Fibroid uterus is the presence of noncancerous fibrous growth in the uterus. This growth can be as small as a seed or can be big enough to alter the size of the uterus. It results in symptoms like heavy menstrual bleeding, constipation, pelvic pain, backaches, and frequent urination.
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My cycles have been quite erratic with bleeding, cramps, and fibroids since last year. Is surgery the only choice for treatment? Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor,I am 52 years old and in the menopause stage. I have suffered from moderate to severe bleeding for three days, along with cramps. Unbearable pain is present. I also have fibroids. Since last year, my periods have been very irregular. Is surgery the sole treatment option or is there medi... Read Full »
Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I read your query and can understand your concern.Surgery is always the best option if you have uterine fibroids and painful, heavy menstrual bleeding. Still, if you would prefer to try a medication first, I suggest a selective progesterone receptor modulator like Ulipri... Read Full »
I have two fibroids about 5 to 6 cm. Could that cause preterm labor?
Query: Hello doctor, I had preterm labor, and my baby was born at 27 weeks, but unfortunately, they had a brain bleed and passed away. I have two fibroids, about 5 to 6 cm. Could that cause preterm labor? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Preterm labor can be the result of many reasons like intrauterine infection, cervical incompetence, fetal anomalies, intrauterine growth restriction, high blood pressure, abnormal placentation, trauma, multiple pregnancies, maternal uterine anomaly, prelabour preterm ru... Read Full »
Kindly explain my vaginal swab culture reports.
Query: Hi doctor, I recently did a scan and do not know what it means. Please can you break it down word by word what the scan means so that I can get a better understanding to what it means. I will be looking forward from hearing from you. Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The scan reports show that there is no fluid or collection inside the uterus (cyesis) (attachment removed to protect patient identity), no adnexal mass that is no cyst be it endometriotic or ovarian or any fibroids (being tumors) from uterus. But, there is collection o... Read Full »
Will the uterine fibroids in me affect my pregnancy?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been recently married and pregnant for three months. I have had low BP and gastric problems before pregnancy. Recently, the doctor noticed a uterus fibroid of size 3.24 x 2.78 cm. Is it common to have such a big fibroid? Will it affect the growth of my baby in the womb? Kindly... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The uterine fibroid usually causes difficulty in the implantation of the embryo. The fibroid also increases in size during pregnancy under the influence of hormones. As you are three months pregnant, I think your pregnancy should continue ... Read Full »
Should I worry about a bulky uterus with an intramural fibroid?
Query: Hi doctor, My mom had headaches and backpain. So recently, my mom went for an ultrasound scan and was diagnosed with a bulky uterus. The size of her uterus is 83x41x61 mm, and they also found an intramural fibroid sized 57x33x38 mm. Could you please help me understand what exactly this means and is... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? Let me start by saying that it is nothing to worry. Let me explain. Fibroids or myomas are benign or non-malignant masses arising from the muscles fibers of the uterus, usually in women with not many children (1 or 2). These masses are like stones an... Read Full »
Can I take Kalarchikai to help reduce the size of the uterus and clear fibroids?
Query: Hi doctor,I have multiple fibroids. I just had an ultrasound. My uterus is enlarged.Can this Kalarchi Kaai help to reduce the size of the uterus and clear fibroids? How much do I consume per day and how long should I take? If I take this herb will I have heavy menses during my period?Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It would be better if you would send me your ultrasound report so I can guide you more. You have not mentioned your menstrual, gynecology, obstetrics, drugs, and medicine history. Your age is 46 years and it is very near to menopause. If you have been suffering from hea... Read Full »
How much does a 11 mm fibroid grow during pregnancy?
Query: Hello doctor, How much a one mm fibroid impinging the upper part of the uterine cavity can interfere with pregnancy? How much do 11 mm fibroids grow during pregnancy? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Fibroid impinging on the endometrial lining can result in difficult implantation or abortion. But if the fibroid is on the outer aspect of the uterus or muscular layer, then it will not have much effect. Do not worry. If you have any reports to share, please do s... Read Full »
Do we need to remove the uterus for a clot in it?
Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 45 years old. Two years before she had pain in her lower abdomen. We went to the doctor, and they said that there are many sores in the uterus, took a biopsy test and said there is nothing serious. After one year when she again had periods problem and pain in lower abdomen, t... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do not see any reason for you to worry and there is no need for any interference. Let me explain. Fibroid and adenomyosis, the two conditions mentioned in the report, never become malignant or cancerous (attachment removed to protect patient identity). What she has is... Read Full »
Scan shows endometrial polyp and post wall intramural fibroid. Please advice.
Query: Hi doctor, I am 37 years old female, anxious to conceive, with premature ovarian failure, and had my left ovary removed (for torsion). Recently, a scan found an endometrial polyp and post-wall intramural fibroid (4.9 cm) pushing the endometrium anteriorly. I request an opinion about the need for lap... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It would be nice to have a complete menstrual, medical, drug, and gynecology history of yours. In cases of infertility and recurrent miscarriages, myomectomy is considered a last resort treatment, either hysteroscopic resection or myomectomy. In the case of endometrium ... Read Full »
Transabdominal USG shows polycystic ovaries and hypoechoic fibroids. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor, I am 37 years old with two kids. I am 62 kg and 5 feet 4 inches tall. Nine months back, I had a transabdominal USG which showed polycystic ovaries (right ovary 11 mm and left ovary 7 mm). I always have periods of 2 to 3 days with cycle ranging from 30 to 40 days. I do not have heavy pe... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Since your periods are regular and there is no other period-related issue, there is nothing to worry about. Just an accidental finding of a fibroid and such tiny size is no worr... Read Full »