Oncology (General Cancer)/Mural Uterine Leiomyoma

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I was having an ultrasound in the ER after having a miscarriage and I was looking through the test findings and it stated "Instantly noted is a small entry mural uterine leiomyoma in the right posterior uterine body measuring 1.1 x 0.8 x 2.9 cm." Thought it was never brought to my attention I was wondering if this is something that I should have my gynecologist look into, possibly get a biopsy?

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These are quite normal, and many women have small leiomyomas, which are easy to tell by ultrasound or CT scan from more serious problems.  Given how common they are, most of the time we don't biopsy them; however, another ultrasound in six months or so to see if there is any change in the size might be reasonable.  However, there are many who would feel that even this is overkill.  Your gynecologist, however, should be aware of the finding.  Hope this helps.  

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Donald Higby, M.D.

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I can answer almost all questions related to the treatment and natural course of most kinds of cancer, especially cancers of prostate, colon, lung and breast.

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I have been a practicing medical oncologist for 36 years, and have been chief of service at a major medical center for 25 years. I've also done research in cancer treatments.

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American Society of Clinical Oncology

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New England Journal of Medicine American Journal of Medicine Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology Hematology Transfusion Medicine

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MD, Stanford University Internal Medicine residency, St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO Medical Oncology Fellowship, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY

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America's Best Physicians, last 14 years

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