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Do Shrinking Fibroids Cause Pain
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
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
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 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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I HAVE A LARGE FIBROID. IT IS SYMPTOMATIC. i DO NOT WANT SURGERY OR ANYTHING ELSE. WOULD THE FIBROID CONTINUE TO GROW; OR EVENTUALLY WOULD IT SHRINK?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What kind of herbs should I take to shrink or get rid of fibroids tumors ?Any foods to avoid too..?
None.: Fibroids are not affected by anything you eat or avoid eating. ...Read more