Pedunculated Fibroid Symptoms

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Do You Have A Fibroid Problem

When you first get diagnosed with something serious like uterine fibroids, fear and confusion can often take over and leave you feeling lost. But there is no need to feel that way, do a little research of your own and make a decision that you feel comfortable with. If you decide to take the traditional medical/surgical

Fibroids are enclosed in fibrous capsules attached to the wall of your womb and don’t spread to other parts of your body. More than one in three women have fibroids, but most of these women don’t ever get any symptoms. You can have one fibroid or many – the average number is between four and seven depending on your age.
Fibroids are named according to where they are found in your womb.

Types Of Fibroids

* Intramural fibroids grow within the muscular wall of the womb.

* Subserous fibroids grow from the outside wall of the womb into the pelvic cavity.

* Submucous fibroids grow from the inner wall of the womb into the space inside the womb.

* Pedunculated fibroids grow from the outside of your womb.

These fibroids are almost free of the wall of your womb and are only attached by a narrow stalk.
Fibroids range from the size of a pinhead to up to 20cm across.

Fibroids are non-cancerous growths of the womb (uterus).

They are also known as

* uterine myomas,
* fibromyomas or leiomyomas.

More than one in three women have fibroids, but most of these women don’t ever get any symptoms. Fibroids are enclosed in fibrous capsules attached to the wall of your womb and don’t spread to other parts of your body. You can have one fibroid or many – the average number is between four and seven depending on your age. Fibroids are named according to where they are found in your womb. Intramural fibroids grow within the muscular wall of the womb.

Subserous fibroids grow from the outside wall of the womb into the pelvic cavity. They can become very large.Submucous fibroids grow from the inner wall of the womb into the space inside the womb. Pedunculated fibroids grow from the outside of your womb. These fibroids are almost free of the wall of your womb and are only attached by a narrow stalk. Fibroids range from the size of a pinhead to up to 20cm across.

Fibroid growth is very slow and can be stimulated by hormones, especially oestrogen. A hormone is a chemical found naturally in your body. Fibroids tend to become smaller and reduce in number when oestrogen levels fall, such as after the menopause.

Symptoms

Fibroids don’t usually cause symptoms. However, you may get one or more of the symptoms listed below, often depending on where the fibroid is within your womb.

* Heavy periods, sometimes leading to anaemia, can occur in up to a third of all women with fibroids.

* Large fibroids can lead you to feeling some pain in your tummy (abdomen).

* If the fibroid(s) is pressing on your bladder, you may need to pass urine more often than normal.

* If the fibroid(s) is pressing on your rectum, it can cause constipation.

You can get severe pain if a fibroid growing on a stalk twists or if a fibroid outgrows its blood supply causing it to break down, but this is rare.

Diagnosis

As fibroids rarely have symptoms, they are often found during routine gynaecological (vaginal) examination. Your doctor may do the following tests to see if you have fibroids. An internal examination to check the size of your womb. An enlarged womb indicates that you may have fibroids. An ultrasound scan uses sound waves to produce an image of part of your body and can confirm if you have fibroids. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans use magnets and radio waves to produce images inside of your womb.

Causes

The reason why women get fibroids isn’t known. Although oestrogen seems to make the fibroids grow, it’s not thought to be responsible for their initial development.You are more likely to get fibroids if you:

* Are in your 30s or 40s
* Are overweight

* Are African-Caribbean – African-Caribbean women are three times more likely than white women to get fibroids

* Have no children or had your last child at a young age

* Have a family history of fibroids.

Treatment

If you don’t have any symptoms, or if they are only mild, you don’t need treatment.If you are getting symptoms, there is a range of treatments available. Your doctor will explain which is most suitable for you.

Medicines

There is no medicine that cures fibroids. However, hormone-based treatments can help relieve the symptoms.It is well worth considering all the medical treatment options for uterine fibroids before you decide on any course of action. Whilst new treatments for fibroids are coming along all the time I have put the main current medical treatment options here.
These usually include
* Hysterectomy,
* Myomectomy,
* Hysteroscopic
* Resection,
* Uterine artery embolization
and MR guided focused ultrasound surgery.

Sometimes these fibroid treatments involve the use of drugs to shrink the fibroids first. I also cover the likelihood of fibroid tumors returning after surgery.
Remember some medical treatments for uterine fibroid tumors can affect your fertility. The bottom line is you may not be able to have children. So it is important to consider alternative uterine fibroid treatments.

For those diagnosed with uterine fibroids or any other kind of fibroid tumor it is important to realize that you have more healing choices than you know. It is possible to heal fibroids without surgery or drugs and even without expensive supplements, herbal concoctions and weird diets.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Large partially pedunculated fibroid leiomyoma 10.2 x 8.6 x 9.7 of the anterior uterus… HELPPPPPPPPPPPP?
    In a way I can tell I’m blessed why? In 2008 I used to blame myself and others who caused a car accident that I was in. I lost so much after that accident not being able to have the very good health and physic I used to have. From 162 no I weight 210. I went to so many doctors after my accident because my neck and back was really in pain. I finally found a doctor who did thank lord give me hope that everything could go back to normal. Until the other day my chiropractors to finish my treatment cause my insurance almost with no balance, he told me that he will MRI my back. When they did they found and confirmed that I had a herniated disc L5-S1 that this accident had make worst because a previous chiropractor told me I had a disc problem before 3 days before the accident etc… But that MRI for my back shows a growing mass inside my pelvic. They send me for a pelvic ultrasound. Also the days of the MRI my tummy to the right side move so much that was crazy and I was extremely dizzy. Result came like that:

    Age: 26
    Sex: Female

    History: Pelvic pain with heavy menses.

    Finding: utilizing a full urinary bladder as an acoustic window, the pelvis was evaluated and the uterus is in a normal anteverted/anteflexed orientation measuring 8.4 x 9.8 x 8.0 cm. The uterus contains a very large anterior complex leiomyoma, which measures 10.2 x 8.6 x 9.7 cm. The right and left adnexa are normal. There is no free fluid within the cul-de-sac.

    Impression: There is a large soft tissue mass involving the anterior uterus almost certainly representing a large partially pedunculated leiomymoma, which measures 10.2 x 8.6x 9.7 cm. This is an otherwise normal study.

    I had so many symptoms related to this now I realized when I make search, I though it was normal to have these symptoms or I was like that but I was in silence sick.

    -I always had heavy period since a teen
    -around 2 to 3 days
    -only when lose weight in 2007 my period is around 5 to 6 days with no pain at all.
    -sometimes painful period who changed to be worst now, and right side got worst in last 3 years with clog blood peace going aout.
    -constipation on and off but now for my period this month my belly got so big and bloated and I was constipated now I started going again.
    -I always fell pain when I’m ovulating like I’m having my period on my right ovaries side and pain bit after period since 1 year ½ now.
    -My right side belly itch me so much when I eat sugar or bad food or fell like biting me inside to my skin.
    -when I crave too much sugar and eat really too much I have a gluant mucus think like mucus and clear going out my vagina with no smell, sometimes itch lightly. When I take the GSE grapseed oil it’s ok.
    -under my skin all over my body something fell like stuff crawling.
    -end 2007/start 2008 after doing a master cleanse I start noticing theses itch on my right side belly. And I was for 2 months on and off yeast infection diagnosed was Candida vaginitis.
    -during the cleanse fell like one day my right ovary need to go out like something pulling out.
    – I never tried to cleanse my body ever since.

    Please God is giving an opportunity to heal myself. By showing me that I have been sick for years trough all this tragedy, I discover it. Please give me information about my condition anyone is welcome/ what food to eat and not/ what life to lead/ what supplement to takes/ what natural medicine is good/ what surgery is involved/ do this fibroids turn into cancer. HELPPPPPPP PLEASE.

    I will see a doctor this Tuesday and hope better news and hope he tells I will be able to have 1 baby.

    • ANSWER:
      Its a fibroid – not the type that leads to cancer – and some of the other abdominal symptoms you have are related to it.

      Its not uncommon at all – and yours is not even all that large compared to some.

      Sometimes they do laser surgury to remove them – but they are usually not considered serious at all. Sometimes birth control pills keep the symptoms under control. I’m guessing folks are going to suggest vitex and black cohosh – I would avoid those – you might make things worse.

      Inhale deeply – exhale fully.
      The chances are very good you will be fine, and having children.

      Good Luck and Be Well
      Tink

  2. QUESTION:
    Just Diagnosed with a pedunculated fibroid . Is there any women who have experienced this?
    I’m 29 yrs old 4weeks ago I had to go to the ER for severe abdominal pain that felt like it ws being stabbed in spasms.. after 8hrs in er & all the tests thy couldnt fig what ws wrong til the cat scan which is I have a fibroid on top of my uterus the size of a babys head going thru fibroid degeneration. So i thn went to a gyno days later with more tests & she says because its so big & if a want to have children I have to have a myomectomy & to stop these symptoms im having..I really dont want a scar(It sucks being vain:) But I hear its below my bikini line.. & to top it all off the fibroids may come back again..Any suggestions from women who have been thru this..

    • ANSWER:
      I had myomectomy on 2/4/09. My 4 fibroids were inside uterine wall. Surgery went as expected. Have bikini line, thin scar but developed hardness the length of the incision that feels like rope under my skin. Only time will tell if it goes away. Fibroids were too large and too close to bladder for other treatments.

  3. QUESTION:
    Large partially pedunculated fibroid leiomyoma 10.2 x 8.6 x 9.7 of the anterior uterus… HELP?
    In a way I can tell I’m blessed why? In 2008 I used to blame myself and others who caused a car accident that I was in. I lost so much after that accident not being able to have the very good health and physic I used to have. From 162 no I weight 210. I went to so many doctors after my accident because my neck and back was really in pain. I finally found a doctor who did thank lord give me hope that everything could go back to normal. Until the other day my chiropractors to finish my treatment cause my insurance almost with no balance, he told me that he will MRI my back. When they did they found and confirmed that I had a herniated disc L5-S1 that this accident had make worst because a previous chiropractor told me I had a disc problem before 3 days before the accident etc… But that MRI for my back shows a growing mass inside my pelvic. They send me for a pelvic ultrasound. Also the days of the MRI my tummy to the right side move so much that was crazy and I was extremely dizzy. Result came like that:

    Age: 26
    Sex: Female

    History: Pelvic pain with heavy menses.

    Finding: utilizing a full urinary bladder as an acoustic window, the pelvis was evaluated and the uterus is in a normal anteverted/anteflexed orientation measuring 8.4 x 9.8 x 8.0 cm. The uterus contains a very large anterior complex leiomyoma, which measures 10.2 x 8.6 x 9.7 cm. The right and left adnexa are normal. There is no free fluid within the cul-de-sac.

    Impression: There is a large soft tissue mass involving the anterior uterus almost certainly representing a large partially pedunculated leiomymoma, which measures 10.2 x 8.6x 9.7 cm. This is an otherwise normal study.

    I had so many symptoms related to this now I realized when I make search, I though it was normal to have these symptoms or I was like that but I was in silence sick.

    -I always had heavy period since a teen
    -around 2 to 3 days
    -only when lose weight in 2007 my period is around 5 to 6 days with no pain at all.
    -sometimes painful period who changed to be worst now, and right side got worst in last 3 years with clog blood peace going aout.
    -constipation on and off but now for my period this month my belly got so big and bloated and I was constipated now I started going again.
    -I always fell pain when I’m ovulating like I’m having my period on my right ovaries side and pain bit after period since 1 year ½ now.
    -My right side belly itch me so much when I eat sugar or bad food or fell like biting me inside to my skin.
    -when I crave too much sugar and eat really too much I have a gluant mucus think like mucus and clear going out my vagina with no smell, sometimes itch lightly. When I take the GSE grapseed oil it’s ok.
    -under my skin all over my body something fell like stuff crawling.
    -end 2007/start 2008 after doing a master cleanse I start noticing theses itch on my right side belly. And I was for 2 months on and off yeast infection diagnosed was Candida vaginitis.
    -during the cleanse fell like one day my right ovary need to go out like something pulling out.
    – I never tried to cleanse my body ever since.

    Please God is giving an opportunity to heal myself. By showing me that I have been sick for years trough all this tragedy, I discover it. Please give me information about my condition anyone is welcome/ what food to eat and not/ what life to lead/ what supplement to takes/ what natural medicine is good/ what surgery is involved/ do this fibroids turn into cancer. HELPPPPPPP PLEASE.

    I will see a doctor this Tuesday and hope better news and hope he tells I will be able to have 1 baby.

    • ANSWER:
      You need to direct these questions to your doctor.

      Generally, people on Answer Yahoo aren’t intelligent enough to write complete sentences, much less offer medical advice, answer questions or give opinions.

      Good luck… wait til Tuesday!!!!!!

  4. QUESTION:
    Abdominal Myomectomy for Uterine Fibroid Tumors?
    I have done my research, so I am really looking for answers based on the personal experience of other women. PLEASE, serious responses only.

    Background: I’m 34 and I have uterine fibroid tumors, diagnosed by internal ultrasound. 2 of the 3 are quite large. 1 is pedunculated. I know that small, asymptomatic fibroids are commonly left untreated, but in my case, my doctor recommends removal because of the size and my symptoms. My symptoms include pain, enlarged abdomen, bladder/urinary issues, pain during intercourse and even tampon use, dysfunctional vaginal bleeding (like a period, but for 2+ wks of the month, in addition to my week-long, heavy period), etc. My doctor also recommends surgery because removal will increase my chances (from my current state) of being able to conceive later.

    In my case, my doctor determined that the only surgery available to me is abdominal myomectomy. (There are less evasive treatments including medications and laparoscopy, but I do not qualify for them.) This surgery involves a 4-5″ horizontal incision in my abdomen and an incision in the uterine wall once the uterus is lifted out through the incision. If I am later able to conceive, and if I successfully carry a child near term, I will have to have a planned C-section birth a few weeks early due to the weakening of the uterine wall.

    I know there are risks as with any surgery (blood loss, anesthesia issues, etc.). The possible complications for this specific surgery include infertilization, unexpected hysterectomy, excessive scar tissue, recurrence of the fibroids, etc. For me, my desire for a normal quality of life and my hope of having children both outweigh the risks.

    My questions are:

    (1) How long will this surgery take to recover (i.e., when may I walk and sleep without excruciating pain, return to the desk part of my job, exercise – cardio, situps)? My research says it takes 2-6 weeks to return to work, varying from person to person. I am healthy, relatively active, and have a fairly high tolerance of pain. Can anyone similar to me describe the approximate recovery time?

    (2) What other personal experience can you share (i.e., post-surgery pregnancy, infertilization, surgery complications, recurrence, pregnancy complications/miscarriage, etc.)?

    (3) If you did experience infertilization (not caused by unexpected hysterectomy), is In Vitro still an option?

    THANK YOU!!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      I am not qualify to answer your question as I do not have personal experience with Fibroids. I recently did a research about fibroids for a friend of mine and found http://www.shrinkfibroids.net website, which is about personal experience. Perhaps you may find useful information.

  5. QUESTION:
    fibroids question?
    i’ve read the symptoms of fibroids and was wondering if there is a good chance i might have them. i have heavy bleeding during menstruation, it says in severe cases heavy bleeding may last as long as two weeks that seems about right to me cause my last period lasted 19 days and was heavy. it says that large fibroids can also cause pressure and pain in the abdomen or lower back that sometimes feels like menstrual cramps and my abdomen always hurts. it says also pelvic cramping or pain with periods i have that. also that sudden severe pain due to a pedunculated fibroid and i have sudden severe pain. whatcha think? =/

    • ANSWER:
      My mom has very large fibroids. On her period, she uses super plus tampons and pads too. She’s in pain alot. Your symptoms suggest you may have fibroids, but to be sure you need to see a gunecologist. Get them removed while they’re small[er].


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