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What is the latest treatment for intrauterine fibroids ?

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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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 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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What is the best treatment for uterus myomatous?

What is the best treatment for uterus myomatous?

It depends: The common term to which you refer is a fibroid which are found in up to 70% of women depending on studies. If asymptomatic, as the majority are, they require no treatment. There are treatments that will decrease their size but to remove them requires surgery, either a myomectomy or hysterectomy depending upon the patient's wishes. Meds can control bleeding if that is the issue. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for IVF pregnancy?

What is the treatment for IVF pregnancy?

See below: Not sure what you are asking. In order to get pregnanct by ivf you usually take a series of daily injections to stimulate the ovaries to produce multiple eggs. When the eggs are mature they are removed and placed in a dish with the sperm. 3-5 days later they are put back into the uterus. The pregnancy rate depends most on the woman's age. Pregnancy after is treated like a regular pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for fibroids?

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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What is the best treatment for endometriosis? What is the recommended treatment for endometriosis? Are there options other than surgery? .

What is the best treatment for endometriosis? What is the recommended treatment for endometriosis? Are there options other than surgery?

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Hello. : Hello. I can't say what treatment would be best for you. In additional to surgery, other options include birth control via patch, pill or ring. This can help to decrease the amount of endometrial tissue and decrease pain. If you are not allergic to non-steroidal anti- inflammatory medications consider Motrin or a similar medication. There are stronger hormone therapies if the first steps are not sufficient. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for uterine prolapse?

What is the treatment for uterine prolapse?

Need urogynecologist: This problem generally involves the uterine wall which becomes weak (for example after multiple vaginal deliveries), and there is a dropping of the uterine wall beyond the vagina ( almost like turning a sleeve inside out). Usually, there are urination abnormalities invvolved--this is in realm of urology. Uterine problem--gynecology. Here, consider rx options from a uro-gynecology consultation. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for endometriosis?

What is the best treatment for endometriosis?

Excision: I have to respectfully disagree with dr. Beard. While 80% of patients have pain relief while on lupron, (leuprolide) over half of all patients have a recurrence of pain within a year, some after 6 mos. Complete excision of endo can be done without removing any reproductive organs, and has a 80% chance of curing endo with no recurrence of endo. There are no hormonal side effects like Lupron (leuprolide) has. ...Read more

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What is the recommended treatment for uterine cancer?

What is the recommended treatment for uterine cancer?

Depends on the stage: Surgery is the most important treatment if surgically resectable. If there is invasion of the myometrium greater than 50%, radiation should be given after surgery. If there are multiple nodes involved or a high grade tumor, chemotherapy may be recommended. If advanced disease, chemotherapy alone, hormone therapy or a clinical trial may be recommended. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the latest breakthrough for a-fib?

What is the latest breakthrough for a-fib?

Rotors: The answer already given is correct; there are several new drugs to treat the stroke risk. There is also a new ablation strategy just about to be deployed known as rotor ablation. It targets a different aspect of the process that keeps atrial fibrillation going. This is an approach entirely unlike that we've used for the last 10 years. Stay tuned! ...Read more

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What is the latest treatment for vitilligo?

Vitiligo: Psoralen with ultraviolet a light under the care and direction of a dermatologist with expertise in this area may be helpful in some cases. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for ruptured uterus?

What is the treatment for ruptured uterus?

Ruptured Uterus: You will either have a hysterectomy or a repair of the uterus. There is a chance of you needing blood transfusions and worse, even dying. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for molar pregnancy?

What is the treatment for molar pregnancy?

D&C: Uterine evacuation is the mainstay of treatment, followed by observing HCG levels. In some cases chemotherapeutic agents such as Methotrexate may also be added. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for oligohydramnios?

What is the treatment for oligohydramnios?

Rest: The best treatment is rest, which will increase blood flow to the placenta, improving fetal urine output. Antihypertensive drug therapy may also effective if high blood pressure is present. ...Read more

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What is the latest treatment for Brochiectus?

What is the latest treatment for Brochiectus?

Bronchiectasis: Antibiotics are prescribed when an acute infection of the bronchiectatic area occurs. When there is chronic or repeated infections, surgical removal of the bronchiectatic tissue is performed. A thoracic surgeon is best qualified to evaluate and treat the patient. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for endometrial calcification?

Biopsy: At first, the biopsy should be performed to understand why calcifications are here. And after that treatment. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for menarche?

What is the treatment for menarche?

No treatment needed.: Menarche is the normal time when the first menstrual period occurs. If the periods are very heavy or crampy, then sometimes birth control pills are used to help this. Painful periods are called dysmenorrhea, maybe that is what you meant? Besides birth control, nsaid's like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen) can be used. ...Read more

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What is the role of clomiphene for infertility treatment?

What is the role of clomiphene  for infertility treatment?

Three uses: 1. Women with irregular cycles don't ovulate (release an egg) every month. Depending on the cause such as pcos, Clomid (clomiphene) can help you to ovulate, may be combined with metformin if pcos. 2. Women who ovulate regularly can release 2 or 3 eggs in a month with Clomid (clomiphene) increasing chance of pregnancy with 5-10% risk of twins, 1% triplets. 3. Clomid (clomiphene) challenge test is a well-proven test of egg supply. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for fibroids?

What is the best medicine for fibroids?

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 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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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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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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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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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?

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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 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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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

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1 1/2 weeks ago I had a large fibroid that calcified to a grapefruit size in uturus wall. What is the best treatment so we can have more babies?

1 1/2 weeks ago I had a large fibroid that calcified to a grapefruit size in uturus wall. What is the best treatment so we can have more babies?

Local consult a must: Whether or not you need to do anything depends on where this is located. If it intrudes or would intrude on the womb during pregnancy or interfere with getting pregnant will influence the need.Removal may or may not be realistic and the recovery period before considering pregnancy is also something only your local docs can decide. ...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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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'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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Dr. Qamar Khan
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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)

Benign tumors made of muscular and fibrous tissues that typically develop in the ...Read more