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Are there any alternative non-surgical treatments for a mild cervical dysplasia?

Are there any alternative non-surgical treatments for a mild cervical dysplasia?

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 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 laser ablation of the cervix an acceptable treatment for cin1?

Is laser ablation of the cervix an acceptable treatment for cin1?

Very aggressive : In general cin 1 is not treated as the overwhelming majority resolve on their own. Depending on your specific circumstances there may be some reason why your doctor prefers to proceed with treatment. Laser therapy is one way cervical dysplasia is treated. ...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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Tuborous sclerosis. Which insurance covers laser treatment for angiofibromas? Best treatments for angiofibromas? Laser treatment is ineffective.

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

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Is there an effective alternative medicine for bladder cancer?

Is there an effective alternative medicine for bladder cancer?

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 more

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Are there any alternative treatments to suppositories for hemorrhoids?

Are there any alternative treatments to suppositories for hemorrhoids?

Yes, for sure: If they are mild to moderate there are otc creams - ask a good pharmacist for recommendations. If severe, see your doctor for advice and in extreme cases some do minor surgery if necessary. Hope your are mild. Feel better soon! ...Read more

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Is cryotherapy effective for severe cervical dysplasia?

Is cryotherapy effective for severe cervical dysplasia?

NO CRYOTHERAPY : Cryotherapy should not be done for severe dysphasia. The disease needs to be removed with clean margins and proper follow up care. ...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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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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Is there an effective treatment for HPV alternative way?

Is there an effective treatment for HPV alternative way?

Be patient.: There is no "cure" that we know of, other than time and mother nature. Keeping your immune system in shape (good nutrition, avoiding hormonal contraceptives, avoiding tobacco) may shorten the duration of the infection, which can last for many years, even decades. ...Read more

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Are there any treatment options for ?Advanced stage uterine cancer patients?

Are there any treatment options for ?Advanced stage uterine cancer patients?

Radiation, surgery : And chemotherapy: even non-curable cancer may be kept under control with current treatments. If the cancer is too far advanced for control there still are treatments to keep the patient comfortable through palliative and hospice care. ...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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Which treatment is better for Prostate cancer - Stage 1? Surgery for prostate removal or Radiation therapy with some medication?

Which treatment is better for Prostate cancer - Stage 1? Surgery for prostate removal or Radiation therapy with some medication?

It is debatable: This is a common dilema as both treatment types(surgery and Radiotherapy) give equally good results. The chocie between the two is based on your Age and personal preference. I would advise you to meet with both specialists ,and go for surgery if your age is ...Read more

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What is an alternative treatment for HPV for males besides condylox (podofilox)?

What is an alternative treatment for HPV for males besides condylox (podofilox)?

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 more

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Are there alternative treatments for reflux?

Are there alternative treatments for reflux?

GERD treatments: Lifestyle changes such as avoiding trigger foods, caffeine, chocolate, tomato sauces. Weight loss. Tilting beds up with blocks underneath, avoiding tight clothes, etc. ...Read more

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Doctor discussed options for heavy period relief due to uterine fibroid. Leaning toward NovaSure over Mirena (levonorgestrel). Is this procedure safe and effective?

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

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What are alternative treatment methods for spinal muscular atrophy?

What are alternative treatment methods for spinal muscular atrophy?

Well not sure: What treatments you are getting. In general muscle exercises and physical therapy are useful. Do they know why your spinal muscles are atrophied? Ask yuor doctor who is handling this. There is no quick cure. ...Read more

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Recommendations for natural or home treatments for interstitial cystitis?

Recommendations for natural or home treatments for interstitial cystitis?

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

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What are the treatments for a prolapsed uterus?

What are the treatments for a prolapsed uterus?

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 more

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