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Is the treatment for fibroids covered by insurance?

Is the treatment for fibroids covered by insurance?

Almost always: Symptomatic fibroids are one of the most common reasons for tor myomectomy (removing the fibroids from the uterus). Generally, these are covered if symptomatic and other simpler treatment options have been tried but failed; for example, birth control pills, an iud or birth control shot. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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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 are some options for fibroid treatment?

What are some options for fibroid treatment?

Avoid phytoestrogens: Fibroids are a result of high estrogen levels. High estrogen can be caused by excessive carbohydrate intake (via competetive inhibition of glucoronidase enzyme) therefore a low carb diet is beneficial to reduce estrogen and help shrink fibroids. You may also have low iodine, thyroid problems, low progesterone. All of these things should be evaluated. All phytoestrogens should be avoided. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there are any options for fibroid treatment?

Multiple choices: Fibroids are treated if they are symptomatic. Common symptoms include heavy menses, pelvic pain, and increased urinary frequency. Choices for treatment often start out with medicines (exs. Tranexamic acid or birth control pills). If these are ineffective consideration should be given to Uterine Fibroid Embolization (non-surgical outpatient procedure) or surgery (exs. myomectomy, hysterectomy). ...Read more

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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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Is there a good treatment for fibroids?

Yes: There are many good treatments for fibroids. These range from medications to surgery. My personal favorite is the uterine fibroid embolization procedure. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for fibroids?

Fibroids: I like uterine artery embolization, done by an interventional radiologist, if there is a need to treat it at all. Otherwise, Lupron (leuprolide) can shrink it, a myomectomy can remove it, but leave the uterus, or a hysterectomy can get it all out. ...Read more

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Which treatment do you recommend for fibroid tumors?

Fibroids: I really need to know what your ultimate goal is and whether or not they are bothering you. If you're finished having children and causing you significant pain I recommend surgery-we've gotten really good at minimally invasive surgery. There are new techniques that might work if you're done having children. I am loving the procedures I'm doing with the new da vinci robotic device, . ...Read more

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Have researchers discovered some options for fibroid treatment?

Several: Treatment is usually due to symptoms. You feel bad due to them so you treat, but if they don't bother you can watch them. You can use oral contraceptives to attempt to decrease the rapid rate of growth. You can cut them ou, or you can remove the uterus. You can do uterine embolization where you block the arteries so you soffocate or kill of hte blood suppy for them. Hope this info helps. ...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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What is the treatment of bulky fibroid uterus and bilateral enlargedovaries?

Depends: There are various surgical treatments, but it really depends on any symptoms. You should see your doctor to discuss specifics. ...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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There is any treatment for fibroid?

Many: Hope u mean uterine fibroids. If small they can be treated with catheter coil intervention to cause clot to cut their blood supply and they disappear. If large may need surgery, if multiple may need hysterectomy. ...Read more

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I am 40 yrs old. Having small fibroid of 2x1.6cm on lt lateral wall. Is there any problems out of it? What is the treatment to cure this?

Avoid phytoestrogens: Fibroids are a result of high estrogen levels. High estrogen can be caused by excessive carbohydrate intake (via competetive inhibition of glucoronidase enzyme) therefore a low carb diet is beneficial to reduce estrogen and help shrink fibroids. You may also have low iodine, thyroid problems, low progesterone. All of these things should be evaluated. All phytoestrogens should be avoided. ...Read more

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Will a 1.6 x 1.7cm fibroid in the anterior wall need treatment if it causes no problem. I bled for 10 weeks but for past 2 weeks nothing at all. Thnx?

Bleeding: Well, if you are bleeding for 10 weeks then you have a problem. I would wait to see if this is a recurrent problem. If not then don't worry. If you continue to have these prolonged periods then you will probably require some form of treatment. ...Read more

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What is the latest treatment for intrauterine fibroids?

Image guidance: Uterine fibroid embolization is an established modern treatment with excellent outcomes. Mr-focused ultrasound is a promising investigational approach. Surgery remains an excellent option for many. ...Read more

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How is endometriosis diagnosed? How do I tell if my symptoms are caused by that or by fibroids? What are treatment options for both?

Surgery: While an elevates ca 125 can be suggestive of endo only surgery can diagnose it. Treatment options include surgery for both. Multiple medical options exist for endometriosis. Since women with endo have a higher risk of ovarian cancer knowing the diagnosis can be helpful long term. ...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 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?

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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I recently had a myomectomy but my fibroids are still bothering me - can I get this treatment?

Need better option: You could repeat myomectomy but this would not be the best option. The fact that it failed so soon after the surgery suggests that there are a lot more fibroids in the uterus then could be removed. Uterine fibroid embolization (ufe) is a non-surgical procedure performed by interventional radiologists that treats all of the fibroids in the uterus (much less likey to recur than myomectomy). ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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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