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Doctor insights on: Will Losing Weight Help Fibroids

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing 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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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

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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 the pain or the pressure, of a fibroid cause you to lose your appetite?

Can the pain or the pressure, of a fibroid cause you to lose your appetite?

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

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How to reduce weight after fibroid surgery?

How to reduce weight after fibroid surgery?

Cut calories: To lose weight , you have to cut calories and avoid eating specific foods that are known to interfere with weight loss. Fructose and hight fructose corn syrup are big offenders. Some people have wheat or dairy intolerance and they need to avoid these item from the diet. There is not magic pill to weight loss. Appetite control can be gotten with neurotransmitter balance. www.neurosciencemyths.com. ...Read more

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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

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I 've gained weight .Could this be due to fibroids ? I used to be 120 pounds and now 150.I am a health eater but can't seem to bring the weight down.

Not due to Fibroids: Fibroids are growths commonly found in the uterus. While they can become large over time they seldom make the uterus weigh more than a few pounds. A 5 lb uterus would be really really big.I would look for other causes of the 30 lb weight gain. ...Read more

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I'm going through menopause will the fibroids shrink and do menopause cause you to gain weight or your stomach to bloat how long will I go through it?

I'm going through menopause will the fibroids shrink and do menopause cause you to gain weight or your stomach to bloat how long will I go through it?

Fibroids will shrink: The fibroids will shrink over time if you do not use hormones. Menopause is forever but the symptoms are variable. A healthy lifestyle will help reduce bloating and weight gain. ...Read more

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Experiencing incontinence but never had a baby. Had myomectomy recently to remove fibroids but still have issues. I do light weight lifting. Cause??

Experiencing incontinence but never had a baby. Had myomectomy recently to remove fibroids but still have issues. I do light weight lifting. Cause??

Many possibilities: Urinary incontinence could be due to pelvic floor weakness, medications, bladder infection, chronic illness, back injury, or from mass effect from an enlarged uterus. Stress incontinence is one type of incontinence that is caused by injury to or weakness in the pelvic floor; this is most commonly caused by child birth but a long history of weight lifting could do this as well. ...Read more

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. John Lipman
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Uterine Fibroids (Definition)

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