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Gyn , if i did a fasting for 40 days , can it help to starve the fibroids and cause them to shrink ?

Gyn , if i did a fasting for 40 days , can it help to starve the fibroids  and cause them to shrink ?

No.: Fibroids do not rise and fall with your weight. There are some foods that increase your risk (red meat) of developing fibroids and some that seem protective ( vegetables), but they do not affect the size of fibroids as far as i know. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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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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I'm going through menopause will the fibroids shrink and do menopause cause you to gain weight or your stomach to bloat how long will I go through it?

I'm going through menopause will the fibroids shrink and do menopause cause you to gain weight or your stomach to bloat how long will I go through it?

Fibroids will shrink: The fibroids will shrink over time if you do not use hormones. Menopause is forever but the symptoms are variable. A healthy lifestyle will help reduce bloating and weight gain. ...Read more

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I am in the 30 "s , how can I reduce estrogen in my body in order to shrink fibroids ?And what foods shld i eat and avoid?

I am in the 30 "s , how can I reduce estrogen in my body in order to shrink fibroids ?And what foods shld i eat and avoid?

You should talk: To your gynecologist. At age 30 i would not want to blocking estrogen unless it was coordinated by a specialist. There are minimally invasive treatments such as uterine fibroid embolization (ufe) that you might be interested in ...Read more

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Do degenerating fibroids actually shrink in size?

After menopause: Fibroids usually shrink in size after menopause. They do not often shrink before that time. You can read more about degenerating fibroids here
http://www.fibroidsecondopinion.com/2013/06/degenerating-fibroid/ ...Read more

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Is there anything I can take to shrink fibroids?

Is there  anything I can take to shrink  fibroids?

Not OTC: Unfortunately no. There are no over the counter remedies to shrink fibroids. Removal still requires surgery and the only way to shrink them (temporarily) are with gnrh agonists (lupron injections, synarel nasal spray) or with embolization therapy (blocking blood vessels to fibroids with beads, done via catheters by radiologist). Menopause will also cause them to shrink but you have quite a wait. ...Read more

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Can fibroid shrinking cause acute pain, appendicitis symptoms ?

Can fibroid shrinking cause acute pain, appendicitis symptoms ?

R/O APPENDICITIS : Appendicitis pain usually starts around the umbilicus then in a 24-48hr window settles in the RLQ. You need an EXAM/LABS. Also ABDOMINAL/PELVIC US. THIS WILL ALSO VISUALIZE FIBROIDS. IF SX ACUTELY WORSEN SEEK ER EVALUATION. THE SHRINKING FIBROID PAIN USUALLY IS NOT AS SEVERE AND LESSENS WITH TIME. APPENDICITIS PAIN USUALLY WORSENS, NECESSITATING SURGERY. ...Read more

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What can u use to shrink fibroid??

Medications: We do have medications that can temporarily shrink fibroids,namely Lupron (leuprolide).this medicine is only effective while it is being administered.iIn the pipeline there mane drugs that shrink it permanently but we are NT there yet. ...Read more

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How can you shrink fibroids without surgery ?

How can you shrink fibroids without surgery ?

Various: There is no medication to help fibroids shrink permanently. Medications like lupron, (leuprolide) depoprovera, etc may temporarily shrink the masses but their action is time limited. The only way to completely remove them is surgery. However, there are ways to destroy them without surgery as well. These include uterine artery embolization, ultrasound destruction, hysteroscopy if in the cavity. ...Read more

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How long does it take fibroid to shrink after menopause?

How long does it take fibroid to shrink after menopause?

Variable: Reduction in size for fibroids is desirable although that is not the basis for treatment. Symptoms are why someone with fibroids is treated. The most common symptoms with fibroids are heavy bleeding, pelvic pain, and increased urinary frequency. If you're post-menopausal, bleeding no longer an issue. Other 2 should start to go away over time; if not you could consider uterine fibroid embolization. ...Read more

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Can nuvo ring create state of menopause and in turn shrink fibroid or adenomyosis?

Can nuvo ring create state of menopause and in turn shrink fibroid or adenomyosis?

No: Nuvaring does not create a state of menopause. It can affect and decrease your natural hormones. There can be some effect of fibroids, very little on adenomyosis. ...Read more

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Hi.i have anterior, subserosal fibroid 5.8 cms . im 50 years old perimenopausal. Will it shrink later on or shud i hv it removed? Ty

Hi.i have anterior, subserosal fibroid 5.8 cms . im  50 years old perimenopausal. Will it shrink later on or shud i hv it removed? Ty

Will shrink: Fibroids usually shrink in size after menopause. If you do not have other symptoms related to the fibroids you do not need to have these removed.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Are there any non surgical ways to shrink fibroids?

Are there any non surgical ways to shrink fibroids?

Absolutely : Most patients with fibroids need no treatment. When the fibroids cause symptoms such as heavy bleeding, severe pain or pressure, or changes in bowel and bladder it is time to seek some treatment. Surgery, is the most common choice but pseudo-surgical options such as uterine artery embolization, focused mri-ultrasound beam, cryotherapy or radio frequency can help. Iud, pills, and injections help. ...Read more

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Does acupuncture shrink fibroids?

Does acupuncture shrink fibroids?

Unlikely: While this may work as an additional therapy to alleviate symptoms but there is no reason to suspect that acupuncture would shrink fibroids. ...Read more

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Is green tea help to shrink fibroids?

Not likely: And if it did, how many cups at what concentration?
80% or so will shrink with menopause do to a loss of blood supply, but when they do some will become painful just like when the blood flow is cut off by a blood pressure cuff, but slower. Some meds shrink them but they return to size rapidly when stopped. ...Read more

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2 years ago found out had fibroids my dr felt was best to not have surgery so had ufe instead just found out they dint shrink what's options i have?

Symptoms?: My first question would be to ask you are you having symptoms. Fibroids don't have to be treated if they're small and not causing any problems. If there exceptionally large or causing pain or heavy periods and surgical options at this point are your best bet. A surgeon experienced in minimally invasive techniques can do this easily. ...Read more

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Is sitz bath help shrink fibroids?

Is sitz bath help shrink fibroids?

No: Fibroids are benign tumors in the uterus. Sitz baths will have no effect on them. ...Read more

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Is there any food or a way out that could dissolve fibroids?How can I shrink them ?My belly is pouched .

Need physician: Nothing you can eat, and no home remedy, will touch fibroids. I'm sorry. Anyone who tells you otherwise is kidding you. If you're symptomatic, they need to be treated; especially we don't want to miss a possible malignancy. ...Read more

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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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


Dr. John Lipman
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Uterine Fibroids (Definition)

Abnormal growths that develop in or on a woman’s uterus. It is unclear why fibroids develop, but hormones and family history may influence their formation. Approximately 70% to 80% of women aged 50 ...Read more