Fibroid And Infertility

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Managing Fibroid Pain Naturally

Do you have fibroids? If so, you probably feel just like I did a couple of years ago! I was overwhelmingly relieved that the swelling in my abdomen, the bloating and heavy bleeding weren’t something more sinister, but very frustrated that the treatment options outlined by my doctor were totally inadequate.

Managing fibroid pain naturally is entirely possible, yet my doctor initially advised me to do nothing about my fibroids as they would miraculously “disappear” when I hit the menopause.

Great! I was only in my mid-thirties, with the menopause what seemed like a lifetime away and yet here I was with symptoms which were really spoiling the quality of my life. He seemed to have no real concept of the fact that I was in great discomfort and pain for much of the time and that my fibroids were stopping me doing things I previously enjoyed. For example, I could no longer run, as I leaked urine and felt tired all the time due to anemia.

I went back to my doctors as I couldn’t go on. He outlined various surgical options which sounded reasonable on the face of it but when I investigated further, I was horrified to realize that these were not permanent solutions and that unless something was done to get rid of the root causes of the fibroids, they would regrow even after surgery!

Eventually, after much searching I used natural methods to manage my fibroids which, over the course of a few months reduced in size significantly. I also found that within the system were simple methods for managing fibroid pain naturally and it was often the simple things which really worked well for me.

I found that exercise was one of the keys to help ease my discomfort. I couldn’t do a great deal due to my anemia, but a brisk walk each day really began to help. Also, I found gentle stretching exercises to be beneficial.

One of my favorite methods of pain relief for my fibroids was using heat therapy-in various forms. A good soak in a hot bath could really help and at certain times of the month when the pain was particularly bad, I would take a hot water bottle or heat pad to bed to lay on my abdomen.

Another way of managing fibroid pain naturally is to use gentle massage. Always soothing, massage can also help to increase the blood flow to the uterine area which in turn helps to relieve blood congestion which is a contributory factor in fibroid growth.

Of course, if you are a fibroid sufferer, the very best thing you can do for yourself is to explore ways of shrinking fibroids naturally and there are effective ways in which this can be done, providing you are prepared to put in some effort and take control of your own healing.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Can I see a gynecologist who specializes in reproduction and infertility for a fibroid?
    I found a local gynie who accepts my insurance, but they subspecialize in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. They basically diagnose and provide treatment modalities to overcome infertility, which isn’t my concern. I just want to see a gynie about my fibroid because I haven’t. Would it be wrong to see them about my fibroid? Would they turn me away since I am not particularly interested in having a baby atm?
    I am just afraid that I would be seeing the wrong doctor, since I am just concerned about finding ways to get rid of my fibroid, not in ways of having a baby, which is what they specialize in.

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  2. QUESTION:
    Can a fibroid be the cause of infertility?
    I am 30 and was diagnosed with PCOS almost 10 years ago. I found out I have a 4″ fibroid on my uterus about a year ago. I also had an HSG (hysterosalpingogram) done about a year ago, and it showed both tubes were open. However; the left tube is abnormal and damaged (probably due to an STD that I had when I was a teenager or it could be due to my appendix issues. I had it removed in 2004). With all of these things combined, I am very down about being able to get pregnant.


    My OBGYN doesn’t think I’m ovulating because of the PCOS. But he also feels that the damaged tube could be causing a problem too. The fibroid is also on the left side. Right now I feel a dull achy pain on the left side of my lower stomach area (near the ovaries). I often feel a dull ache on that side, so I’m not sure if I’m ovulating or what.

    I am concerned that the fibroid is the reason I can’t get pregnant, but he is confident that it’s not in the way based on where it’s located. Your thoughts?

    • ANSWER:
      Fibroids may cause infertility in a number of different ways. A fibroid may cause compression on the fallopian tubes resulting in a blockage of the passage of sperm or eggs. A large fibroid may distort the pelvic anatomy sufficiently to make it difficult for the fallopian tube to capture an egg at the time of ovulation. If a fibroid protrudes into the uterine cavity or causes distortion of the uterine cavity, it may present a mechanical barrier to implantation. Some studies have suggested that fibroids in the muscle portion of the uterus may cause an alteration or reduction of blood flow to the uterine lining making it more difficult for an implanted embryo to grow and develop. Another theory suggests that even small fibroids that grow inside of the uterine cavity may act as a foreign body and result in an inflammatory reaction that makes the uterine environment hostile for an embryo to implant.

      For more information visit
      http://pregnancyguidelines.blogspot.com

  3. QUESTION:
    what is the cause and effect of fibroid on a woman?
    I went for infertility diagnosis. The only problem discovered is fibroid. What could be the cause and effect of this. What is the solution as surgical operation on it tend to be a temporary effort. It regrows over time.

    • ANSWER:
      Fibroids are caused by estrogen dominance.
      Infertility can be a progesterone defiency symptom. Seems to fit together, doesn’t it.

      Get some NATURAL progesterone cream to supplement with. It will help you become pregnant and help the embryo to stay attached to your uterine lining!

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      The uterus is one of the first organs to manifest symptoms when a woman’s hormones are out of balance. Two of the most common uterine symptoms of premenopause syndrome are an enlarged uterus and uterine fibroids.

      Women with PMS often experience painful periods which are most often caused when the endometrial linging of the uterus extends into the muscular wall of the uterus.

      When shedding of the endometrium occurs (menstruation) the blood is released into the muscular lining, causing severe pain. Conventional medicine treats this pain with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID’s) such as ibuprofen, but ignores the underlying metabolic hormonal imbalance that caused it.

      Estrogen dominance causes the uterus to grow, and without the monthly balancing effect of progesterone it doesn’t have the proper signals to stop growing. In some women this results in an enlarged uterus that presses on other organs, such as the bladder, and often on the digestive system, and generally causes discomfort and heavy menstrual bleeding. In other women estrogen dominance results in fibroids, which are tough, fibrous, noncancerous lumps that grow in the uterus. Some fibroids can grow to the size of a grapefruit or cantaloupe, causing constant bleeding and such heavy menstrual periods that the blood loss is akin to hemorrhaging.

  4. QUESTION:
    Has anyone tried natural remedies to reverse infertility?
    I have a small fibroid on my uterus and PCOS on my right ovary. The doc has spoken about prescribing clomid, however we have only been ttc for 8 months. My hubby and I would like to wait till 12mths of ttc before I start to take drugs, but I was just wondering if anyone has tried natural remedies to reverse infertility and what your thoughts are. Did it work?

    • ANSWER:
      I didn’t take it long enough to actually witness any results yet, but you could try taking Vitex aka chaste berry. You can order it online at Amazon.com or whatever. It’s a natural supplement that can regulate a woman’s cycle. I have PCOS too, so I know it’s frustrating. Good luck to you!

  5. QUESTION:
    why cant we get pregnant i recently had surgery to remove a fibroid?
    so me and my hubby have been trying to get pregnant for more than a 2yrs. In June they found a fibroid in my uterus and it was huge it made me look 8 months pregnant. so july17 i had surgery called a MYOMECTOMY and they removed it, it was 9lbs!!!!! they told me that’s why i was having infertility problems. my question is we’ve been trying since then and we still have not had any luck. is there anything we should be doing or can someone give me some advise?

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