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What Are Some Alternative Medicines For Fibroids
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
Not that I am : Familiar with. If the fibroids are not causing heavy bleeding or pain, live them alone. Otherwise, there are non surgical options like uterine artery embolization which ccuts off the blood supply to the fibroids and causes them to shrink. There is also a procedure using focus ultrasound to treat fibroids.. This is being done at several centers in the us with mayo being a leading one. ...Read more
Not exactly: Fibroids are smooth muscle tumors usually of the uterus. While there are no medicines that "dissolve" the fibroids, gnrh agonists such as Lupron (leuprolide) will cause them to shrink in premenopausal women because the medicine blocks estrogen production which is needed for them to grow. Also uterine artery embolizaton will usually cause shrinkage. Finally, MRI guided focused ultrasound can help remove them. ...Read more
I have fibroid outside of utres & i m taking medicine orally. Is this really diagnose? My age is 42 running. No health history
Hi..I am 42 year old having a posterior wall fibroid of 8 mm. do I need to leave it or take some medicines for pain or should go for the surgery?
It depends.: If your doctor is reasonably sure that the fibroid is causing this pain, then surgical intervention might be appropriate. The fibroid won't go away on its own and being on long-term pain medications has problems of it own. This is a decision that you & your doctor need to make together very carefully. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diet, exercise: Diet and exercise (with subsequent loss of body fat) is the best medicine for fibroids. Fibroids are stimulated by estrogen/progesterone. That is why they tend to grow in pregnancy and while they are usually not an issue in menopause. Avoiding red meat, dairy and caffeine has shown benefits. Be careful with soy products as some have phytoestrogens. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lupron (leuprolide): Lupron (leuprolide) induces an artificial menopause, complete with hot flashes and mood swings and will shrink your fibroids. However, after you stop (and you can only take it for size months) they often rebound. One non-hormonal option may be a robotic myomectomy, depending size. Often back to work in 2 weeks. www.drschapirointhenews.com Happy to discuss details with you. ...Read more
Is fibroid curable with medicine..Or need surgery?I have 64mm posterior wall fibroid.Which is better for me?
Does it bother you?: At 6cm, the question is, does the fibroid bother you? Cause you pain? Affect your menstrual cycle? If it's not bothering you, then you don't need surgery at all. If it's bothering you, then likely yes. If it encroaches on inside of lining, then hysteroscopy is best, otherwise, consider laparoscopic myomectomy. Medicines help, but only for awhile, typically grows back. Hope that helps! ...Read more
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
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 have one subserosal exophytic posterior fibroid of 1.7x0.9 cms fibroid , 26+ old, no clildren, do I need to worry, is it curable through medicine.
No & no: That size and location isn't worrisome. But 26 is a bit young for having these common tumors. About 50% of older women have them. They aren't curable with medication. If they get big or cause symptoms, they can be surgically removed. In some situations there are other treatment options but only after childbearing is completed. Most cause no trouble and shrink later in life on their own. ...Read more
Hi, im 36yrs married, I have 2 son. I have 64 mm posterior wall fibroid.Should i go for surgery or take medicine.Is dr remove my uterous?Pls gd advise
Follow your Doctor: None of us here would want to contradict the physician caring for you in person. It sounds like they have made a very normal and reasonable recommendation. ...Read more
Can tri-sprintec b/c pills or other medicines cause fibroids or polyps? If not, what causes them? What do u do if u have them?
No: Medicines don't cause fibroids or polyps. Having family history is an increased risk for getting them, what "exactly" causes them is not known. There is basic science about how they grow but too complex for this format. Fibroids and polyps can be removed with surgery or left alone; too complex for health tap, see a doctor if you are worried. ...Read more
I'll be going for a urine and blood test drug screen for employment & i've Fibroids ,can they see that ?Please answer in honest to this question.Thx
Are there any teas or herbs that i can use to help reduce uterine fibroids as alternative to birth control?
I have UTERUS WITH POSTERIOR WALL FIBROID.
Can fibroids be treated with medicines alones? What is the medication? I am trying to avoid Hysterectomy.
No medical treatment: Hysterectomy is one option for treatment of abnormal bleeding due to fibroids. The other options include surgical removal of fibroids, embolizationof fibroids by an interventional radiologist,ultrasound ablation of the fibroids by an interventional radiologist,and endometrial ablation.The size, number, and location as well as other health factors determine the best treatment for you.RU486 may help ...Read more
I have a uterine fibroid on my ovary and I have type 1 diabetes is there an natural alternative to shrinking the fibroid instead of surgery?
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