Treatment Of Uterine Fibroid

Treatment of Uterine Fibroid

Uterine fibroids: Uterine fibroids are benign tumors of the uterus (the womb) and the single most common indication for hysterectomy.

Uterine fibroids can be present, but be inapparent. However, they are clinically apparent in up to 25% of all women and cause significant morbidity (disease 00004000 ), including prolonged or heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pressure or pain, and, in rare cases, reproductive dysfunction. Both the economic cost and the effect of fibroids on the quality of life are substantial.

Since most fibroids stop growing or may even shrink as a woman approaches menopause, the physician may simply suggest “watchful waiting.” With this approach, the physician monitors the woman’s symptoms carefully to ensure that there are no significant changes or developments and that the fibroids are not growing.

In women whose fibroids are large or are causing significant symptoms, treatment may be necessary. Treatment will be determined by your physician(s) based on:

Watchful waiting

If you’re like most women with uterine fibroids, you have no signs or symptoms. In your case, watchful waiting (expectant management) could be the best course. Fibroids aren’t cancerous. They rarely interfere with pregnancy. They usually grow slowly and tend to shrink after menopause when levels of reproductive hormones dropUterine artery embolization is a new procedure aimed at preventing the need for major surgery. The method stops the blood supply that makes fibroids grow. The long-term effects of this procedure are still unknown, and the safety of pregnancy after this procedure is questionable.

A laparotomic myomectomy (also known as an open or abdominal myomectomy) is the most invasive surgical procedure to remove fibroids. The physician makes an incision in the abdominal wall and removes the fibroid from the uterus. A particularly extensive laparotomic procedure may necessitate that any future births be conducted by Caesarean section.

Watchful waiting. If your fibroids don’t cause symptoms, treatment isn’t needed. Your doctor may want to check the fibroids at each of your annual gynecological exams to make sure they aren’t growing.

Taking birth control pills, which can help control excessive menstrual bleeding caused by fibroids. However, there are possible side effects, including high blood pressure, blood clots and higher risks of heart or liver disease. Studies suggest that fibroids will come back after treatment ends.

Increase consumption of fruits, vegetables and also green leafy vegetables in your diet. Vegetables and fruits are packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants, and many other substances, which together are very beneficial for your health.

Increase your consumption of cold-water fish like wild salmon to 3 times a week, fish such as salmon, tuna, mackerel and cod. Farmed salmon is often artificially colored with added synthetic pigments to mask its naturally-occurring, unappetizing pale gray color.

Myolysis involves using electrical current passed through a needle to destroy blood vessels that supply the uterine fibroids and allow them to grow. This procedure, which usually is performed through a small incision in the abdomen, may affect fertility.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    what is treatment of uterine fibroid?
    my mother had two intramural fibroids of 15mm.12mm and 23mm.19mm ,in body region in anterior wall.an intramural fibroid of 12mm.10mm near right cornu. she had a recurrent leucorrhoea and with itching and burning.give me advice what i should do,

    • ANSWER:
      Uterine fibroids that have become a nuisance (or cause pain) can be surgically removed. Make an appointment with an OB GYN. They may refer her to a surgeon. It depends as to whether the doctor thinks its the right thing to do.

      Tell your mother to insist that they get removed. So doctor think they know whats best without considering a patients quality of life.

  2. QUESTION:
    Uterine Fibroid! Does any one have personal knowledge of a natural treatment called FIBROID CLEAR?
    I know there are loads of info on this on the net, but I’m hoping for information from people with first hand knowledge about this form of treatment.

    How effective is it?
    How long does it take?
    How much does it cost?
    Any side effects?
    Is it FDA Approved?

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry, NOTHING works.
      I had a horrible fibroid, and had to get a Myomectomy.
      Fibroids come from too little progesterone in the system.
      Too little progesterone in the system comes from stress via poor food choices, alcohol, not enough sleep, or emotional stress.
      NEVER EVER take progesterone pills or Depo-Provera to “fix this”.
      Correct that which is hurting your body, and get the myomectomy.
      Do NOT NOT get a HYSTERECTOMY.

  3. QUESTION:
    uterine fibroid and treatment/conceiving?
    I’m 27 years old and have just been diagnosed with fibroid; ultrasound report says enlarged uterus has a 3cm x 2cm and a 4cm x 2.4 post. Fibroid near fundus, a 2.4 x2.4 fundal fibroid and a 3cm x 3cm ant. Fibroid. The endometrum measures 1cm. The right ovary has a 3cm x 3cm simple appearing cyst.

    I had an hysterscopy and endmetrial biopsy yesterday. I’m scheduled for laproscopy and a/d&c next. I’m wanting to conceive a baby but the dr seems doubtful of that happening 🙁 anyone who either has personal experience with this or is in the medical Field/I would really like some advice thank you!

    • ANSWER:

  4. QUESTION:
    pain on lower right side, possible uterine fibroid?
    ive had this pain on my lower right side now for over 2 years . sometimes it goes away for a bit and other times its so strong it makes me sick to my stomach. ive been to pee dr.s , OBs poo Dr.s and my reg. dr. and no one knows what it is . the other day i got a letter from my old OB from years ago about a convention on treatment option for uterine fibroid . i didn’t know i had this , apparently my old OB forgot to tell me. could this cause this much pain? does anyone out there have this? help please im going out of my mind and when i ask the Dr for some pain meds to help me deal with it they give me altrams like im some druggie , they don’t work they only make me high and keep me from sleeping.
    ** altrams are the same thing as tramadols

    • ANSWER:
      It’s possibly uterine fibroid.

  5. QUESTION:
    Fibroid Tumors?
    Han anyone ever sufferend from these. What are some alternative treatments. I have heard of a new treatment-UFE Uterine Fibroid Embolization, has anyone ever heard of this procedure?

    • ANSWER:
      I have a friend that has had uterine fibroids before but she did a different treatment.

      I’ve heard of UFE before and read good things about it and can be very helpful for controlling fibroids depending on their location.

      I have the link to a site that may help you find even more information. The link is at:

      http://forums.obgyn.net/womens-health



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