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Doctor insights on: Over The Counter Treatment For Fibroids

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Does over-the-counter fibro work on fibroids?And what side effects if any?

Does over-the-counter fibro work on fibroids?And what side effects if any?

Not sure: Fibroids are benign tumors of the uterus. They are associated with painful, heavy periods. I am having trouble finding what 'fibro' is exactly. My guess is that it will be ineffective unless it contains something like Ibuprofen or naproxen. ...Read more

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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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

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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 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 ?

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

Dr. John Lipman
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Uterine Fibroids (Definition)

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


Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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