Video Q&A about Uterine Fibroids

Wed, Mar 29, 2017
1:00pm to 2:00pm ET

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Dr. Joyce Balls-Berry, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, and Dr. Elizabeth Stewart, Professor Obstetrics and Gynecology, discuss and answer questions about uterine fibroids.

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Dr. Balls-Berry and Dr. Stewart answered questions following the live event.

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Hi @shuaishuaiforxiuqin, @kurgle, @shell7845, @rdrdhap, @mindy62 and @lesliemarino.
On Wednesday, March 29, Dr. Joyce Balls-Berry and Dr. Elizabeth Stewart will be hosting a live video chat here on Connect about uterine fibroids. I hope you can join us. Simply click View & Reply in the email notification to see all the details and to sign-up.

Anyone with general questions for the Mayo experts, we encourage you to post them here.

Do uterine fibroids cause abdominal bloat or enlargement of the waistline? Are fibroids fed with blood vessels as opposed to hormones? My doctor told me they would disappear or shrink after menopause and of course they did not.

@terryinboulder

Do uterine fibroids cause abdominal bloat or enlargement of the waistline? Are fibroids fed with blood vessels as opposed to hormones? My doctor told me they would disappear or shrink after menopause and of course they did not.

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Welcome to Connect, @terryinboulder. These are great questions. They have been forwarded to the doctors presenting on March 29.

I have several uterine fibroids with no symptoms, I took fibristal for two rounds of 3 months (1 month pause in between). The fibroids did shrink, but only minimally. Would you consider continuing this therapy for additional 3+3 months? Are there studies showing that prolonged treatment reduce the fibroids? Are there studies evaluating the side effect of prolonged treatment? If so, could you share the references for those studies? Has memory loss being reported as a possible side effect of this medication? Does ovulation occur if taking fibristal?

I am looking to get more information regarding the pros and cons of leaving the cervix in place instead of removal during a hysterectomy.

How to join the live video? I am joining for my Mom.

I have been diagnosed with a fibroid that covers my whole uterus. I loose too much blood each month so now i suffer from severe anemia. I was told my fibroid was so big that i have to have an old fashioned hysterectomy next month pending my blood count is better. Are there any other options aka treatments. A way to stop the bleeding other than surgery? I can actually feel it by belly bloating etc.

@shuaishuaiforxiuqin

How to join the live video? I am joining for my Mom.

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@shuaishuaiforxiuqin to watch the video, simply return to this page of Connect https://connect.mayoclinic.org/webinar/facebook-live-qa-about-uterine-fibroids The video will be shown at the top of the page.

There appears to be some technical difficulties, video will be updated soon.

@colleenyoung

Hi @shuaishuaiforxiuqin, @kurgle, @shell7845, @rdrdhap, @mindy62 and @lesliemarino.
On Wednesday, March 29, Dr. Joyce Balls-Berry and Dr. Elizabeth Stewart will be hosting a live video chat here on Connect about uterine fibroids. I hope you can join us. Simply click View & Reply in the email notification to see all the details and to sign-up.

Anyone with general questions for the Mayo experts, we encourage you to post them here.

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I had fibroids removed 3 years ago and my heavy bleeding stopped and periods were very normal until recently bleeding heavily again. Can fibroids return?

@JustinMcClanahan

There appears to be some technical difficulties, video will be updated soon.

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Is there a problem? I don’t seem able to view the video.

@JustinMcClanahan

There appears to be some technical difficulties, video will be updated soon.

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Are you able to see the video now? There were some difficulties in the beginning, but it is up and running now. If you refresh the browser and it should be there.

Prolonged pharmacological treatment no surgery, only fibrostal for more than 6 months

firbistal is a selective progesterone receptor modulators

@taniavalkyrie

I am looking to get more information regarding the pros and cons of leaving the cervix in place instead of removal during a hysterectomy.

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The live feed would cut out half way through the answer of my questions =( I got to where its best to leave it in to avoid post bleeding

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