Fibroid Enlarged Uterus

Uterus Fibroid Surgery: Reliable Destination India

What are uterine fibr 00004000 oids?

Uterine fibroids (also referred to as myoma, leiomyoma, leiomyomata, and fibromyoma) are benign (non-cancerous) tumors that grow within the muscle tissue of the uterus. Between 20-50% of women of childbearing age have uterine fibroids. While many women do not experience any problems, symptoms can be severe enough to require treatment.

Fibroids range in size from very small (coin sized) to larger than a melon. A very large uterine fibroid can cause the uterus to expand to the size of a six or seven-month pregnancy. There can either be one dominant fibroid or a cluster of many small fibroids.

What are common symptoms of uterine fibroids?

  • Very heavy and prolonged menstrual periods
  • Pain in the back of the legs
  • Pelvic pain or pressure
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Pressure on the bladder which leads to a constant need to urinate, incontinence, or the inability to empty the bladder
  • Pressure on the bowel which can lead to constipation and/or bloating
  • An enlarged abdomen which may be mistaken for weight gain or pregnancy

How do I know if I have uterine fibroids?

During a visit to investigate these symptoms, your doctor will check the size of your uterus. If it feels enlarged, your doctor may order an ultrasound or a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) session, which can confirm the presence, location and size of fibroids. After identifying the size and location of your fibroid(s), and possibly after other diagnostic tests, your doctor may be able to rule out other potentially more serious conditions, and advise you of your options and a recommended course of treatment for the fibroids. If you do not notice any symptoms caused by fibroids there is no need to treat them. Your doctor may want to watch them and check for any growth.

India finds the infrastructure and technology at par with that in USA, UK and Europe. Uterus fibroid surgery is one the common treatments for patients coming to India. The good facilities provided in India are certainly beneficial but also the skyrocketing medical costs and long waiting lists to get treated by the specialists in the western countries are helping Indian medical tourism industry. India is all set to capitalize on the opportunity through low costs and highly trained doctors to appeal to the medical tourists. India has a large pool of professionally qualified doctors, nurses and paramedics. The world-class facilities and infrastructure is further supported by low cost airfare and other facilities related to their stay in India. The hospitals of uterus fibroid surgery in India at Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai and Hyderabad are providing low cost treatment for uterus fibroid without compromising with the health of the international patients. The cost of surgery less when it is compared with the other western countries, It is relatively cheap because that is the way the international economy runs. For more details on uterus fibroid surgery in India please visit http://www.forerunnershealthcare.com and enquiry@forerunnershealthcare.com

About the author: I am Doctor and international health consultant

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    enlarged uterus w/fibroid tumors?
    I have had lower abdominal pain. My Gyne told me that my uterus was the size of a 14 week uterus and that I had a few fibroid tumors. He said I could try living with the pain or get a hysterectomy w/o taking my ovaries out. Granted I am not having more kids and I am only 35. I am not sure what to do, the doctor just seemed so carefree about taking it out! Has anyone had something similar and if so, what did you do??? HELP!

    • ANSWER:
      Hello. I am a surgical tech. The reason he is carefree about it is anymore hysterectomy’s are pretty standard, not THAT big of a deal. If you are not planning on having any more children, then just have it removed to be pain free. I know that any surgery is scary, but ask him about his approach. Vaginal, abdominal, laproscopic assisted vaginal. It is a pretty common surgery, and easy to preform. I would do it if I were you, it will be better for you in the long run.

  2. QUESTION:
    why do I have a very enlarged uterus I have no fibroid or ovarian cysts just had a hysterectomy 1 week ago?

    • ANSWER:
      ask your doctor/nurse.

  3. QUESTION:
    Who has been diagnosed with an enlarged uterus?
    Ok, I got a late start in life, finally met the man of my dreams at 40 and have been told because of fibroid tumors, my uterus is enlarged and although I could get pregnant, it will be a nightmare. Anyone had this and had a health baby??

    • ANSWER:
      Well, the reason that they said it would be a nightmare, is because when fibroids are present in the uterus, it takes up room and therefore the baby has issues because it has high chances of having to be delivered prematurely depending on how many and how large your fibroids are. Many women do end up having healthy babies with uterine fibroids, it just isn’t the easiest pregnancy and birth. I would just discuss the risks with your doctor, and if you decide you do want to get pregnant, then what your plan of care would be with your doctor. Here is a website that offers some really good info on pregnancy and fibroids http://www.pregnancy-info.net/fibroids.html Good Luck!

  4. QUESTION:
    fibroids, enlarged uterus, enlarged ovary(malignant)?
    My uterus is enlarged (1/3 again), 2 fibroids 5x5cm each and ovarian cyst about 5x5cm. Upper fibroid attached to bowel, lower fibroid attached to main artery to left side of Uterus. Cancer of ovary contain. Am waiting operation to remove all. Anyone had the same?

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  5. QUESTION:
    My ultrasound showed a 8.4 * 8.0 cm fibroid in the posterior wall of my uterus is this a big fibroid?
    My uterus is enlarged the size of 11.2 * 8.1cm, my ovaries are normal and also my kidneys could having this fibroid stop me from becoming pregnant PLEASE HELPPPPPPPPPPP PLEASEEEEEEEE could I have some response ASAP PLEASEEEEEEEEE thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Help for Women With Fibroids
      c. 2002 Susun S. Weed

      Wise Woman herbal and home remedies are simple, safe ways to help yourself when you have a diagnosis of uterine fibroids.

      Uterine fibroids are solid muscle tissue growths in the uterus. They are also called fibroid tumors, myomas, or leiomyomas. Fibroids occur so frequently (in up to half of all women over forty) that they could be considered a normal irregularity. The occasional fibroid can become enormous (medical literature reports one that was 100 pounds!), but the majority (80%) remain as small as a walnut.

      Fibroids are the number one reason American women have hysterectomies.

      The causes of uterine fibroids are unknown, but estrogens, especially estradiol, promote their growth. After menopause fibroids disappear. But because estrogen levels can rise during the early menopausal years, previously asymptomatic fibroids may grow in the years just before the cessation of menses, resulting in symptoms such as feeling of heaviness in the belly, low back pain, pain with vaginal penetration, urinary frequency or incontinence, bowel difficulties, or severe menstrual pain and flooding.

      Women of color are three to nine times more likely to have fibroids than white women, and theirs will grow more quickly.

      Fibroid tumors are not cancer, not malignant. Tumor means a swelling or a growth, not a malignancy, not cancer. Less than 0.1% of all uterine fibroids are malignant.

      Small fibroids often disappear spontaneously. Larger fibroids are more difficult to resolve, but not impossible to control with natural measures.

      • The “root chakra” (lowermost energy center in the body, which includes the uterus) said to store unexpressed anger. It is believed that any unwanted growths in these organs can be countered by allowing the anger to safely discharge.

      • One woman’s fibroids (and menstrual cramps) disappeared within three months of beginning a vigorous exercise program. Exercise helps insure regular ovulation, and irregular ovulation seems to worsen fibroids.

      • Consuming three or more servings of whole grains or beans daily not only reduces the size of fibroids but offers protection from breast and endometrial cancers as well.

      • Red clover flowers (Trifolium pratense), are one of my favorite infusions, but use during the menopausal years may increase difficulty with fibroids.

      • Strengthening the liver with herbs such as dandelion, milk thistle seed, or yellow dock root helps it metabolize estrogen out of the body, thus reducing fibroids.

      • Vitex or chasteberry tincture, 25-30 drops two to four times daily, often shrinks small fibroids within two months. But results come from long-term use — up to two years.

      • Ask someone to burn moxa over the area of the fibroid while you envision the heat releasing the treasures in your uterus. What is locked up in this fibroid? What can you give birth to?

      • Acupuncture treatments can shrink fibroids.

      • Poke root (Phytolacca americana), used internally as a tincture (1-10 drops per day; start small) and externally as a belly rub oil, has gained a reputation as a profound helper in relieving pain and distresses from fibroids. CAUTION: Poke is considered poisonous; it is not often found for sale. This is one remedy you may have to make yourself to try.

      • Warm castor oil packs on the belly, or ginger compresses (soak a towel in hot ginger water) relieve pain and help shrink the fibroids.

      • The use of progesterone to treat women with uterine fibroids is hotly debated. One side holds that fibroids are created by lack of progesterone. The other side makes, to my mind, the better case: that progesterone increases fibroids. Evidence? Fibroids increase in size during pregnancy, when progesterone production is high, and atrophy after menopause, when progesterone levels decrease. Whichever side is right, eating more whole grains and beans usually changes estrogen/progesterone ratio for the better and shrinks fibroids.

      • Reduce fibroids by reducing your exposure to estrogen: avoid birth control pills, ERT/HRT, estrogen-mimicing residues from herbicides and pesticides used on food crops (eat organically- raised products). Tampons that are bleached with chlorine may mimic the bad effects of estrogen, too.

      • Lupron (leuprolide acetate), a drug which induces “artificial menopause”by shutting down the body’s production of estradiol causes a significant decrease in fibroid size within 8-12 weeks. Fibroids do regrow to about 90 percent of their original size when the drug is withdrawn however.

      • Major advances have been made in surgical treatments for women with fibroids. There are many options now besides hysterectomy (removal of the uterus), including hysteroscopic resection, uterine embolization, myomectomy, and suprecervical hysterectomy. Since these are fairly new procedures, take the time to find a surgeon who is skilled in the procedure.

      • Hysterectomy can be a life-saving procedure, but by the age of sixty, more than one-third of American women will have given up their wombs to the surgeons. The presence of non- symptomatic fibroids is never sufficient reason, to my mind, for a hysterectomy. Of my students and apprentices who have had hysterectomies because of fibroids, those who “did their homework” — that is, helped themselves before and after their surgery with all the tools at their disposal — seemed to fare much better than those who did not.

      • With very few exceptions, no woman is healthier without her ovaries. So, even if you elect a hysterectomy, keep your ovaries.

      These Wise Woman ways, and lots more, are in my book New Menopausal Years the Wise Woman Way, available from www.ashtreepublishing.com. They are arranged in order of risk: the safest first, the most dangerous last. If you have a uterine fibroid and it is a problem, begin with the mildest remedies first. Set a time limit for your use of any remedy, but, except in an emergency, don’t go on to stronger remedies until you are sure the safer ones aren’t effective for you. As with any advice, you are the best judge of what works for you.



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