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Are There Available Medicines That Could Dissolve Fibroids
Not exactly: Fibroids are smooth muscle tumors usually of the uterus. While there are no medicines that "dissolve" the fibroids, gnrh agonists such as Lupron (leuprolide) will cause them to shrink in premenopausal women because the medicine blocks estrogen production which is needed for them to grow. Also uterine artery embolizaton will usually cause shrinkage. Finally, MRI guided focused ultrasound can help remove them. ...Read more
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
Diet, exercise: Diet and exercise (with subsequent loss of body fat) is the best medicine for fibroids. Fibroids are stimulated by estrogen/progesterone. That is why they tend to grow in pregnancy and while they are usually not an issue in menopause. Avoiding red meat, dairy and caffeine has shown benefits. Be careful with soy products as some have phytoestrogens. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lupron (leuprolide): Lupron (leuprolide) induces an artificial menopause, complete with hot flashes and mood swings and will shrink your fibroids. However, after you stop (and you can only take it for size months) they often rebound. One non-hormonal option may be a robotic myomectomy, depending size. Often back to work in 2 weeks. www.drschapirointhenews.com Happy to discuss details with you. ...Read more
Lupron (leuprolide): Anyone can get a uterine fibroid, which is an overgrowth of muscle cells in the shape of a ball. Like moles on the skin, they come in different sizes/shapes; RARELY cancerous. You only need surgery if you have symptoms like pain/pressure/incontinence/bleeding/bloating. Size/location don't matter. Lupron (leuprolide) or embolization are ways to control w/out surgery. US follow up is very important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have fibroid outside of utres & i m taking medicine orally. Is this really diagnose? My age is 42 running. No health history
Hi..I am 42 year old having a posterior wall fibroid of 8 mm. do I need to leave it or take some medicines for pain or should go for the surgery?
It depends.: If your doctor is reasonably sure that the fibroid is causing this pain, then surgical intervention might be appropriate. The fibroid won't go away on its own and being on long-term pain medications has problems of it own. This is a decision that you & your doctor need to make together very carefully. ...Read more
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
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