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Is it possible for a hemangioma to form in a womans uterus?

By Anonymous November 18, 2014 - 10:54am
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I had a hemangioma n my liver and had it removed 15 years ago Now I have what they're saying is a fibroid in my uterus that is causing off and on bleeding Before getting a hysterectomy would a cat scan show more clearly that it is a fibroid and not a hemangioma? I ve had many ultrasounds. I am many years past menopause

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Hello Anon,

Thank you for visiting the EmpowHER website and sharing your question with the community! 

From the research that I did, it seems accurate that a hemangioma can form in a woman's uterus. In a report from the Journal of Medical Case Reports, published in May of 2010, it was explained that, "Most ramifying hemangioma lesions are asymptomatic and are found incidentally, but sometimes they may cause abnormal vaginal bleeding and hence should be included in the differential diagnosis of patients with vaginal bleeding. Hysterectomy is the primary mode of treatment in most symptomatic cases."

Here is a link to that case study http://www.jmedicalcasereports.com/content/4/1/136

Medicine.net also said that, "Hemangiomas are not unique to the liver and can occur almost anywhere in the body.Testing may include a CT scan, or MRI. In general, a biopsy of suspected hemangiomas is avoided because of their benign nature and the potential risk of bleeding from the biopsy."

Anon, I would speak with your doctor at more length and ask him or her these questions. I am sure that having a hysterectomy is your last possible desired outcome. The information that I found should not be used in place of a physician's diagnosis.

A second opinion is always a good idea as well. I am always a firm believer in doing whatever testing is available before having to go under the knife.

Anon, did this help answer your question? Please let me know.



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