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Heavy uterine bleeding 3 weeks pelvic/transvaginal us hyperechoic uterine fundal myometrial focus may represent atypical fibroid or adenomyosis ?

Heavy uterine bleeding 3 weeks pelvic/transvaginal  us  hyperechoic uterine fundal myometrial focus may represent atypical fibroid or adenomyosis ?

Bleeding: Since its a focal area its more likely to be adenomyosis, which typically gets progressively worse as you age. However, you're also at the age when ovarian dysfunction often causes irregular, heavy and/or prolonged bleeding. You might be a good candidate for an endometrial ablation assuming you are done with having babies. ...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


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Can uterine fibroids and/or adenomyosis reoccur after having a hysterectomy?

Can uterine fibroids and/or adenomyosis reoccur after having a hysterectomy?

No, not really: Adenomyosis is when the lining cells of the uterus are located just deep to the lining (but still within the uterus). It can be thought of as endometriosis of the uterus. Hysterectomy would remove this. Almost all fibroids are in the uterus also and would be removed with hysterectomy, although there are fibroids on rare occasions outside the uterus which could be missed/reoccur but very rare. ...Read more

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Can endometrial polyp cause post menopausal bleeding and pelvic pain?

Can endometrial polyp cause post menopausal bleeding and pelvic pain?

yes, could be: Endometrial polyps are a common cause of post menopausal bleeding. Not so sure it would cause much pain. Fibroids are usually associated with pain and can also cause post menopausal bleeding. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Help please! could calcified uterine fibroids cause cancer?

Help please! could calcified uterine fibroids cause cancer?

Unlikely: But watch for increase in size in which case you need an experet gynecologist to advise you about required treatment. ...Read more

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What causes Uterine fibroids?

What causes Uterine fibroids?

Unknown: Fibroids are benign muscle tumors of the uterus. No one knows their cause. Like many tumors (ie: breast lumps) their cause is unknown. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with multiple uterine fibroids,the largest is 2cm. I suffer from intense abdominal pain 2 weeks before menses.Can small fibroids cause that?

Unlikely: Fibroids are very common and hardly ever cause pain. If one is really symptomatic like that it may not be a fibroid. Adenomyosis would be a consideration, cancer much much more rarely. With midcycle pain the first consideration would be ovulatory pain. ...Read more

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Endometriosis related to thick uterus lining even after menopause?

Endometriosis related to thick uterus lining even after menopause?

Unlikely: Endometriosis is related to estrogen. After menopause a woman's estrogen goes way down and endomtriosis isn't as painful. Thick lining of the uterus after menopause needs an endometrial biopsy to make sure no precancerous cells are growing. ...Read more

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How do I tell if I have uterine fibroids?

Assess your symptoms: More common symptoms of uterine fibroids are: bleeding between periods; heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia); menstrual periods that may last longer than normal; need to urinate more often; pelvic cramping or pain with periods; sensation of fullness or pressure in lower abdomen; pain during intercourse. Pelvic exam may be revealing. Pelvic imaging may be done. ...Read more

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What causes hematometra cervix stenosis post-menopausal? Pelvic pain. Ultrasound no thickening. No bleeding. Could it be estrogen deficiency? Worried

What causes hematometra cervix stenosis post-menopausal? Pelvic pain. Ultrasound no thickening. No bleeding. Could it be estrogen deficiency? Worried

Pelvic pain: If you have not already done so you must discuss this with your gynecologist. If you are still not satisfied you might seek a second opinion. Gynecologists know what they are doing - at least the ones with whom I interact. ...Read more

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Can a very large subserosal uterine fibroid cause dvt?

Yes: A large uterine fibroid can compress an iliac vein and cause dvt. It is fairly unusual, but certainly possible. ...Read more

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4 very early m/c. 3 intramural fibroids, largest 3.4cm. Can intramural fibroids smaller than 5cm cause very early recurrent miscarriages?

4 very early m/c. 3 intramural fibroids, largest 3.4cm. Can intramural fibroids smaller than 5cm cause very early recurrent miscarriages?

Yes: Yes, but only if they distort the endometrial cavity. A sonohysterogram or hsg could help figure this out, and if affecting the uterus a myomectomy is very effective restoring you anatomy and reducing your risk for miscarriage. ...Read more

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Can having a uterine fibroid cause irregular periods?

Yes: Fibroids may cause menstrual irregularities and abnormal bleeding. ...Read more

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How serious are the symptoms of a uterine fibroid?

Depends on symptoms: 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. ...Read more

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Very heavy periods and tremondous pain. A 4x5 CM fibroid in uterus.

Very heavy periods and tremondous pain.  A 4x5 CM fibroid in uterus.

Consider surgery: If the fibroid is causing heavy bleeding and pain, you may need a surgery to remove the fibroid or hormonal suppression using contraception in order to help with your current problem. What matters is where the fibroid is...is it in the wall? Is it inside the uterus? I'd be happy to talk to you more about what's going on via consultation. ...Read more

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Is uterine fibroid due to abortion?

Is uterine fibroid due to abortion?

No: Neither abortions nor miscarriages cause uterine fibroids. They are tumors of the smooth muscle of the uterus that develop in some women for unknown reasons. ...Read more

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Which of these types of ectopic pregnancy: tubal, ovarian, abdominal, uterine(outside uterine cavity but still in uterus) is most viable for birth?

Which of these types of ectopic pregnancy: tubal, ovarian, abdominal, uterine(outside uterine cavity but still in uterus) is most viable for birth?

None: They are all lethal to baby and mother. There are extremely rare cases of an abdominal pregnancy being viable, but these did not start out as ectopics but 'fell' out of a ruptured uterus. Ectopic is not viable, end of story. ...Read more

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What causes periumbilical pain & numbness 1 week post abdominal hysterectomy for very large fibroid?

Retractors: It is common to have numbness and pain at the site of your incision. If your incision is not near your umbilicus, then i would blame the retractor (a surgical instrument used to hold open the incision). The pain should resolve as you recover, the numbness may or may not. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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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