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Uterine Fibroid Blog 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

When do you know that your fibroid is degenerating? What does it mean for the fibroid to degenerate?

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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-2 #21 Ellie 2015-02-23 08:03
Hi. My name is Ellie and I went through UFE late Nov. No pain or post embolization syndromes right after. First 2 cycles were very easy. 3rd cycle was heavy and I started having a lot of watery, yellowish discharge with foul smell (sorry tmi)! I started my 4th cycle, with a lot of pain and pressure and cramping, 8 days earlier that I should have, and I think I passed a big chunk of fibroid last night (about 2"). Should I be worried? Is this normal? My GYN is of no help since he is upset about me doing the UFE and not the hysterectomy!
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0 #20 DIMEJI 2015-02-21 14:10
Please my fiancee has fibroid and now her mensura period now lasted more than five days with pains pls what measure should we take to overcome.thanks .
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0 #19 Anita Thrower 2015-02-18 12:01
Hello, I am 53 years old and have had Fibroids since I was about 33 years old. I never had pain with my menstral until then. I was put on birth control pills by my doctor to help with pain. I got pregnant when I was 36 and was finally told I had Fibroid tumors. I had my child and didn't have the tumors come back until 5 years later. I have suffered with them ever since. I am now in peri-menopause and still have a period sometimes with pain sometimes not. I want to be free of these tumors. What should I do?
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-1 #18 FTC Assistant 2014-12-15 12:48
Quoting Judy Murray:
What is emobilization..


Hello Judy, thank you for your question. Embolization is a non-invasive, non-surgical, out-patient procedure that is used to treat uterine fibroids. We actually just developed a great infographic that explains the embolization procedure step by step. You can view it here https://fibroids.com/blog/health-information/what-is-fibroid-embolization-infographic
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-1 #17 FTC Assistant 2014-12-15 12:37
Quoting Judith:
My name is Judith, I was diagonised of calcified fibroid of 6.2cm-6.4cm. I always experience pelvic pain and back pains, Please what do I do, I'm still single. What is the best advice can you give me on how to get rid of it,
Thank you


Hello Judith, thank you for reaching out to us. We are sorry to hear about your current situation. Calcification means that the fibroid is fully degenerated, and no longer has a viable blood supply. It is possible to have these fibroids removed if they are causing pain. If you would like to call our office, (888) 296-9422​, and provide us with a little more information we would be happy to discuss what your treatment options are.
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0 #16 FTC Assistant 2014-12-15 12:32
Quoting Claudia:
Hello, my name is claudia and I am almost 3 months pregnant. I have know I had a fibroid previously to being pregnant and it was small. Since being pregnant it has grown and I look about 5 months pregnant instead of three and it seems to keep growing. What can I do? I'm very worried about my baby especially with my OB telling me my baby is very low in my abdominal and the fibroid is so high up and taking up space.


Hello Claudia, thank you for reaching out to us. We are very sorry to hear about your situation. Women who have fibroids are more likely to have problems during pregnancy and delivery however this does not mean there will be problems. In fact, most women with fibroids have normal pregnancies. It is difficult to treat fibroids during pregnancy, so we do not recommend treatment until after your pregnancy. We wish you the best of luck and if you decide to seek treatment for your fibroids after your pregnancy please feel free to contact us at (888) 296-9422​.
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0 #15 Judy Murray 2014-12-13 17:40
What is emobilization..
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-1 #14 Judith 2014-12-09 06:27
My name is Judith, I was diagonised of calcified fibroid of 6.2cm-6.4cm. I always experience pelvic pain and back pains, Please what do I do, I'm still single. What is the best advice can you give me on how to get rid of it,
Thank you
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-1 #13 Claudia 2014-12-04 16:41
Hello, my name is claudia and I am almost 3 months pregnant. I have know I had a fibroid previously to being pregnant and it was small. Since being pregnant it has grown and I look about 5 months pregnant instead of three and it seems to keep growing. What can I do? I'm very worried about my baby especially with my OB telling me my baby is very low in my abdominal and the fibroid is so high up and taking up space.
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0 #12 Nonnie 2014-11-11 06:24
Hi my name is Nonnie. Im 16weeks pregnant with my 1st baby. I knew i had a fibroid before falling pregnant but was advised it wouldnt give me problems with pregnancy. Ive been in so much pain the past 3days. My Gynae advised it my fibroid thats causing the pain. He said it would last about a week and then the pain would go away and neva come back. After reading some of the ladies comments im getting really scared that this pain could come back later in my pregnancy. Can it??
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