Oncology and Fibroids
A pregnant woman with fibroid uterus develops acute pain in abdomen with low-grade fever and mild leukocytosis at 28 weeks. The most likely diagnosis is:
|B||Red degeneration of fibroid|
|C||Torsion of fibroid|
|D||Infection in fibroid|
Red degeneration of fibroid
1. Red degeneration mostly occurs in a large fibroid during the 2nd half of pregnancy 'or puerperium. Patient develops' severe abdominal pain with constitutional upset and fever.
2. Blood count show a moderate leukocytosis and the ESR is raised.