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What Is The Latest Treatment For Intrauterine 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surgery: No medication permanently shrinks fibroid tumors. If you have symptoms options exist to help improve them: myomectomy (cutting out fibroids, repairing uterus) for women who desire future pregnancy hysterectomy (fibroid uterus removal), preferably laparoscopic or vaginal routes, best choice if family complete uterine artery embolization - injection of foam to block uterus blood supply. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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