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Surgery And Uterine Fibroids
Uterine fibroids is also known as Fibroid. 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
Not likely: No medication or procedure will completely get rid of fibroids, though some may help them to shrink and thus reduce bleeding. Medications include gnrh agonist or ulipristil (not fda approved for that purpose). Procedures include uterine artery embolization and MRI guided focused ultrasound. Each has pros and cons so talk to your doctor about your options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fibroids: The only way to currently & truly "get rid" of any fibroid is surgery. The best situation is a solitary smaller fibroid that is accessible to hysteroscopic resection where there are no incisions other that in the uterus, or uterine artery embolization or using freezing or microwaving but these only "shrink" the tumors and in my opinion are quite experimental. ...Read more
Am 37 years old, no kids want kids but I resently found out I have fibroid in my uterus I don't want to have surgery because they want to take my wounds out so that mean I can't have kids am not excepting that. There's got to be another way to get rid af
I have suffered from uterine fibroids for years. Is there a solution that will not involve surgery?
Absolutely yes: Consider uterine fibroid embolization (ufe). It is performed by interventional radiologists physicians specifically trained in minimally invasive procedures. It can be performed as an outpatient, treats all the fibroids in the uterus, and is successful at relieving symptoms in >90%, and covered by insurance. There is no need to suffer and no need to have surgery you don't want. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a uterine fibroid about 60, 3* 63.6 mm in size i wanted to know if it's too big to remove or if it can be done with surgery ?
Do you have symptoms: If you don't have symptoms then it is hard to make asymptomatic better. If you have pain, bloating, bleeding, any of the things fibroids can cause then you could potentially be treated with hormomes, surgery or uterine fibroid embolization. Talk with your gynecologist. Uterine fibroid embolization (ufe) is done by interventional radiologists. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am having surgery next week to have uterine fibroids taken out, and I am so scared to be put under. How can I stay calm?
General anesthesia: Most patients are afraid before surgery, often about anesthesia. It is quite normal to have this fear. Okay to talk to the anesthesia provider before or at the preoperative time. General anesthesia is very safe, effective and helpful during your surgery. However, you do have some choices, so discuss with your team. Be well and good luck. ...Read more
Alternatives: Fibroids can be shrunk with use of Lupron Depot medication used over a period of months, but the change is reversible when the medicine is stopped. Fibroids can also be treated by Uterine Fibroid Embolization which is done by interventional radiologists and is not surgery. Neither one is appropriate if one is hoping to conceive. ...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
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