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How do I tell if I have uterine fibroids?

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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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 the common symptoms of uterine fibroids?

What are the common symptoms of uterine fibroids?

Bleeding, cramping: Uterine fibroids are benign growths in the uterus that can cause heavier, longer menstrual periods. Increased cramping with periods is also a symptom of fibroids. They can also cause pressure and heaviness in the pelvis, as well as pain with sex. ...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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Can you provide me with common of symptoms of uterine fibroids?

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. ...Read more

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How big can a uterine fibroid get and what kind of symptoms do you have?

How big can a uterine fibroid get and what kind of symptoms do you have?

There isn't a limit: Fibroids can get to be as large as basketballs or bigger, but usually they start to cause symptoms by this time, and removal may be recommended. Usually the symptoms are changes in bowel or bladder habits, irregular menstrual bleeding, pressure in the pelvis or abdomen, and rarely; pain. ...Read more

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What causes Uterine fibroids?

What causes Uterine fibroids?

Nobody knows.: Uterine fibroids are benign growths of the uterus, but rarely they can turn into malignant tumors (sarcoma!) Nobody knows the cause of any tumors including fibroids. ...Read more

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Can uterine fibroids affect sex?

No: They are fibrous masses that take up space in your uterus, can cause excessive uterine bleeding, but do not affect sex. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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