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What are treatment options for uterine fibroids?

What are treatment options for uterine fibroids?

Nutritional Rx: 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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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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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Is abdominal myomectomy an effective treatment for uterine fibroid tumors?

Is abdominal myomectomy an effective treatment for uterine fibroid tumors?

No: I would highly recommend removing them laparoscopically (minimally invasive approach). Although this method is more difficult to perform, for the patients, there will be great benefit (cosmetically small pleasing scars, 2 week recovery, less pain, quicker return to work). Please do your homework and find a skilled laparoscopic surgeon. The differences are night and day! ...Read more

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Is lupron (leuprolide) an effective treatment for endometriosis?

Is lupron (leuprolide) an effective treatment for endometriosis?

Yes: There are many different treatments available for the treatment of endometriosis. Lupron (leuprolide) is a medicine that decrteases estrogen levels and causes endometriosis to shrink away in most woman. Lupron (leuprolide) is used to treat endometriosis pain and endometriosis lesions/endometriomas. It should not be used long term to treat infertility associated with endometriosis-consider other options such as surgery. ...Read more

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Are new treatments avaialble for uterine fibroids?

Are new treatments avaialble for uterine fibroids?

Yes: Certainly hormone therapy, and surgery can be used, but many fibroids can be managed conservatively. The robot assisted removal has improved outcomes on fibroid removal substantially. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for Uterine fibroids?

What are the treatments for Uterine fibroids?

Many: There are multiple types of treatment for fibroids which depend on the size, number, location, and symptoms of your fibroids. These include doing nothing, taking birth control pills, different IUDs, uterine artery embolization, surgery to remove fibroids and hysterectomy among others. Please consult with us or an obgyn for an answer specific to you ...Read more

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Are natural cures for uterine fibroids effective?

Are natural cures for uterine fibroids effective?

Nutritional Rx: 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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What are the treatment methods for uterine prolapse?

What are the  treatment methods for uterine prolapse?

Prolapse: Prolapse is generally managed surgically. This may be approached vaginally with repairs or abdominally with sacral colpopexy for apical support. In patients who are medically fragile and poor surgical candidates, can be managed with a variety of pessaries. ...Read more

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Is vinegar good for treating cysts or fibroids?

Is vinegar good for treating cysts or fibroids?

Only the cervix: A strong vinegar applied directly to the cervix can be helpful treating cervical abnormalities. It will not help with ovarian cysts or fibroids. ...Read more

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What are alternative treatment for gallbladder polyp?

What are alternative treatment for gallbladder polyp?

None: If the polyp is 1 cm or larger, the gall bladder should be removed. If it is smaller than 1 cm and you do not have symptoms suggestive of gb disease, then it can be followed with us studies. If you have typical symptoms of biliary colic, then removal of the gb is the only effective treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for uterine fibroid?

Depends: On the situation. If fibroids are in the cavity of the uterus and causing heavy bleeding removing the fibroids with hysteroscopic surgery can help. Surgery to remove the fibroids or the whole uterus works for some women. Radiologists do uterine artery embolization to shrink fibroids. There are meds that can temporarily shrink fibroids. Speak to your gyn doc to figure out what's best for you. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for recurrent uterine cancer?

Is there any treatment for recurrent uterine cancer?

Yes: See a Gyn. Oncologist or even a Gynecologist. It depends on the area of recurrence what treatment is needed. Sometimes surgery, sometimes radiation and chemotherapy. ...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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What are possible treatment options for adenomyosis?

What are  possible treatment options for adenomyosis?

OCPs, Novasure: Adenomyosis is endometriosis in the wall of the uterus. It can make the uterus enlarged, tender and cause heavy, painful periods as well as painful sex. The symptoms can often be controlled with birth control pills, a Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, or an endometrial ablation; but the condition remains. The only "cure" is to remove the uterus. ...Read more

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How effective is the Acessa, radio ablation treatment for uterine fibroids? And are there any side effects or risks?

How effective is the Acessa, radio ablation treatment for uterine fibroids? And are there any side effects or risks?

Limited use: This is a newer technology and not widely available. Doctors who use it really like the results but there are not many trained and ready to do this procedure. ...Read more

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Is the uterine fibroid embolization treatment available for the uninsured or low income?

Is the uterine fibroid embolization treatment available for the uninsured or low income?

Maybe: Many practices and hospitals have programs to assist people with limited insurance resources either get insurance or get medial care. One needs to call various practices to ask about this specific issue. ...Read more

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There is any treatment for fibroid?

Many: Hope u mean uterine fibroids. If small they can be treated with catheter coil intervention to cause clot to cut their blood supply and they disappear. if large may need surgery, if multiple may need hysterectomy. ...Read more

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What non surgical treatments for endometriosis are effective?

What non surgical treatments for endometriosis are effective?

Many: There are many treatments and some women respond better to different treatments. Birth control pills can be taking in different ways to help with pain. Lupron injections are a very powerful and effective treatment.. Sometimes Progesterone or Norethindrone acetate helps. Acupuncturist can provide relief to some women. A Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud may help as well. Many options exist! ...Read more

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Is brachytherapy with iodine-125 an effective treatment for bladder cancer?

Is brachytherapy with iodine-125 an effective treatment for bladder cancer?

No: Brachytherapy is not a standard form of therapy for bladder cancer. The treatment options for bladder include radical surgery or chemotherapy with radiation. Brachytherapy is a very good option for select patients with prostate cancer. ...Read more

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How do I tell if I have uterine fibroids?

Assess your symptoms: More common symptoms of uterine fibroids are: bleeding between periods; heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia); menstrual periods that may last longer than normal; need to urinate more often; pelvic cramping or pain with periods; sensation of fullness or pressure in lower abdomen; pain during intercourse. Pelvic exam may be revealing. Pelvic imaging may be done. ...Read more

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There is a new treatment for uterine fibroids called acessa. Is this procedure done somewhere in Canada??

Maybe : Acessa is a fairly new technology to treat uterine fibroids. US physicians are unlikely to know about availability in Canada. I would check the manufacturers website to see ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for uterine fibroids?

What's the best treatment for uterine fibroids?

Depends: The "best" treatment depends on many things..Do they bother you? Are you done having kids? Are they growing rapidly? You definitely need to discuss options with your doc, but they include doing nothing, minimally invasive surgery removing just fibroid, minimally invasive types of hysterectomy, open hysterectomy, uterine artery embolization. Find the option that best fits your needs/desires. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for uterine fibroids?

Nutritional Rx: 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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Are new treatments avaialble for uterine fibroids?

Yes: Certainly hormone therapy, and surgery can be used, but many fibroids can be managed conservatively. The robot assisted removal has improved outcomes on fibroid removal substantially. ...Read more

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Are other treatments being developed for uterine fibroids?

Yes: Newer medications called selective estrogen modulators and selective Progesterone modulators (serms and sprms) are revelaing interesting information that may provide another treatment for fibroids. As such, these medical treatments won't cure fibrooids, but may help alleviate the symptoms such as bleeding and be a useful pre-operative tool. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for Uterine fibroids?

Many: There are multiple types of treatment for fibroids which depend on the size, number, location, and symptoms of your fibroids. These include doing nothing, taking birth control pills, different IUDs, uterine artery embolization, surgery to remove fibroids and hysterectomy among others. Please consult with us or an obgyn for an answer specific to you ...Read more

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If I have endometriosis, fibroids, and uterine prolapse is there any possibility that i could have children again? Is the only treatment hysterectomy?

Depends. : Most women can still have children with fibroids or endometriosis. Their are times when a woman cannot get pregnant or may have trouble carrying a pregnancy because of these problems. Their is nothing wrong with getting a second opinion. Prolapse can be treated when you are finished having kids. In severe cases it could be treated before having another child. You would need to see a specialist. ...Read more

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Have fibroid uterus and luteal cyst. Was in ER for threatened miscarriage today. Can treatment of cyst and fibroids cause positive outcome with baby?

Have fibroid uterus and luteal cyst. Was in ER for threatened miscarriage today. Can treatment of cyst and fibroids cause positive outcome with baby?

Miscarriage: The luteal cyst probably plays no role in the miscarriage fibroids can be a problem if they are big and occupying a good part of your uterine cavity not letting the baby expand. If you are pregnant, I am not sure what can be done now about your fibroids. Your obgyn should tell you. ...Read more

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Uterine fibroids-non-malignant. Are there any cures by alternative medicine?

Uterine fibroids-non-malignant. Are there any cures by alternative medicine?

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 embolization which ccuts off the blood supply to the fibroids and causes them to shrink. There is also a procedure using focus ultrasound to treat fibroids.. This is being done at several centers in the us with mayo being a leading one. ...Read more

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Are there any teas or herbs that i can use to help reduce uterine fibroids as alternative to birth control?

No: Uterine fibroids are a common tumor of the smooth muscle portion of the uterus. They grow in response to the hormones estrogen and progesterone. There is no herbal remedy that will decrease their size or impact on your cycles or bleeding. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for uterine fibroids? As I approach 30 I notice that me periods are irregular. Will I have fertility issues?

Is there a cure for uterine fibroids? As I approach 30 I notice that me periods are irregular. Will I have fertility issues?

No Cure: There really is no cure, but there are treatment options available. Usually fibroids do not cause fertility issues, but much is dependent on the size, location and number of fibroids. This would be determined by an ultrasound. Once this is done, you can have a discussion with your gynecologist about any potential problems. Good Luck! ...Read more

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2 fibroids(2x2, 1x1), hypothyroid(on therapy) can I eat ground flax seed? If so, how much I can take for LDL reduction, dysfunctional uterine bleeding.

2 fibroids(2x2, 1x1), hypothyroid(on therapy) can I eat ground flax seed? If so, how much I can take for LDL reduction, dysfunctional uterine bleeding.

Not known: There are no peer reviewed studies published on how much flaxseed is necessary to reduce ldl. There is no credible information on using flaxseed oil for dysfunctional uterine bleeding. ...Read more

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I have uterine fibroids & therefore hesitant to take tamoxifen. Are there other alternatives to tamoxifen for breast cancer patients?

Yes your doctor can: Your doctor(oncologist) can help address this problem. Tamoxifen is safe to use despite having Fibroids. But there is another medicine which can be used instead of tamoxifen especially in women over the age of 50 years. These drugs called AIs(Letrozole and Anastrozole) are more commonly used instead of tamoxifen at the present time./ ...Read more

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In 2011, my uterus 14.8x10.5x10.5cm. Fibroid 2.1x6.6x7.9cm. What are some treatments for fibroids? Or some ways to shrink them?

Depends on symptoms : You can shrink them with medication such as lupron, (leuprolide) or treat them with surgery or uterine embolization. See your gyn to discuss the best treatment for you. ...Read more

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How effective is the Acessa, radio ablation treatment for uterine fibroids? And are there any side effects or risks?

Limited use: This is a newer technology and not widely available. Doctors who use it really like the results but there are not many trained and ready to do this procedure. ...Read more

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Hi, I was diagnosed with a 4cm uterine fibroid last year, but now it has 6 cm. I don't have children can this become malignant and which are treatment?

Remote risk: The risk of a fibroid become cancer are remote. You may watch and wait as many fibroids will stop growing and regress at menopause. If it causes any issues, a fibroid may be embolized, or excised or you may choose to have a hysterectomy.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for uterine fibroid?

Depends: On the situation. If fibroids are in the cavity of the uterus and causing heavy bleeding removing the fibroids with hysteroscopic surgery can help. Surgery to remove the fibroids or the whole uterus works for some women. Radiologists do uterine artery embolization to shrink fibroids. There are meds that can temporarily shrink fibroids. Speak to your gyn doc to figure out what's best for you. ...Read more

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Is abdominal myomectomy an effective treatment for uterine fibroid tumors?

No: I would highly recommend removing them laparoscopically (minimally invasive approach). Although this method is more difficult to perform, for the patients, there will be great benefit (cosmetically small pleasing scars, 2 week recovery, less pain, quicker return to work). Please do your homework and find a skilled laparoscopic surgeon. The differences are night and day! ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a 2 CM anterior wall uterine fibroid and will it affect you having kids in the future?

What is the treatment for a 2 CM anterior wall uterine fibroid and will it affect you having kids in the future?

Maybe nothing: Uterine fiborids are quite common, especially in african american women. Often they don't cause much problem, but some women may experience painful and heavy menstrual periods, causing anemia etc..Progestin only birth controls may help a bit. They do shrink after menopause. If you have excessive symptoms, consult doc for treatment--few options available. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Alternative Therapy (Definition)

Certain exercises, called "breech" exercises have a mild degree of success. Acupuncture also has ...Read more