Calcified Uterine Fibroids

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Calcified Uterine Fibroids

Calcified Uterine Fibroids

A calcified uterine fibroid develops when a normal uterine fibroid shrinks and becomes hardened. Learn more about calcified fibroids, the symptoms associated with these types of fibroids and the treatment options available.

Fibroid Tumor Basics

A uterine fibroid is a common benign tumor that often grows in the uterus of a woman during her childbearing years. These tumors are composed of muscle cells, and they are typically dense and compact. When a fibroid tumor develops, it may grow in a cluster with other tumors or as a large single mass. In many cases, women develop multiple fibroid tumors at the same time. At this time, the etiology of fibroid tumors is unclear, but there are several theories that have been speculated including a genetic predisposition for fibroid development and the effect of different estrogen/progesterone levels. Fibroids may cause a number of different symptoms, including pain, weight gain, heavier periods and more.

What is a calcified fibroid?

Calcified Uterine FibroidsA fibroid tumor typically becomes calcified after it outgrows its own blood supply. This forces the fibroid tumor to degenerate and decrease in size. As it degenerates, calcium deposition begins. Over time, the tumor can become completely calcified. In most cases, calcification occurs during menopause as a result of changes to the woman’s normal hormonal makeup, including the decrease in estrogen levels.

As with an ordinary fibroid tumor, a calcified tumor’s symptoms can vary based on its size and position. However, once a uterine fibroid becomes calcified, it stops growing. Thus, many women with calcified fibroids notice a reduction in the severity of the pain associated with the tumor. Nonetheless, pressure on the area of the calcified fibroid may still lead to constant waist pain, which is usually made worse during menstruation. Once menstruation ends at menopause, the symptoms associated with the calcified fibroid may decrease even more.

How do I know if I have a calcified fibroid?

Calcified fibroids are usually diagnosed with a non-invasive ultrasound, MRI or CT scan. These are the same technologies used to diagnose normal fibroid tumors. Calcified uterine fibroids have a distinctive appearance on these reports, making it easy for the radiologist to recognize them and distinguish them from other tumors. In some cases, fibroid tumors that are only partly calcified may be discovered.

Treating a calcified fibroid

Although they may look very different from other types of fibroids, treatment options for calcified fibroids aren’t much different than the options available for normal fibroids. Because the calcified fibroid is formed during the end stage of the degenerative process, however, it may not be necessary to treat the fibroid, especially if the symptoms associated with fibroid are diminishing. On the other hand, if the fibroid continues to cause symptoms for the patient, treatment options may be available to alleviate pain and other issues.

If you are interested in seeking fibroid treatment for one or more calcified fibroid tumors, you need to talk to an experienced doctor to find out whether you would benefit from treatment. Please contact us today at (888) 296-9422 for a free consultation.

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24 Responses

  1. Cheryl says:

    I have 2 6cm calcified fibroids that the dr told me they won’t shrink with menopause is that true.

    • Bonique says:

      Cheryl,

      We have a procedure that can shrink the fibroids.

      Contact us for a FREE consultation. We can help.

      We are hosting a FREE 45 minute webinar on May 17th and you can speak with the doctor directly. Click here to learn more https://fibroids.com/events/

      Or contact our offices and speak with a nurse TODAY!

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      T: (888) 296-9422
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      http://www.fibroids.com

  2. Mary says:

    I am 41 and have been informed by my doctor that I have calcified fibroid. What should I do. I want to have children. Pls help.

    • Bonique says:

      Mary,

      Contact us for a FREE consultation. We can help.

      We are hosting a FREE 45 minute webinar on May 17th and you can speak with the doctor directly. Click here to learn more https://fibroids.com/events/

      Or contact our offices and speak with a nurse TODAY!

      The Fibroid Treatment Collective
      450 N Roxbury Drive, Suite 275
      Beverly Hills, California 90210
      United States
      T: (888) 296-9422
      P: (800) 311-5840
      http://www.fibroids.com

  3. Been dealing in pain with my uterine froids for 21yrs.

    • Bonique says:

      Melody

      Contact us for a FREE consultation. We can help.

      We are hosting a FREE 45 minute webinar on May 17th and you can speak with the doctor directly. Click here to learn more https://fibroids.com/events/

      Or contact our offices and speak with a nurse TODAY!

      The Fibroid Treatment Collective
      450 N Roxbury Drive, Suite 275
      Beverly Hills, California 90210
      United States
      T: (888) 296-9422
      P: (800) 311-5840
      http://www.fibroids.com

  4. Hi I have just been told my fybroid is degenerative & starting to calcify.
    I am still experiencing constant back pain, aching legs & pelvic pain, also tiredness.
    Please could you give me advice if the pain will now subside or will always remain & a hysterectomy is my only option.

    • Bonique says:

      Sally,

      We have non-surgical options.
      Contact us for a FREE consultation. We can help.

      We are hosting a FREE 45 minute webinar on May 17th and you can speak with the doctor directly. Click here to learn more https://fibroids.com/events/

      Or contact our offices and speak with a nurse TODAY!

      The Fibroid Treatment Collective
      450 N Roxbury Drive, Suite 275
      Beverly Hills, California 90210
      United States
      T: (888) 296-9422
      P: (800) 311-5840
      http://www.fibroids.com

  5. I just had ct of abdomen and pelvis. The only thing that was found was a calcified fibroid on the left uterine wall. I want to know if this causes bloating. Please respond.

    • Bonique says:

      Robin,

      Yes, fiborids cause bloating.

      Contact us for a FREE consultation. We can help.

      We are hosting a FREE 45 minute webinar on May 17th and you can speak with the doctor directly. Click here to learn more https://fibroids.com/events/

      Or contact our offices and speak with a nurse TODAY!

      The Fibroid Treatment Collective
      450 N Roxbury Drive, Suite 275
      Beverly Hills, California 90210
      United States
      T: (888) 296-9422
      P: (800) 311-5840
      http://www.fibroids.com

  6. Hullo, i am inquiring, i got a miscarriage in may 2015,and i haf four fibroids, after three months, i did an ultra sound and all the fibroids are calcifying. I am currently having hopes of getting pregnant again but i haven’t had the chance yet, my questions are, is there chance of me getting pregnant again, since the fibroids are calcifying, i am 29years old, secondly is there hope that the fibroids will calcify completely and stop growing. Thanks diana

    • Bonique says:

      Contact us for a FREE consultation. We can help.

      We are hosting a FREE 45 minute webinar on May 17th and you can speak with the doctor directly. Click here to learn more https://fibroids.com/events/

      Or contact our offices and speak with a nurse TODAY!

      The Fibroid Treatment Collective
      450 N Roxbury Drive, Suite 275
      Beverly Hills, California 90210
      United States
      T: (888) 296-9422
      P: (800) 311-5840
      http://www.fibroids.com

  7. I am a 5 year Cancer patient. Double mastectomy and had taking Tamoxifen. Redcently had xrays done due to should pains and hip area. I am not allowed to drink hormones. The X-Rays stated that bones are normal but “Incidentlly observed calcified fibroma within the right paramedical aspect of the pelvis. Should this worry me more than Usual? I have an appointment with my OBGYN but just wondering.
    thans for any input

    • Bonique says:

      Nivia,

      Contact us for a FREE consultation. We can help.

      We are hosting a FREE 45 minute webinar on May 17th and you can speak with the doctor directly. Click here to learn more https://fibroids.com/events/

      Or contact our offices and speak with a nurse TODAY!

      The Fibroid Treatment Collective
      450 N Roxbury Drive, Suite 275
      Beverly Hills, California 90210
      United States
      T: (888) 296-9422
      P: (800) 311-5840
      http://www.fibroids.com

  8. Carmina says:

    What methods are used to cure calcified fibroids

    • Bonique says:

      Carmina

      Contact us for a FREE consultation. We can help.

      We are hosting a FREE 45 minute webinar on May 17th and you can speak with the doctor directly. Click here to learn more https://fibroids.com/events/

      Or contact our offices and speak with a nurse TODAY!

      The Fibroid Treatment Collective
      450 N Roxbury Drive, Suite 275
      Beverly Hills, California 90210
      United States
      T: (888) 296-9422
      P: (800) 311-5840
      http://www.fibroids.com

  9. I have been experiencing pelvic girdle pain over the last several months. I had pelvic x-rays taken recently, and I not only have osteoarthritis in all of my pelvic/hip bone joints, including my lower spine, but I also have a “large, calcified uterine fibroid”. The fibroid made itself known about 16-18 years ago when it twisted, cutting off blood supply – extremely painful. Since most of these are benign, I never had it removed. I have requested an appointment to see my gynecologist about it. Do I have to have surgery, or are there other ways around the problem? Thank you for your insight.

    • Bonique says:

      Debra,

      Contact us for a FREE consultation. We can help with a non-surgical solution.

      The Fibroid Treatment Collective
      450 N Roxbury Drive, Suite 275
      Beverly Hills, California 90210
      United States
      T: (888) 296-9422
      P: (800) 311-5840
      http://www.fibroids.com

  10. Carla ford says:

    Why can’t the calcified fibroid be treated? What can capture the calcified fibroid the best: 1. Cat Scan 2. MRI 3. X-Ray or what? My doctor has done them all including an ultrasound. It looks like she just don’t know what to do.

    • Bonique says:

      Carla

      Contact us for a FREE consultation. We can help with a non-surgical option.

      The Fibroid Treatment Collective
      450 N Roxbury Drive, Suite 275
      Beverly Hills, California 90210
      United States
      T: (888) 296-9422
      P: (800) 311-5840
      http://www.fibroids.com

  11. Bonique says:

    Contact us for a FREE consultation. We can help you!

    The Fibroid Treatment Collective
    450 N Roxbury Drive, Suite 275
    Beverly Hills, California 90210
    United States
    T: (888) 296-9422
    P: (800) 311-5840
    http://www.fibroids.com

  12. Bonique says:

    Lisa,

    There are many options for women with fibroids who want to have children.

    Contact us for a FREE consultation. We can help.

    We are hosting a FREE 45 minute webinar on May 17th and you can speak with the doctor directly. Click here to learn more https://fibroids.com/events/

    Or contact our offices and speak with a nurse TODAY!

    The Fibroid Treatment Collective
    450 N Roxbury Drive, Suite 275
    Beverly Hills, California 90210
    United States
    T: (888) 296-9422
    P: (800) 311-5840
    http://www.fibroids.com

  13. Bonique says:

    Contact us for a FREE consultation. We can help.

    We are hosting a FREE 45 minute webinar on May 17th and you can speak with the doctor directly. Click here to learn more https://fibroids.com/events/

    Or contact our offices and speak with a nurse TODAY!

    The Fibroid Treatment Collective
    450 N Roxbury Drive, Suite 275
    Beverly Hills, California 90210
    United States
    T: (888) 296-9422
    P: (800) 311-5840
    http://www.fibroids.com

  14. Bonique says:

    Contact us for a FREE consultation. We can help.

    We are hosting a FREE 45 minute webinar on May 17th and you can speak with the doctor directly. Click here to learn more https://fibroids.com/events/

    Or contact our offices and speak with a nurse TODAY!

    The Fibroid Treatment Collective
    450 N Roxbury Drive, Suite 275
    Beverly Hills, California 90210
    United States
    T: (888) 296-9422
    P: (800) 311-5840
    http://www.fibroids.com

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