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Surgery And Uterine 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 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
Alternatives: Fibroids can be shrunk with use of Lupron (leuprolide) 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
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 3 more doctor answers
Yes: Some fibroids do not need surgery. Fibroids that cause bleeding, pain, increase in size, prevent pregnancy or put pressure on different organs need treatment. Sometimes, bleeding can be controlled with birth control pills or repo provera (medroxyprogesterone). Bleeding may also be controlled with embolization. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Surgery if necessay: Uterine fibroids common. When the grow and exend t above umbilicus with active bleeding formal laparotomy with hystere3ctoy may be needed. Otherwise if small laparoscopy can be used. Alternative treatments include cryosurgery, fibroid embolization, magnetic Resonancde Guided Fibroid ultrasound and at times fibroid myomectomy ...Read more
It shouldn't be: Any surgery can be serious. But if surgery for fibroids is indeed necessary (it isn't always), there are several surgical approaches. Laparoscopy and laparotomy are two of them. In certain situations, the fibroid uterus may be removed vaginally. Tho there are risks with any type of surgery, the risks are minimized in experienced hands with good pre-operative preparation. Pls ck with your surgeon. ...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
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
Neutral: Same as before the surgery, assuming complete recovery. ...Read more
I just got diagnosed with uterine fibroids and I am 37 no kids . Had miscarriage 4 yrs ago and the dr told me to do open myomectomy surgery?
Do it!!: I do not obviously know how large the fibroids are or their location but I trust that if your doctor is recommending a myomectomy, it is indicated. I will say, at 38 year old and no kids, you don't have much time so I recommend getting to it pronto if you want to heal and still have time to try for natural conception. Good Luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
29 y/o f w/ 2 exophytic subserosal uterine fibroids on the right side of the pelvis. Anterior 6.5 x 5.9 x 7.3 cm; posterior: 10.3 x9.1x 9 cm.Surgery?
That depends: On if you are done having children, or would still like the option to try. Those are pretty big measurements, and could possibly complicate every aspect of pregnancy.They can also keep growing--sometimes very quickly and can get quite large. You are close to the threshold of being able to do a vaginal hysterectomy at all.Wait too much longer, and you might have no choice but abdominal. Talk to doc. ...Read more
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