterior uterine body fibroid measuring 6.0 x 6.9 x 6.2 Do I need it removed? D

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

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Is it possible to have fibroids removed surgically, and give birth vaginally without complications?

Yes: The ability to have a vaginal birth after surgery for a fibroid (myomectomy), depends on the size and location of the fibroid that is removed, discuss this with your doctor before surgery. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have my fibroids removed about four weeks ago is it OK that I lay on my stomach?

I have my fibroids removed about four weeks ago is it OK that I lay on my stomach?

Call your surgeon: It is probably OK, being four weeks out, but you should consultyour surgeon whenever you have questions about the surgery itself or its recovery. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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


Dr. Ira Friedlander
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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