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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Rothman
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Phytoestrogens: Fibroids are a result of high estrogen levels. High estrogen can be caused by excessive carbohydrate intake (via competetive inhibition of glucoroni ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Boelter
47 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Simple: You can't. The infommercials are alll lies!
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
14 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not that I am : Familiar with. If the fibroids are not causing heavy bleeding or pain, live them alone. Otherwise, there are non surgical options like uterine artery ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unknown: Fibroids are benign muscle tumors of the uterus. No one knows their cause. Like many tumors (ie: breast lumps) their cause is unknown.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
51 years experience Family Medicine
No: They are fibrous masses that take up space in your uterus, can cause excessive uterine bleeding, but do not affect sex.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
13 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not likely: Uterine fibroids are benign growths of muscle from the uterine wall. Growth of fibroids is usually in response to hormones. Many women have uterine fi ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. J Mendez
Dr. J Mendez answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fibroids: Treating fibroids depends on multiple factors and I would suggest you consult a physician for your specifics. The main issue though is what problems i ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Fibroids grow all the time, in part due to female hormones. They stop growing from menopause or stopping your hormones with a Lupron (leuprolide) shot ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hysterectomy: Uterine fibroids are frequently treated with a hysterectomy. Other treatments are Uterine Artery Embolization; Focused ultrasound; myomectomy; and in ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Varies greatly: Fibroids are benign (non cancerous) tumors of the uterus that are associated with painful, heavy periods. They can be treated with medications that a ... Read More
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