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A 35-year-old member asked:

have researchers discovered some options for fibroid treatment?

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Dr. Jose Abreu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Several: Treatment is usually due to symptoms. You feel bad due to them so you treat, but if they don't bother you can watch them. You can use oral contraceptives to attempt to decrease the rapid rate of growth. You can cut them ou, or you can remove the uterus. You can do uterine embolization where you block the arteries so you soffocate or kill of hte blood suppy for them. Hope this info helps.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

I think I might have fibroids - how can I tell?

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Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sonogram: Although a pelvic exam at your doctor's office can give a good indication, a sonogram (ultrasound) is the best test for identifying fibroids. Treatment will depend on the extent of your symptoms and future fertility desires.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What types of fibroids can be treated with the exablate 2000?

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Dr. Denise Elser
Specializes in Gynecology
Unclear: The exblate system uses MRI guided ultrasonic therapy to treat fibroids. To date, about 6500 women have undergone this procedure. It is not yet considered standard therapy. We look forward to new data to help us understand success rates and the ideal patient for this type of treatment.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Where can fibroids grow?

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Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine 40 years experience
In the uterus: Fibroids are benign muscular growths that can occur in the wall of the uterus. They can occur on the inside of the wall, right in the middle, or on the outside. Commonly they cause no symptoms, but they can cause pain and/or bleeding, especially if they are large.
A 21-year-old member asked:

How are fibroids treated?

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Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Different treatment: Surgical removal, watchfull waiting, if small and asymptomatic hormonal treatment, to control the bleeding non-steroidal anti inflammatory medication like ibuprofen. To control the pain.
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Not all fibroids need to be treated. Treatment depends on what problems they are causing. If they are large, removal may be best. Removing just the fibroid (s) is called a myomectomy. These can be done with a traditional incision or the laparoscope or the da Vinci robot. Sometimes fibroids can be embolized. Some can be reached and removed going in just vaginally. Develop a treament plan with your gynecologist.
Aug 28, 2012
Dr. Lyndon Taylor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
Magnetic resonance imaging guided focused ultrasound ablation is a non-invasive, outpatient procedure, which uses high doses of focused ultrasound waves to destroy uterine fibroid's without affecting the surrounding tissue. This is performed by a radiologist. A MRI is needed to see if your fibroid qualifies for treatment.
Sep 15, 2016
A 45-year-old member asked:

What are some alternative medicines for fibroids?

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Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syalanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Progesterone: Progesterone may help the bleeding. I doubt it will reduce their size. Lupron (leuprolide) is a temporary medicine to help reduce the size, but has many side effects.

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