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Would Eating Clay Soil Cause Fibroids
Can a fibroid 5.3cm cause a heavy clear discharge close to period enough to soil underwear when it happens? Also I'm on minigynon pill
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
Can eating foods with vinegar cause large fibroids to grow larger? Also, are eggs estrogen respetors or or can they cause your estrogen to go up? Thx
I've fibroids, is eating edamame (soy beans) good or they will cause fibroids to grow large since theory are photo estrogen which mimic estrogen? Help
Unless you eat: Ton of edamame -it will not make the fibroids grow if you have symptomatic fibroids you need to discuss with your OB the various options to treat them. ...Read more
What can cause pressure/cramping in pelvic area especially after eating? Gi problems, kidney stones, fibroids, endometriosis or herniated discs
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. ...Read more
Quite possible: When periods become irregular, it may be a change in your hormones or a change in the physical configuration of your uterus, which might be fibroids or a polyp. A sonohysterogram is an ultrasound with fluid in the uterus that can help determine if there are polyps or fibroids in the cavity. ...Read more
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
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. ...Read more
No: Too small a size to cause those symptoms ...Read more
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 ABDOMINAL/PELVIC US. THIS WILL ALSO VISUALIZE FIBROIDS. IF SX ACUTELY WORSEN SEEK ER EVALUATION. THE SHRINKING FIBROID PAIN USUALLY IS NOT AS SEVERE AND LESSENS WITH TIME. APPENDICITIS PAIN USUALLY WORSENS, NECESSITATING SURGERY. ...Read more
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
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 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. ...Read more
Dumb luck: Maybe a quarter of women of reproductive age have fibroids in the uterus that cause more or less trouble. There are a variety of ways to handle these nowadays, some letting you keep your uterus if that is your desire. ...Read more