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Hi, am 27yrs old, with one child, it was recently discovered that I have exophytic fundal fibroid, measuring 20.5cm, with mild symptom. can you please?

Hi, am 27yrs old, with one child, it was recently discovered that I have exophytic fundal fibroid, measuring 20.5cm, with mild symptom. can you please?

Fibroid: The size of a fibroid is one factor that determines if a fibroid needs treated and a 20cm fibroid is sizeable. However what are your symptoms? That would determine what type of treatment if any is right for you.

Dr. Qamar Khan
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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


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What are some symptom of fibroid which makes doctor choose surgery?

What are some symptom of fibroid which makes doctor choose surgery?

Uterine Fibroids: Surgery is a reasonable treatment option when: Heavy uterine bleeding and/or anemia has continued after several months of therapy with birth control hormones and a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Fibroids grow after menopause. The uterus is misshapen by fibroids and you have had repeat miscarriages or trouble getting pregnant. Fibroid pain or pressure affects your quality of life.

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Hv submucus fibroid ,used to bleed heavily,spoted/bled a lot in btwn period but vit D3 hv reduced symptom drasticaly,can it shrink fibroid parmanently?

Hv submucus fibroid ,used to bleed heavily,spoted/bled a lot in btwn period but vit D3 hv reduced symptom drasticaly,can it shrink fibroid parmanently?

No: No, most medications to shrink fibroids last only as long as the medication is being taken. Surgical removal works permanently for that given fibroid, but fibroids are notorious for recurring even after myomectomy.(fibroid only surgery not hysterectomy).

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What is an endometrial mass? Fibroid or polyp? Bad? Have spotting between period too. Is this symptom?

What is an endometrial mass? Fibroid or polyp?  Bad?  Have spotting between period too. Is this symptom?

Spotting with either: Hi Lexa, An endometrial mass is any structure seen in the uterine cavity. A fibroid is a growth from the uterine muscle. This is covered by the lining cells of the uterus. A polyp is a growth of the lining cells of the uterus not associated with the muscle layer of the uterus. This is not a dangerous finding but one that is easily treated. The spotting that you experienced is a common symptom

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My partner says he feels a lump at the end of vaginal canal. No pain even with sex. Abdominal hysterectomy 1981due to large fibroids. No other symptom?

My partner says he feels a lump at the end of vaginal canal. No pain even with sex. Abdominal hysterectomy 1981due to large fibroids. No other symptom?

Vaginal lump: Hello. At the "end" of the vagina is the cervix or the opening of the uterus. With the hysterectomy, the cervix is usually left as long as it appears within normal limits and the uterus is free of any suspicion of cancer. See your obgyn for confirmation.

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I don't have any symptom of PCOS/Fibroids,i never ever had sexual conact, can breakthrough bleeding last to 7-10 days due to ovulation or constipation?

I don't have any symptom of PCOS/Fibroids,i never ever had sexual conact, can breakthrough bleeding last to 7-10 days due to ovulation or constipation?

Creighton fertility : Check out creighton fertility care charting... You will be able to use this charting to have a Napro technology trained doc look into your bleeding and search for a cause... And possibly treat !

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Ultrasound showed I have enlarged uterus with 12 mm lining. I have no fibroids. Period is due soon. Could enlarged uterus mean early pregnancy symptom?

Ultrasound showed I have enlarged uterus with 12 mm lining. I have no fibroids. Period is due soon. Could enlarged uterus mean early pregnancy symptom?

Probably not: An "enlarged uterus with a 12 mm lining" is not likely to "mean early pregnancy". A blood betaHCG / pregnancy test is much more reliable and accurate.

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What are symptoms of fibroids?

What are symptoms of fibroids?

Varies: About half of women with fibroids have no symptoms. The most common symptoms form fibroids is heavy menstrual bleeding - flow heavier and/or longer and often with clots. If the fibroids enlarge the uterus it can push on other structures and cause urinary frequency, discomfort with sex, constipation, and/or back pain. In some women fibroids can interfere with fertility.

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What are typical symptoms of fibroids?

Multiple symptoms: Fibroids can present with heavy painful cycles, irregular period, presence of a mass, urinary frequency amongst others. Sometime fibroids can be asymptomatic and diagnosed only during an exam or ultrasound.

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What are the most common symptoms of fibroids?

Nothing: Most people that have fibroids have no symptoms and may not even know they have them. Patients that are symptomatic usually have a change in there bleeding--usually heavier and longer or an increase in pain.

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What kinds of symptoms do fibroids commonly cause?

Pain and/or Bleeding: Depending on the size and location, fibroids can cause heavy or painful periods, pelvic pain or pressure/bloating, changes in urination or bowel movements, miscarriages or infertility. Fibroids are very common and many women have small fibroids that do not cause any symptoms at all.

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Do fibroids cause pain? What are the symptoms of fibroids?

Yes they can: Fibroids are hard tumors and cause symptoms based on their location in the uterus. They are most common cause of heavy menstrual bleeding due to ones located along the lining of the uterus. They also can press on pelvic nerves to cause pain in the pelvis but also can feel it back hips buttocks or down the legs. They also often cause increase urinary frequency from pressing on bladder.

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Can fibroid shrinking cause acute pain, appendicitis symptoms ?

Can fibroid shrinking cause acute pain, appendicitis symptoms ?

R/O APPENDICITIS : Appendicitis pain usually starts around the umbilicus then in a 24-48hr window settles in the RLQ. You need an EXAM/LABS. Also ANDOMINAL/PELVIC US. THIS WILL ALSO VISUALIZE FIBROIDS. IF SX WORSEN ACUTELY WORSEN SEEK ER EVLAIATION.

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Should fibroid be removed? I have had a large fibroid for 10 + years which i didn't have removed because it didn't cause symptoms.It has stabilized since going through menopause 2 years ago. Does it have to be removed?

Asymptomatic : Asymptomatic fibroids do not need surgery with few exceptions. 1. Growing after menopause. Remove because of risk of sarcoma. Sarcomas are very rare and grow rapidly. Pre-existing fibroids do not develop into sarcoma. 2. Blockage of the kidneys. This can occur without symptoms, and is detected by ultrasound of the kidneys, which can easily be done during pelvic ultrasound. 3. Blockage of blood low from the legs, usually if not always a symptom, since one leg will swell. 4. Patients at risk of ovarian cancer when the ovaries cannot be palpated on exam or seen on ultrasound. This is a soft call since it is not clear that pelvic exam or ultrasound detects ovarian cancer without symptoms, but I have saved a few women from advanced cancer by sticking to this rule.

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Pregnant or symptoms of fibroids?

Pregnant or symptoms of fibroids?

Pelvic bloating: Both fibroids and pregnancy can cause bloating and fullness in the pelvis. However, fibroids will not make a pregnancy test turn positive. I suggest taking a pregnancy test. If the fibroids are large, consider surgery to have them removed.

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What are the symptoms of fibroids in uterus?

Bleeding and pain: Most fibroids that cause symptoms do so via abnormal bleeding patterns (heavy, irregular) or bulk pressure symptoms due to their shear size (i.e. Pressure on bladder or bowel).

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Can a 1cm fibroid cause symptoms?

Unlikely: Anyone can get a uterine fibroid, which is an overgrowth of muscle cells in the shape of a ball. Like moles on the skin, they come in different sizes/shapes; RARELY cancerous. You only need surgery if you have symptoms like pain/pressure/incontinence/bleeding/bloating. Size/location don't matter. Lupron (leuprolide) or embolization are ways to control w/out surgery. US follow up is very important.

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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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


Dr. John Lipman
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Uterine Fibroids (Definition)

Abnormal growths that develop in or on a woman’s uterus. It is unclear why fibroids develop, but hormones and family history may influence their formation. Approximately 70% to 80% of women aged 50 ...Read more