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Dr. Chad Levitt
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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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Does eating popcorn cause fibroids to grow larger?

Does eating popcorn cause fibroids to grow larger?

No: I've actually never heard this one. Fibroids are estrogen dependent and grow in response to increased estrogen exposure. ...Read more

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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

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

Haven't heard of it: Eating foods containing vinegar does not cause one's fibroids to enlarge. Eating eggs does not cause one's body to increase its estrogen production. ...Read more

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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

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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. ...Read more

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What causes fibroids?

Not known...: ...., but genetic factors and hormone status plays a part. ...Read more

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What causes fibroid tumors?

No one knows: While no one knows what causes fibroid tumors, they do grow with hormonal stimulation (i.e. estrogen, progesterone). That's why they often grow during pregnancy and why they tend not to be an issue for women in menopause. ...Read more

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What causes fibroids to grow?

Estrogen: Fibroids grow when exposed to naturally occuring estrogen. Since estrogen levels "swing" to higher highs and lower lows as a woman gets into her mid 30's and 40's, fibroids tend to grow and cause symptoms at these ages. ...Read more

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Does fibroid cause menstrual irregularity?

Does fibroid cause menstrual irregularity?

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

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Is it possible that abortion cause fibroid?

Yes: Fibroids that invade the uterine cavity can cause problems with implantation. Fibroids can also enlarge into the cavity and cause an abortion. ...Read more

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What causes fibroids and how can it be treated?

What causes fibroids and how can it be treated?

Estrogen ; genetics: Fibroids are benign, estrogen-mediated tumors. Some need no treatment if not causing problems. Treatment options include ufe (fibroid embolization), hysterectomy, endoscopic excision. You should discuss the options with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 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

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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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Can taking too much plan B cause fibroid to grow? I took 10 plan B in the past. I have stopped taking it. But I am worried about my future.

Not related: Taking Plan B will not affect the uterine fibroid. If you're taking Plan B 10 times though you clearly need a better birth control plan. There are many available options. Schedule a visit with your doctor to discuss and find something that you like ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can abortion cause fibroids?

Can abortion cause fibroids?

Fibroids: Abortion does not cause the formation of fibroids. Fibroids can cause an abortion depending where they are located. Fibroids are excessive proliferation of smooth muscles in your uterus. ...Read more

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Does endometriosis cause fibroids?

Does endometriosis cause fibroids?

No: These are completely different entities.
Both may cause infertility and pain and irregular periods, but there is no relationship between these 2. ...Read more

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What causes fibroid tumor which includes a prolased uterusbladder and rectum?

What causes fibroid tumor which includes a prolased uterusbladder and rectum?

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

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Do fibroids cause cancer?

Do fibroids cause cancer?

Not typically: There can be fibroids that have cancerous changes in them called sarcomas (muscle tumors - the uterus is a smooth muscle) that can be a very aggressive cancer. These are usually associated with rapidly growing fibroid tumors. Speak to your gynecologist to learn more. ...Read more

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Can fibroids cause infertility?

Can fibroids cause infertility?

Yes.: Yes, especially if they are very large growing inside of the uterine wall, or growing in the endometrial lining. Surgical removal is usually quite successful. Remember though only 10-15% of all fibroids cause infertility. ...Read more

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Can tamoxifen cause polyps and fibroids?

Hyperplasia: Tamoxifen may stimulate the endometrium to the point of inducing an overgrowth of the lining called hyperplasia. Hyperplasia may lead to endometrial cancer. Tamoxifen is not responsible or cause fibroids or polyps. ...Read more

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Can fibroid tumors cause anemia?

Fibroids: Yes, fibroid tumors very commonly cause heavy bleeding and anemia, which can be offset by taking iron and folic acid. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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