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How To Treat Prolapsed Uterus
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
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
Bashful bladder is: a social phobia experienced more by males but also by females. It is formally called paruresis and there is an organization for help at http://www.paruresis.org/ Clinical hypnosis w/self-hypnosis training by a clinical psychologist can be effective. See your doc first. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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
Usually hysterectomy: The standard of practice is hysterectomy, but if reproduction is desired sometimes it can be treated hormonally. This can be through injection, pills or an IUD which all deliver a progesterone related hormone type. You can't get pregnant while on treatment, but maybe after. Otherwise, it is surgery and possible radiation +/- chemo less often, depending on surgical findings and "stage". ...Read more
Diet and fluids: In general eating a high fiber diet and more importantly, drinking 80-100 ounces of non caffeinated, non alcoholic fluid per day, more if excercising vigorously, should be adequate enough to keep your hemorrhoids quiet. If in doubt or not successful instituting above, get them checked by a colorectal surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unclear terminology: Not sure what you are referring to? In pregnancy, certain losses can be caused by an "incompetent" or weak cervix. This is a very specific situation. Is this what you are referring to? Otherwise, the condition is not a true medical condition. If you would like to provide more specifics, perhaps i/we can be of further assistance. Cervical incompetence is reared by a minor procedure: cerclage. ...Read more
Thorough evaluation: Assuming you are referring to a herniated disc, start with your primary care physician to begin work up, order appropriate studies, and decide if you need a referral to a spine specialist (ortho or neuro spine surgeon). Not every disc herniation needs surgery - usually a last resort. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Alternatives: Fibroids can be shrunk with use of Lupron (leuprolide) 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
Several ways: They are often caused by constipation or large stools. Pregnancy can increase the chance in women. Start by eating more fiber to regulate yourself, increase fluid intake. There are otc creams that can help with hemorrhoids, so try them first. If severe or thrombosed, a specialist may be needed to treat them, possibly including surgery. Good luck. ...Read more
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