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Vitex Dosage For Fibroids
Will the new drug from Canadan called fibristal be effective in treating a submucous fibroid, if yes how do I get it and what is the dosage?
Reduces symptoms: This drug is availed in US as Ella (ulipristal acetate) a morning after pill, it reduces a fibroid's responded to progesterone hormones and can slow growth and shrinks some fibroids, see your Family Doctor or Gyn to see if this would be on benefit for you if you are having symptoms from fibroids, take care and see your Doctor! ...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
Is the new fibroid drug called fibristal (from Canada) help to cure of submucous fibroid, if yes how can I get the drug & how do I take it (dosage)?
Helps symptoms: In the us the drug is used under the name Ella (ulipristal acetate) for morning after birth control use, it modifies the fibroids response to your bodies progesterone hormone and can slow down or shrink fibroids a little, it is not a cute but for some women who have fibroids large enough to cause pressure pain or increased bleeding it can reduce symptoms, check with your Gyn or family Doctor to see if it's worth a try ...Read more
I was told the fibroids grew larger due to next choice pill (2 dose). How true is that? Make you explain what is in the pills that make them bigger?
Usually not: Fibroids don't generally move like a baby. Occasionally, a fibroid will be able to move from side to side. More likely what you're feeling is the bowels that are being pushed and squished by the fibroids. The bowels may be having to work a little harder to get food and stool past the fibroids. This may feel like a baby moving and even like a kick sometimes. ...Read more
I have uterine fibroids, and I took next choice levonogestral one dose within 72 hrs 3rd day. Is it going to work or not protection broke.
Maybe: If fertilization occur most likely won't work. ...Read more
Does taking one dose levonorgestrel next choice pill cause fibroids to grow faster/ bigger? Is it effective /does the pill work when taken on 3rd day?
Does next choice one dose contain any synthetic hormones? I have uterine fibroids and I've noticed the rapid growth in shape.
Not the cause: Next choice emergency contraception contains a synthetic progesterone, but it does not impact fibroids. It is taking estrogen that can cause fibroids to grow. If you think your fibroids are growing you should see your doctor, to get an exam and possibly an ultrasound, to know what is going on. ...Read more
Taking megace 40mg 2x a day for 10 days at start of cycle for heavy bleeding while waiting to get in with an endocrinologist to remove a fibroid. Can I get pregnant on the off days between finishing my dose and starting my next?
Megace/pregnancy?: It is possible to become pregnant between episodes of megace. If the heavy bleeding is thought to be coming from a fibroid, the megace is probably not doing much to abbreviate your heavy bleeding. Use birth control or abstinence while waiting for the fibroid to be removed. ...Read more
Would switching from a higher dose of birth control to an ultra low dose (lo loestrin fe) slow the growth of fibroids? Or does the pill not affect them
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?
(question got cut off) new 1.1cm intramural fibroid, told repeat u/s in 4 months. Why is this important since fibroids r so common & a benign finding?
Fibroids: I am not sure why you were suggested to have ultrasound repeated. I would assume that there may have been either incomplete visualization or the radiologist wanted to make sure it is not something else. Talk to the ordering doc and ask him that question. He may contact the radiologist and ask him directly. ...Read more
Benign breast tumor: A benign fibroadenoma is the most common breast tumor and is more common in women <30 years of age. It is a solitary, solid, mobile mass with well-defined edges, and the size may vary with your menstrual cycle. A fine needle biopsy confirms the benign nature, and treatment is usually surgical excision. ...Read more
Lupron (leuprolide): Anyone can get a uterine fibroid, which is an overgrowth of muscle cells in the shape of a ball. Like moles on the skin, they come in different sizes/shapes; RARELY cancerous. You only need surgery if you have symptoms like pain/pressure/incontinence/bleeding/bloating. Size/location don't matter. Lupron (leuprolide) or embolization are ways to control w/out surgery. US follow up is very important. ...Read more
Small growth: Anyone can get a uterine fibroid, which is an overgrowth of muscle cells in the shape of a ball. Like moles on the skin, they come in different sizes/shapes; RARELY cancerous. You only need surgery if you have symptoms like pain/pressure/incontinence/bleeding/bloating. Size/location don't matter. Lupron (leuprolide) or embolization are ways to control w/out surgery. US follow up is very important. ...Read more
Uterine fibroid: 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 well as pelvic pressure. ...Read more
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 more
Can: Uterine fibroid growth depends on several things, such as certain hormones, but also how hormones balance each other. Trauma can also affect fibroids as well as pregnacy. Usually fibroids have spurts of growth rather than constant growth. ...Read more
Can cause problems: Fibroids are non-cancerous growths of the muscular layer if the uterus. They are hormonally driven and can grow in size and cause problems for many women. They can cause pelvic pain, urinary symptoms, and constipation if a large enough size. They can also cause abnormal bleeding and heavy periods. ...Read more
Soft tissue tumor: Fibrous histiocytoma or Dermatofibromas are hard solitary slow-growing lesions that may appear in a variety of colours, usually brownish to tan. They are often elevated or pedunculated. Some believe that dermatofibromas form as a reaction to previous skin injuries. They are composed of disordered collagen laid down by fibroblasts The malignant variety (MFH), a type of sarcoma, is a malignant neoplasm of uncertain origin that arises both in soft tissue and bone. This lesion is rich in histiocytes with a storiform growth pattern and is now considered the most common soft tissue sarcoma in adults. ...Read more