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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatment For Uterine Fibroids

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How do I tell if I have uterine fibroids?

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

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?

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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What are your treatment options for uterine fibroids?

Multiple: The oldest is surgery, either though hysterectomy or myomectomy to remove the fibroids. Sometimes, if internal to the uterus, hysteroscopic resection. There are options which don't require a large incision, using laparoscopy or robotic surgery. There are also hormonal options as well as uterine artery embolization, which decreases blood supply to the uterus causing fibroids to shrink. ...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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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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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

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. Creighton Wright
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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