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A 32-year-old member asked:

i've been taking progesterone for several months now. my uterine fibroma (myoma) is still there. why?

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Dr. Jin Packard
Dr. Jin Packardanswered
Emergency Medicine 7 years experience
Switch treatment: Progesterone treatment for myoma is controversial. There is some evidence that Progesterone may actually even stimulate fibroid growth, contrary to anecdotal reports of treatment benefit by some clinicians. Ask your doctor about other treatments. Drugs that stop your ovaries from making estrogen & Progesterone have been shown to shrink, but not eradicate fibroids, for as long as you take them.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Don't go away: Progesterone is often given to reduce the heavy bleeding associated with fibroids. It does not make the fibroids go away.

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Will breastfeeding help shrink my uterus to its pre-pregnancy size?

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A 46-year-old member asked:

How safe is the polyvinyl alcohol used for uterine aterial embolization?

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Dr. Shawn Sarin
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Safe: Pva is a safe particle that is used for uterine artery embolization. However, it's particles are irregular in shape and not a consistent size. Therefore the use of this has largely been abandoned outside of a few select centers. There are many other embolic agents that are used, thought to have have more uniform size.

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