Uterine Fibroid

A noncancerous growth in the uterus commonly seen during childbearing age is called a uterine fibroid or leiomyomas or myomas. Some of the common symptoms of a uterine fibroid are heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, frequent urination, constipation, and back pain.

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How quickly should surgery be done for uterine fibroid?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 46 and a mother of three children. I have been diagnosed with multiple fibroids a few in the anterior wall intramural and a few on the posterior wall and a bulky 134 x 74 x 87 mm uterus. The endometrium is displaced posteriorly. The symptom is mainly heavy menstrual bleeding that las...  Read Full »


Dr. Abiodun A

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are having symptomatic uterine fibroid. Since it is symptomatic and you have had children, then the best for you is to go for a hysterectomy. This will make you to have peace of mind. If you do not get surgery, then there is a tendency of recurrent heavy menstrua...  Read Full »

I had an abortion seven months back. Why do I still have black colored periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an abortion seven months back. I have been having black colored periods bleeding from the last three months. The bleeding is black on all the days of the periods.  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? That is quite a short history. Having black or altered blood in the first few months after abortion is common. We have to rule out the following possibilities. Get a pelvic scan to rule out any endometrial polyps or any uterine masses or any endometr...  Read Full »

Do fibroids continue to shrink after six months of UFE?

Query: Hi there, Presently, I am a very anxious lady, who has just turned 50 years in perimenopause. I have a severe phobia of menstrual blood loss and dread having heavy loss, in fact most things about periods upset me, where I just wish to avoid them. Last year, I had UFE for one intramural fibroid, and...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, How are you doing? You have having the right treatment for fibroid but I don't think you have been fully explained about the procedure and what to expect. Let me give you few facts. First of all, you are absolutely healthy and will lead a normal life. You are 49 yrs old & will be entering ...  Read Full »

What is the normal endometrial thickness for my mother?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother, who is 50 years, has been complaining of painful uterine contractions. We took her to the doctor and she prescribed Urispas tablets. Also, told us to follow up once her period finishes as her endometrium thickness was abnormal. We did the follow up and I have attached the USG r...  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your mother's reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and gone through her history. In my opinion her USG is fine and showing some small fibroids. The symptoms that she is facing could be due to urinary tract infection or cystitis (inflammatio...  Read Full »

Please advise regarding my uterine fibroids.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 41 years old. I had two full term normal delivery. I do not have any menstrual problem. My cycle is regular for 28 days with three to four days of bleeding. My last menstrual period was on the 5th of this month. I have been having lower back pain and groin pain for the last 10 days. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Megha Tuli Gupta

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The fibroids can cause lower back pain and groin pain, especially around the time of period. However, if you do not have menstrual problems due to it, then no need for treatment. Usually, mild painkiller can be used for the pain at present along with simple home reme...  Read Full »

How to control my spotting?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been spotting for a month. Due to lockdown, I could not visit any doctor. Upon advice of my gynecologist, I started Pause 500 thrice daily for three days. Initially, the spotting reduced but since today again, there is an increase in the bleeding. Please advise.  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Few more history points on previous cycles, any other scan or blood tests or pap smear, body weight and height would have been helpful. Expecting all these to be normal. At this age either your hormone balance is disturbed, as egg count is reducing and support to the ...  Read Full »

What is the best method to remove fibroids?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 39 year old unmarried female. I am having multiple fibroids. I would like to know the treatment for this disease. I am having pain and heavy bleeding during menses. Is there any medication through which fibroids can be eliminated? Or should I undergo any surgery? Can it be done th...  Read Full »


Dr. Prerna Gupta

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I understood that you have multiple fibroids, mainly intramural and subserosal and a submucosal one that is inside the cavity. All the other fibroids can be shrunken with medicines, but not the submucosal ...  Read Full »

What can cause sudden excruciating lower abdomen pain?

Query: Hi doctor, My problems began three days ago. Suddenly I felt dizzy and had trouble keeping my balance. My vision started to swim and everything turned yellow. I tried sitting down for a bit and standing up several times, my friend got concerned once he realized I was not over reacting. I suddenly f...  Read Full »


Dr. Sweta Singh

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are right to be concerned. From your symptoms, it could be a couple of things. If you are sexually active or have had unprotected sex in the recent past it is quite likely that you may be having an ectopic that is tubal or even uterine pregnancy. The tubal ectopic pre...  Read Full »

Is Combiflam recommended for abdominal pain and fever due to uterine fibroid?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 50 years old. I have a fibroid problem for the last two years. This month after periods, I have severe abdominal pain and fever also. I am suffering for the past two days and I manage the pain with Combiflam. Please tell me how much doses I want to take a day and how long can ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can take Combiflam (Ibuprofen) tablets after food maximum up to three times a day. But however, I would like to point out that the fever and pain may not be because of your fibroid problem because you have been diagnosed with the problem long back. We have to fin...  Read Full »

Is it normal to get severe bleeding while resuming regular menstrual cycle after delivery?

Query: Hello doctor, I had normal vaginal delivery 10 months ago and breastfeeding my baby. Since then I did not have my periods. But yesterday, around 10 PM I felt some brown stains, but I started worrying when I saw the flow as it is really heavy. I used three pads in three hours and that too there were...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. While a woman is breastfeeding post-delivery, menstrual cycles usually do not resume until 6-12 months, and it will vary from person to person. This is like a natural birth control devices by nature to prevent subsequent pregnancies at a shorter interval. But however...  Read Full »

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