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How Can I Treat Fibroids
Multiple ways: Fibroids need to be treated only if you symptoms like heavy or irregular bleeding, pain, feeling a mass or fullness in your abdomen etc. There are many ways of treating fibroids depending on your age , fertility issues and location of fibroids . Myomectomy, hystrectomy , possibly through laparoscope, uterine artey embolization and uterine ablations are commonly prescribed treatments.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Uterine fibroids is also known as Fibroid. 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
Alternatives: Fibroids can be shrunk with use of Lupron Depot medication used over a period of months, but the change is reversible when the medicine is stopped. Fibroids can also be treated by Uterine Fibroid Embolization which is done by interventional radiologists and is not surgery. Neither one is appropriate if one is hoping to conceive. ...Read more
There is a new treatment for fibroids called acessa. I was hoping I coul have it done in Canada? I also have a 9 cm cyst on my right ovary and 5 cm on the left. Wondering if that is treatable the same way ? :)
Not the same: Accessa sort of liquifies uterine fibroids through thermal ablation. This is not an appropriate treatment for ovarian cysts. It is a newer technology for fibroids with a somewhat mixed clinical results. Widespread adoption has not yet occurred but there are Gyn surgeons who really like it. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with submucosal fibroids . Have serious bleeding and clotting. I want to know what to expect if i do not treat the fibroids.
Remove fibroid: If your abdomen is large from the fibroid, that fibroid should probably be removed. You may have options, or it may be so big already that you can only have an open surgery. You may be a candidate for robotic surgery. If you want to have children in the future, just have the fibroid removed. If not, , consider a hysterectomy so you are not in this position again. ...Read more
Uterine embolization: Another good option is uterine artery embolization, a method of cutting off the blood supply to the fibroids causing them to shrink and die. While it does not remove the fibroids it is 95% successful for bleeding and 85% for bulk symptoms. It is performed as an outpatient procedure without the need for stitches and is well tolerated. Performed by interventional radiologists (image guided surgeons). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
A procedure: Uterine fibroid embolization is a procedure that is used to treat fibroids of the uterus. It involves blocking off the blood vessels that supply the fibroids. IT is one option for people with symptomatic fibroids. The risks and benefits of this procedure should be discussed with a gynecologist. along with alternatives and the procedure itself discussed with an interventional radiologist ...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
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