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I have UTERUS WITH POSTERIOR WALL FIBROID. Can fibroids be treated with medicines alones? What is the medication? I am trying to avoid Hysterectomy.

I have UTERUS WITH POSTERIOR WALL FIBROID.

Can fibroids be treated with medicines alones? What is the medication? I am trying to avoid Hysterectomy.

No medical treatment: Hysterectomy is one option for treatment of abnormal bleeding due to fibroids. The other options include surgical removal of fibroids, embolizationof fibroids by an interventional radiologist,ultrasound ablation of the fibroids by an interventional radiologist,and endometrial ablation.The size, number, and location as well as other health factors determine the best treatment for you.RU486 may help ...Read more

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If I didn't have a planned c-section, could I have avoided a hysterectomy?

If I didn't have a planned c-section, could I have avoided a hysterectomy?

Impossible to know: The risk of hysterectomy at the time of cesarean section is normally less with a planned surgery than 1 done in labor. The most common reasons for needing a hysterectomy are bleeding or a problem with the placenta like an accreta (placenta grown into uterine wall). Talk to your doctor and get the explanation for what happened. That might make it easier to deal with. ...Read more

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Do you need to treat a large calcified fibroid in uturus wall if we want more children . Can I avoid a hysterectomy?

Do you need to treat a large calcified fibroid in uturus wall if we want more children . Can I avoid a hysterectomy?

Hard to say: The best information must come from someone who has all the information about your case. Fibroids come in various sizes and locations and the approach to their treatment and or removal may or may not interfere with your ability to carry another successful pregnancy. Get a second or third opinion if needed and try to understand your options. ...Read more

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I am taking lo loestrin to avoid a hysterectomy due to heavy/long/crampy cycles. if i want to skip my period by just taking blue pils is there risk?

I am taking lo loestrin to avoid a hysterectomy due to heavy/long/crampy cycles. if i want to skip my period by just taking blue pils is there risk?

Common practice: That is a common practice although the idea of Lo Lo Estrin is to make the cycles so light they are alsmot not noticeable. This may not be the best pill for you if you are going to skip the placebo pills and use birth control continuously. Only the last two days are hormone free with this brand. Consider using a Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD. This would likely help you more. ...Read more

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Had endometrial ablation 3 yrs ago, have severe pelvic pain; unhealthy uterus due to hemorrhage, want to avoid laparoscopic supravervical hysterectomy?

Had endometrial ablation 3 yrs ago, have severe pelvic pain; unhealthy uterus due to hemorrhage, want to avoid laparoscopic supravervical hysterectomy?

medical treatments: There are non surgical treatments such mirena, (levonorgestrel) hormones and Lupron that can be used to avoid hysterectomy, even if they are not always successful. If your gyn is not interested in discussing these, consider seeking out a second opinion. ...Read more

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Is a hysterectomy necessary due to a low laying placenta. Am only 26, what can be done to avoid that procedure...

Is a hysterectomy necessary due to a low laying placenta. Am only 26, what can be done to avoid that procedure...

??? not enough info: If u have not had a csection then u would need a csection if the placenta is over the opening or within 2 cms of it, if u have had a previous csection then if the placenta stays there u may need a csection hysterectomy if u have what is called a placenta acrreta please discuss with your OB sometimes other procedures can be done to avoid the hysterectomy, like uterine artery embolization. ...Read more

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Hysterectomy in 3wks- dentist wants to clean under crown needs to cut gums & stitch-No infection- Should I wait do it after surgery to avoid infection?

Hysterectomy in 3wks- dentist wants to clean under crown needs to cut gums & stitch-No infection- Should I wait do it after surgery to avoid infection?

Depends: You will be laid up for a few weeks after surgery, so it depends on the urgency of the Dental treatment. If no great risk in waiting to treat crown, then best to wait. If waiting a big risk for crown treatment's success, then get it done soon. Ask the Dentist what the risk factor is in waiting 2 months. Then make the decision that makes the most sense to you. Good Luck with both. ...Read more

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Trying to understand why my pain meds are ordered IM vs using my IV I have.(Hospice rn here - we avoid IM at all times) s/p total hysterectomy here. So benefit of using IM vs IV Dilaudid? Aren't they equal analgesia? Same peak, onset, duration

Trying to understand why my pain meds are ordered IM vs using my IV I have.(Hospice rn here - we avoid IM at all times) s/p total hysterectomy here. So benefit of using IM vs IV Dilaudid? Aren't they equal analgesia? Same peak, onset, duration

Only surgeon knows: Only your surgeon knows why he ordered them IM. With IM dosing, there is some variable lag time before onset and peak. http://reference.medscape.com/drug/dilaudid-hydromorphone-343313 You will recover faster from surgery the sooner you are able to get off IV/IM pain medications and start walking and using oral medications. Maybe your surgeon is giving them IM to encourage you to switch to oral ...Read more

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I am 61, have had a hysterectomy, then a bladder suspension mesh, and now have been prescribed estrace (estradiol) cream to avoid mesh protrusion is this normal?

I am 61, have had a hysterectomy, then a bladder suspension mesh, and now have been prescribed estrace (estradiol) cream to avoid mesh protrusion is this normal?

Yes: This is very standard after the surgeries you described. Using the estrogen cream will help reduce problems with the mesh, which are actually quite rare. The cream helps to tissue stay healthy and lubricated. ...Read more