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The source for women's health and fibroids

Uterine Fibroid Blog

The source for women's health and fibroids

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Signs of Fibroid Degeneration

How can I tell if my fibroid is degenerating on its own?

Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that arise on the muscle of the wall of the uterus, cervix or ovary. Roughly 40% of women develop fibroids, causing fibroids to be a great public health concern. Some of the symptoms of fibroids may include: urinary incontinence, pelvic pain and pressure, and excessive pain.

When the fibroid is degenerating, pain is the most common symptom. The process of degeneration usually occurs when the fibroid grows so large that the blood vessels “feeding” the fibroid can no longer supply it with oxygen and nutrients. The pain of a degenerating fibroid is often localized at the site of the fibroid and can last up to two weeks.

Another type of degeneration of the fibroid, however, is known as necrobiosis and typically occurs during pregnancy. In addition to symptoms of pelvic pain, necrobiosis may cause a fever and a blood lab may indicate an elevation of white blood cells. Not as often, but still likely during degeneration, a patient may witness bleeding.

If you suspect that you are experiencing fibroid degeneration, visit your doctor to ensure that you receive medical attention. To find out more about fibroids or the Uterine Fibroid Emblizaiton procedure, please contact the Fibroid Treatment Collective at 866-362-6463 or by requesting a free phone consultation. Additionally, you can find us on Twitter @fibroiddoctor and on Facebook at facebook.com/fibroids.

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0 #5 Tolulope samson 2014-09-05 08:11
Pls my name is tolu and I discovered I am having uterine fibroids of about 3.3cm subserous at the fundal wall and 2.4cm intramural at the anterior wall.pls, what can I do because I need to be pregnant.
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+2 #4 Alesha 2014-07-10 03:24
I was experiencing quite a bit of pelvic pain and decided to have my GYN doc do an abdominal ultrasound and he did find that I had a fibroid tumor and diagnosed probable degeneration of it. My pain did last approximately 2 weeks. I would like to know what causes the fibroid to grow in 40% of women. I would like to know more about the embolization procedure
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+1 #3 Anna Mack 2014-07-09 15:24
Back in January, I was told that my uterine fibroid tumors are calcified, even though I've never had any problems with the fibroids whatsoever.

I'm wondering if embolization is still something to consider since I have an enlarged uterus--the size of a five or six month fetus.

When I drink a glass of concentrated vegetable juice each day, I notice brown stains; therefore, I wear panty liners each day. When I stop drinking the concentrated vegetable juice, my panty liner stays clean. I'm wondering if this is spotting or the tumors are gradually dissolving.

I'm 55 years old, so I don't have any menopausal symptoms even though my last cycle occurred back in June 2009.

I want to dissolve or shrink the tumors so my uterus will shrink. I'm wondering if embolization is still something to consider since I have an enlarged uterus. I really don’t want to get a hysterectomy, but I would like to start wearing my smaller clothes again.
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+3 #2 Bilikis Shanusi 2014-07-09 06:29
My name is Bilikis Shanus, a Nigerian, I am 43 years old with uterus fibroid, i once did the surgery in the year 2010 but last year i discovered that it has grow again.

I am still expecting fruit of the womb.

I dont want to go through surgery again, please help me before i reach menopause because am close to it.

Thank you.
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+4 #1 Gail Atkinson 2011-02-23 02:55
Degeneration can seem very scary during pregnancy-espec ially if it is accompanied with bleeding. Of course, it's vital to bring this to the attention of your doctor quickly, but thankfully, in most cases this settles without intervention, but monitoring is really important.
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