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What's the best treatment for fibroids?

What's the best treatment for fibroids?

Depends: Depends on your symptoms & goals. Are you having pain or heavy bleeding, pelvic pressure or mass in pelvis? Are you planning pregnancy or done having kids? Was fibroid found on us and no symptoms? Options are: observation, hormones, myomectomy (surgery to remove the fibroids), uterine artery embolization, or hysterectomy (remove the uterus). ...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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What is the best treatment for fibroids?

What is the best treatment for fibroids?

Surgery: No medication permanently shrinks fibroid tumors. If you have symptoms options exist to help improve them: myomectomy (cutting out fibroids, repairing uterus) for women who desire future pregnancy hysterectomy (fibroid uterus removal), preferably laparoscopic or vaginal routes, best choice if family complete uterine artery embolization - injection of foam to block uterus blood supply. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for fibroids in a woman of childbearing age?

What is the best treatment for fibroids in a woman of childbearing age?

Fibroids: Uterine fibroid embolization has an overall success rate of 94%. This means 94% of all patients who had the procedure experienced relief from their symptoms and significant fibroid shrinkage. 99% of patients had immediate relief from heavy bleeding, 94% of patients experienced 50-60 percent shrinkage, 33% of patients who attempted to conceive were successful, 99% of patients returned to work in less. ...Read more

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Large subserosal fibroid seen in fundal region (11.78*11.02*9.00 CM ) vol 612 ml please suggest best treatment and how harmful it is ?

Symptoms or not?: If you are having symptoms then there are surgical, and other methods for removing or reducing the fibroid. If you are not having symptoms, and at your age of 29 then monitoring the growth is an option with more frequent GYN MD visits, especially if you have not yet been pregnant. Talk to your MD to discuss many options which are based on the above scenarios. ...Read more

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What`s the best treatment for :Exophytic Fibroid at the Fundus of the Uterus measuring 5.0 x 4.4 x 4.4??Thanks

Best: If you are 45 years old and the fibroid is not causing problems with bleeding/pressure, the best treatment is probably to do nothing. If its causing symptoms consider hysterectomy, UFE, or possibly myomectomy. If you are not 45 years old - you should always give your correct age - it would depend on whether you have wishes for pregnancy in the future. ...Read more

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1 1/2 weeks ago I had a large fibroid that calcified to a grapefruit size in uturus wall. What is the best treatment so we can have more babies?

1 1/2 weeks ago I had a large fibroid that calcified to a grapefruit size in uturus wall. What is the best treatment so we can have more babies?

Ask: Your obstetrician about your options. 1 option would be surgery. It is definitely something you want managed first. All the best. ...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 is the best treatment for uterine fibroid?

What is the best treatment for uterine fibroid?

Depends: On the situation. If fibroids are in the cavity of the uterus and causing heavy bleeding removing the fibroids with hysteroscopic surgery can help. Surgery to remove the fibroids or the whole uterus works for some women. Radiologists do uterine artery embolization to shrink fibroids. There are meds that can temporarily shrink fibroids. Speak to your gyn doc to figure out what's best for you. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for fibroids?

Depends: Treatment of fibroids depends on the symptoms they are causing, the location of the fibroids, and the goals of treatment, including desire for fertility. A small fibroid in the cavity may cause very heavy bleeding and be treatable with hysteroscopic removal. Large bulky fibroids causing bladder and bowel pressure may require uterine artery embolization or hysterectomy. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is a hysterectomy after menopause the best answer for hormone therapy if you have uterine fibroids?

It depends: Most fibroids shrink in menopause, even if you are treated with low-dose hormone therapy. If, however, fibroids grow during menopause, that is a red flag for possible trouble. Hysterectomy will be your best bet to rule out the possibility of a cancerous growth, and to prevent further fibroid growth. Furthermore, you can then use estrogen alone which may be safer than estrogen plus progesterone. ...Read more

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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. Mark Pack
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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