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I have fibroids in the lower uterine segment. My md scheduled me for a tah. Any alternative treatment?

I have fibroids in the lower uterine segment. My md scheduled me for a tah. Any alternative treatment?

Yes! Yes! Yes!: Even with large fibroids in the lower segment, most people can have some form of minimally invasive hysterectomy such as a davinci robotically assisted or laparoscopically assisted hyst. Get a second opinion from someone skilled and experienced in minimally invasive options to see what your options are. If it's a good option for you, save yourself the large incision and harder recovery of a tah! ...Read more

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Fibroids (Definition)

Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. 1 of every 3 women of child-bearing age have these tumors and up to 80% of african-american women have fibroids. They are often asymptomatic but they can also cause significant symptoms. It is the most common cause of heavy menstrual bleeding. Pelvic pain and increased urinary frequency ...Read more


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What are some options for fibroid treatment?

What are some options for fibroid treatment?

Avoid phytoestrogens: Fibroids are a result of high estrogen levels. High estrogen can be caused by excessive carbohydrate intake (via competetive inhibition of glucoronidase enzyme) therefore a low carb diet is beneficial to reduce estrogen and help shrink fibroids. You may also have low iodine, thyroid problems, low progesterone. All of these things should be evaluated. All phytoestrogens should be avoided. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there are any options for fibroid treatment?

Multiple choices: Fibroids are treated if they are symptomatic. Common symptoms include heavy menses, pelvic pain, and increased urinary frequency. Choices for treatment often start out with medicines (exs. tranexamic acid or birth control pills). If these are ineffective consideration should be given to Uterine Fibroid Embolization (non-surgical outpatient procedure) or surgery (exs. myomectomy, hysterectomy). ...Read more

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Is the treatment for fibroids covered by insurance?

Almost always: Symptomatic fibroids are one of the most common reasons for tor myomectomy (removing the fibroids from the uterus). Generally, these are covered if symptomatic and other simpler treatment options have been tried but failed; for example, birth control pills, an iud or birth control shot. ...Read more

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Which treatment do you recommend for fibroid tumors?

Fibroids: I really need to know what your ultimate goal is and whether or not they are bothering you. If you're finished having children and causing you significant pain i recommend surgery-we've gotten really good at minimally invasive surgery. There are new techniques that might work if you're done having children. I am loving the procedures i'm doing with the new da vinci robotic device, . ...Read more

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Have researchers discovered some options for fibroid treatment?

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. ...Read more

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I recently had a myomectomy but my fibroids are still bothering me - can I get this treatment?

Need better option: You could repeat myomectomy but this would not be the best option. The fact that it failed so soon after the surgery suggests that there are a lot more fibroids in the uterus then could be removed. Uterine fibroid embolization (ufe) is a non-surgical procedure performed by interventional radiologists that treats all of the fibroids in the uterus (much less likey to recur than myomectomy). ...Read more

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1 1/2 weeks ago I had a large fibroid that calcified to a grapefruit size in uturus wall. What is the best treatment so we can have more babies?

1 1/2 weeks ago I had a large fibroid that calcified to a grapefruit size in uturus wall. What is the best treatment so we can have more babies?

Ask: Your obstetrician about your options. 1 option would be surgery. It is definitely something you want managed first. All the best. ...Read more

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What`s the best treatment for :Exophytic Fibroid at the Fundus of the Uterus measuring 5.0 x 4.4 x 4.4??Thanks

Best: If you are 45 years old and the fibroid is not causing problems with bleeding/pressure, the best treatment is probably to do nothing. If its causing symptoms consider hysterectomy, UFE, or possibly myomectomy. If you are not 45 years old - you should always give your correct age - it would depend on whether you have wishes for pregnancy in the future. ...Read more

Dr. John Lipman
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Uterine Fibroids (Definition)

Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. They occur in 1 of every 3 women regardless of race and up to 80 % of african-american women of child bearing age. They are often asymptomatic but they can cause significant symptoms (exe. Heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, increased urinary frequency). They ...Read more


Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Fibroid (Definition)

A leiomyomata(fibroid) is a smooth muscle growth in the uterus that is rubbery, binds the female hormone estrogen and can grow to "epic" proportions causing distortion of the uterus. They cause bleeding, and burning pain( aka "fireball tumor") as ...Read more