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Doctor insights on: Surgery And Uterine Fibroids

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Will I need surgery to get rid of my uterine fibroids?

Will I need surgery to get rid of my uterine fibroids?

Fibroids: If you have heavy periods, severe cramps surgery is a good alternative if medication therapy failed. If it s just an incidental finding, just make sure you get a pelvic exam once a year. ...Read more

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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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How can you get rid of uterine fibroids without surgery?

How can you get rid of uterine fibroids without surgery?

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 more

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How to get rid of uterine fibroids without having surgery?

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

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Does Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) get rid of uterine fibroids?

Does Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) get rid of uterine fibroids?

No: Depoprovera and other hormonal medications may reduce fibroid-associated abnormal bleeding, and in some cases may reduce fibroid size. However the symptoms will return when the medication wears off. The fibroids are still there. ...Read more

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Does ablation surgery get rid of fibroids?

Does ablation surgery get rid of fibroids?

Not usually: Ablation impact is on the lining of the uterus (womb). Myomas (fibroids) are mostly in the walls if excess bleeding is caused by fibroids, it is usually not treated by ablation. ...Read more

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Can i get rid of fibroids and keep my uterus?

Can i get rid of fibroids and keep my uterus?

Absolutely: Check out www.Ask4ufe.Com or www.Sirweb.Org for information about uterine fibroid embolization (ufe), a minimally invasive way to treat the fibroids and spare the uterus. ...Read more

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How can I treat uterine fibroids except surgery?

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

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How can I treat uterine fibroids without surgery?

Fibroids: The answer depends on the specifics of your situation and findings. The easiest scenario is the person who has a solitary fibroid that is not significant in size or location in the uterus. ...Read more

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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 more

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My mom has uterine fibroid. Can it be cured without surgery?

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

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How long does it take for complete healing after a uterine fibroid surgery?

Depends: If the fibroid are subserosal on the outside pf the uterus it may be healed in 1 month. In the fibroids are deeper it likely takes about 3 months for good healing and even longer for maximal strength. But no one knows for sure in any individual woman. ...Read more

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How do you treat uterine fibroid (tumer in and on the uterus)? Surgery?

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

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Can uterine fibroid surgery be serious ?

Can uterine fibroid surgery be serious ?

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 more

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Will I have to have surgery right away if i've been diagnosed with a uterine fibroid/tumor?

Usually no: Uterine fibroids are extremely common and may be asymptomatic. Surgery may be needed if fibroids cause symptoms that can be relieved only by surgery. Unless the fibroids are causing profuse bleeding, there would not be a reason to have surgery immediately. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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 more

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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?

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 more

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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

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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)

Abnormal growths that develop in or on a woman’s uterus. It is unclear why fibroids develop, but hormones and family history may influence their formation. Approximately 70% to 80% of women aged 50 ...Read more