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I have 10 day period and constant spotting. Tests done:pap;ovary/uterus;std;endometrial;thyroid. Found only 2 tiny uterine fibroids ...Any thoughts?

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Dr. Wendy Askew
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Hormonal issue

Unless the fibroids are growing inside the cavity of the uterus (affecting the lining) they are not likely the cause of this.
You should talk to a gyn about other causes. Heavy periods can be due to a patient's hormonal milieu. Pts who are overweight, or in their 40s+ can have changing proportions of estrogen and Progesterone that can cause heavy/irreg periods, also need to check for polyps/precan.

In brief: Hormonal issue

Unless the fibroids are growing inside the cavity of the uterus (affecting the lining) they are not likely the cause of this.
You should talk to a gyn about other causes. Heavy periods can be due to a patient's hormonal milieu. Pts who are overweight, or in their 40s+ can have changing proportions of estrogen and Progesterone that can cause heavy/irreg periods, also need to check for polyps/precan.
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Dr. D Elan Simckes
Fertility Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Bleeding

Have you had a hysteroscopy? Even two small fibroids if positioned in the uterine cavity can give you constant bleeding.

In brief: Bleeding

Have you had a hysteroscopy? Even two small fibroids if positioned in the uterine cavity can give you constant bleeding.
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Dr. Neil Halin
Radiology - Interventional

In brief: We would order an MR

To evaluate the fibroids, their size and their location.
We also look at their viability (are they alive or dying) and if they are viable, uterine fibroid embolization (ufe) might be an option. Look at www.Ask4ufe.Com.

In brief: We would order an MR

To evaluate the fibroids, their size and their location.
We also look at their viability (are they alive or dying) and if they are viable, uterine fibroid embolization (ufe) might be an option. Look at www.Ask4ufe.Com.
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