Can Fibroids Turn Cancerous?
If you are wondering “can fibroids turn cancerous” then you should be aware that most experts state that fibroids cannot turn cancerous, cause cancer and are not cancerous in themselves. However, some doctors believe that abnormal fast cell growth (such as the type which causes fibroids) can be a precursor to cancer and will sometimes recommend removal or even a hysterectomy where large fibroids are concerned.
Cancers can begin anywhere in the body and it is vital that you ensure that what your doctor considers a benign fibroid, is just that. Also, on the other side of the coin, if your doctor is recommending what some would see as drastic action, such as the removal of the uterus and ovaries, you will also want to ensure that this is necessary.
Several studies have indicated that less than one percent of hysterectomies performed due to the potential risk of cancer actually were performed in patients who did have the condition. This could suggest that there are thousands of unnecessary hysterectomies being performed each year. Indeed, although many wonder “can fibroids turn cancerous” the truth is that most cancers in the reproductive area fall within one of four categories:-
* Cervical Cancer
* Endometrial Carcinoma
* Ovarian Cancer
* Vaginal Cancer
Of course, it is perfectly natural to be concerned when you are aware of a growing mass within your uterus although once this has been confirmed as benign, and you know that the fibroids can’t turn cancerous then surgery is not normally recommended. One of the reasons for this is that if the root causes of the fibroids remain, then they are likely to regrow, rendering the surgery useless. If you are looking for a way to manage your fibroids, you may like to consider natural treatment. This can help to eliminate symptoms and bring about shrinkage of the mass itself.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Do you think these are symptoms of fibroids or endometriosis?
I have an appointment to see a gynocologist next month, but I’m curious if anyone else can relate to these symptoms.
I experience sharp stabbing pains where one ovary is located, also deep in the vagina, and in the rectum (happens between ovulation and menstruation). These pains last anywhere from 10 seconds to 5 minutes and are debilitating, but go away as quickly as they appear.
I also experience a dull, aching pain (not severe, just uncomfortable) inside the vagina, mainly on one side (before and during menstruation).
I’ve had these symptoms on and off for about 2 years. Doctors before have mostly dismissed it for “cramps.”
I’m in my mid-30′s.
Any input / personal experiences are greatly appreciated.
Hi. I had a hysterectomy at the age of 34 because of 6 fibroids and severe endometriosis. I experienced the exact kind of pains that you have described. I had them for 2 years before i could convince a doctor that something was very wrong with me. Finally i had to have surgery ( that’s the only sure way to diagnose endometriosis and fibroids ). By that time, it was so bad, because nobody listened to me for 2 years, that i had to have a hysterectomy. It was a relief to finally be out of pain after so long. Don’t let the doctors dismiss your symptoms if you feel there is something wrong. I knew, but i wasn’t persistant enough, and let them blow me off for years. Your pains could be caused by a number of female problems, so it’s best to get a good doctor who will take you seriously, and listen to what you tell them. Good luck. I hope you feel better soon
What are the symptoms of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome?
I feel this certain kind of pain on my left side when i ovulate. I just had a Myomectomy( fibroids) in November and i was feeling such pains b4 then. I thot it would stop after the surgery.My Gynae checked during the surgery and he said my tubes & ovaries are fine.
Gabbie gave a great list of the symptoms. Most women only experience a few of the symptoms – I’ve never heard of a woman who has all of them. I was diagnosed primarily because of irregular periods and acne – I don’t have the common symptoms (weight gain/inability to lose weight, insulin resistance/diabetes). The only way to be absolutely positive is through an ultrasound looking for the cysts. If your doctor checked during your surgery, you’re fine.
Pain during ovulation on one side or the other is pretty common. It may indicate which side the egg is being released – you may release predominantly on the left side.
Problem with my ovaries? Now getting worried. Cancer or Cyst?
Whilst I have a fairly good understanding of medical issues, I’m struggling to understand this one. I hope somewhere out there, one of you may be able to help me with info. I am in my 40′s. I had a hysterectomy due to bad fibroids when I was in my early 30′s. They left both ovaries, (well at least one) and my cervix. I have no children.
The last few weeks, I have CONSTANT heavy pain in the ovary area. It’s like bad period pain and includes sudden needle-sharp pains too. After sex, it gets worse…so that’s not encouraging! I also need to wee more, but there’s no pain associated with that. I am also really tired which is unlike me, have lost weight…I am only small anyway. There is no history of Cancer in the family.
When I had my abdominal Hysterectomy, four weeks later, I was admitted with blood-poisoning and had to have another (vaginal, so ‘inside’ the second time) operation to drain an abcess that had formed on my bladder, so kind of had 2 Hysterectomies in 5 weeks. Soon got better after that though and haven’t had any problems till recently.
What I’m hoping to find out. Are my symptoms an Ovarian Cyst, or Cancer? The Doctor said I look too well for Cancer, which I thought a little stupid and uncaring.
Obviously, I have visited the Doctor and am due for some tests within the next 3 weeks. This seems a long way away right now and I’m not sleeping well as I’m so worried. I love my life and really don’t want it to be cancer. Oh and by the way, I refuse conventional HRT, I take a herbal alternative which does work well.
I think your doctor is just trying to make you feel better. But you really need an MRI, ultrasound and blood work _ CA 125. Your symptoms could be an ovarian cyst, cancer, or a bladder problem. There is no easy route. Do step by step elimination until they discover what the problem is. Hang in there. When I had breast cancer, I had to go thru a battery of tests to see if I could withstand surgery and chemotherapy – they had to see if my heart was strong enough, had the cancer spread to my lungs or chest. Everything involved an x-ray, or dye injection or some other test. Just don’t miss any appts and good luck!!
***Is there a chance of Fibroids at 23?
Last year I had an abortion. Not only was it a very difficult time but since then I started to get very bad pains in my right ovary. I was admitted into hospital last year with an apparent ruptured ovary although the doctor never did any further examination just gave me pain killers with morphine and sent me home. It continued on and off after that and now my symptoms are as below:
pain in abdomen particulary right side
pain during periods
pain now continues into the thigh/leg sometimes
always need to urinate
problems passing urine
Now ive got an ultasound coming up but its not till another 4 weeks so in the mean time im trying to get as much information as I can.
Any ideas guys what it can be? I know its highly unlikely to be ovarian cancer at 23 so I’m wondering if its fibroids?
Thanks for the replies!
Some confusing symptoms – caused by mini pill?
I have been on the combined pill and stopped that due to abdominal pain. I tried the patch and that made it worse. I applied the patch on 7 june and took it off on 12 june. I have a withdrawal bleed caused from quitting it mid pack on 15th june and that lasted until 20 june. That whole time i did not have sex. An ultrasound confirmed i have no cysts, fibroids or endometriosis and i also had a pregnancy test which was negative.
After my period on 15th – 20th june i had spotting on 21st and also started my mini pill that evening. I had unprotected sex on both 21st and 22nd june (my mini pill would not have been effective, which my doctor did not explain.)
Surely i couldnt have ovulated? It was only 7-8 days after my period began.
For the last 3 days since i “did the deed” i have had an increase in headaches, nausea and last night and today i have got a stretching/pulling feeling on the right where my ovary is. I do not have an appendix. It is worse when i move but i could not have pulled a muscle or anything.
I thought about ovulation pains but it is too early. Also its very unlikely i am pregnant and the symptoms would be way too soon, but i cannot find any info on the mini pill to suggest it may cause ovary pain unless there are cysts which i havent got!
As well as that i feel very very tired and drained even though for the first time in years i am sleeping the whole night without waking up during! I feel even more tired than i used to when i woke up 3 times in the night!! I generally dont feel right…..
go to your doctor and tell them all the symptoms, they will advise you to what it is. to me it sounds likea mixture of the symptons of the mini pill ontop of something else. just check with your doctor, there is no harm in it