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Alternative Treatments For Incompetent Cervix
Yes: An very acceptable non-surgical treatment of mild dysplasia is watchful waiting since most mild dysplasia will go away on its own. Discontinuation of smoking and birth control pills could also help. There is some possibility that anti-oxidants, like vitamin c and vitamin a, may be useful as well, but i would recommend moderation in use of supplements since high doses may have side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Tuborous sclerosis. Which insurance covers laser treatment for angiofibromas? Best treatments for angiofibromas? Laser treatment is ineffective.
Angiofibromad: There are three main types of treatment for juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma: hormone therapy, radiation therapy and surgery. Hormone therapy involves the use of a drug called flutamide, which acts by blocking testosterone receptors. The activity of this drug is further evidence for a hormonal cause for the condition. Treatment with Flutamide can shrink tumors by more than 40 percent. ...Read more
No: Treatment for bladder cancer depends on the grade and stage of disease. Low grade, low stage disease is best treated with endoscopic resection of the tumor and close follow up to look for recurrence. There are medicines that can be placed in the bladder to prevent recurrence. In general, a diet rich in antioxidants, fresh fruit and vegetables is all a good way to remain healthy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which treatment is better for Prostate cancer - Stage 1? Surgery for prostate removal or Radiation therapy with some medication?
You mean warts ?: The HPV warts can self clear over a period of 2 years or so. You can destroy them with caustic material like the podofilox, freeze them (liquid nitrogen, nitrous oxide cryopen), cut them off (avoid) or burn them off with laser treatments. There is a possibility for them to re-appear, since the germ can hibernate in other skin locations. A dermatologist or urologist would likely have a preference ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doctor discussed options for heavy period relief due to uterine fibroid. Leaning toward NovaSure over Mirena (levonorgestrel). Is this procedure safe and effective?
Where's the fibroid?: Both options are good for controlling heavy bleeding. You need a tissue diagnosis first prior to either. A mucosal fibroid (one in the uterine cavity may need to be resected first (look up Myosure procedure). An endometrial ablation is otherwise very effective and choices exist (Freezing, thermal balloon, radio frequency, microwave, laser, hydrothermal, electrotherapy, etc). Your Doc will pick. ...Read more
Varied: Physical therapy with pelvic floor relaxation offers improvement for some patients. You need to find a therapist with experience to truly get benefit. Some patients claim improvement with avoiding artificial sweetners, acidic foods-orange juice, lemons, and spicy foods. Every patient is a little different. Look up the irritable bowel diet recs and there is overlap with inter. Cystitis diets. ...Read more
Depends: If the person is sexually active it s usually hysterectomy with reconstruction of the pelvis by a uro/gyn specialist. If the person is not sexually active usually a simple procedure called colpocleisis. The uterus is retained and the vagina is closed this reducing the prolapse completely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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