Posts Tagged ‘diagnosis’

The Signs and Symptoms of Uterine Fibroids

Toya Wright (who you might know as Lil Wayne’s ex-wife, a TV personality, or author of In My Own Words) walks around every day feeling like she’s five months pregnant. Despite sticking to a healthy diet and busting her butt in the gym, that belly won’t go away—because it’s caused by uterine fibroids. Not only do…

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Could You Have Fibroids and Not Know?

My first patient this morning, a normally chipper young lady, greeted me with a somber nod. When I asked what was wrong, she took a deep breath, bit her bottom lip, thrust an ultrasound report in my face, and dramatically sighed, “I have a FIBROID.” I reviewed the report. It showed a tiny fibroid that…

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Fibroids and Infertility

While uterine fibroids can cause a variety of symptoms, they may not cause any symptoms at all. Some women may not even know that they have one. When a woman has fibroids pressing on the uterus, it can prevent normal attachment of a fertilized egg to the inner lining of the uterus. Or, if a embryo…

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The heartbreak or relief of hysterectomies

KATE Torney clearly remembers the moment she was told her uterus had been removed. She was in Intensive Care following the traumatic birth of her son, when her husband, Paul, delivered the news. “He told me I had a baby who was very sick, and part of keeping me alive had meant an emergency hysterectomy.”…

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How are fibroids diagnosed?

The diagnosis of leiomyomas is usually easily determined by imaging studies such as ultrasonography, MRI (magnetic resonance imagery), and CT (computed tomography). Currently, MRI is the most common method of confirming the diagnosis of leiomyomas. Most women who see us in our office have already had an ultrasound or an MRI. If not we can…

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