Fibroid Studies

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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), 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:
    Can having a fibroid tumor limit my chances of getting a scholarship to teach and study overseas?
    I want to teach English in S.Korea, and the application asks if I have a disease. I have a fibroid tumor and I was wondering if putting this on the application could limit my chances of getting accepted? Do you think it would be okay if I didn’t put it on there?

    • ANSWER:
      No.
      Having a Fibroid Tumor? Is not classified as a disease.

  2. QUESTION:
    I’m 21 years old and I have a 14 pound fibroid tumor…?
    I’m 21 years old and I have a 14 pound uterine fibroid tumor. My insurance won’t cover any treatment of it because it’s a preexisting condition. I’m told it’s very rare for a white female my age to have a tumor this size…so I’m wondering if you think a medical school or something might want to remove it for free so they can do a study on me? How would I find out about something like that?

    • ANSWER:
      That won’t happen due to their blanket malpractice policies. They cannot take on that burden not knowing the results. You will have to have your family come up with cash, as this must be removed. This is a horrible situation, but I know you wouldn’t want to go to another country for your surgery. The thing is that on the operating table, there could be a complication, and there would need blood or more anesthetics. That has to be paid for. A fibroid tumor is rather common, so it doesn’t need study per se. I had one removed during what was supposed to be an abdominal hysterectomy. Yours is one case where family must band together for the greater good.

  3. QUESTION:
    How many days it takes to release an egg from the ovary? what is the most fertile period of a women?
    I had a fibroid and it had been removed on the last year January.After that I’m trying to get pregnant and unfortunately I’m infertile. Last follicular studied which I did after my last period showed a follicle which is 22.24 mm and still it is not released from ovary.So my
    question is how many days it takes to release an egg from the ovary and what is the most fertile period of a women?

    • ANSWER:
      Here’s a good page:

      http://www.amazingpregnancy.com/pregnancy-articles/261.html

      The short answer is 24 hours. If live sperm were waiting at the time the egg is released that would be good. Otherwise, there is 24 hours for sperm to reach the egg; and if none do it will deteriorate, and the second half of the menstrual cycle will commence.


  4. QUESTION:
    Large partially pedunculated fibroid leiomyoma 10.2 x 8.6 x 9.7 of the anterior uterus… HELP?
    In a way I can tell I’m blessed why? In 2008 I used to blame myself and others who caused a car accident that I was in. I lost so much after that accident not being able to have the very good health and physic I used to have. From 162 no I weight 210. I went to so many doctors after my accident because my neck and back was really in pain. I finally found a doctor who did thank lord give me hope that everything could go back to normal. Until the other day my chiropractors to finish my treatment cause my insurance almost with no balance, he told me that he will MRI my back. When they did they found and confirmed that I had a herniated disc L5-S1 that this accident had make worst because a previous chiropractor told me I had a disc problem before 3 days before the accident etc… But that MRI for my back shows a growing mass inside my pelvic. They send me for a pelvic ultrasound. Also the days of the MRI my tummy to the right side move so much that was crazy and I was extremely dizzy. Result came like that:

    Age: 26
    Sex: Female

    History: Pelvic pain with heavy menses.

    Finding: utilizing a full urinary bladder as an acoustic window, the pelvis was evaluated and the uterus is in a normal anteverted/anteflexed orientation measuring 8.4 x 9.8 x 8.0 cm. The uterus contains a very large anterior complex leiomyoma, which measures 10.2 x 8.6 x 9.7 cm. The right and left adnexa are normal. There is no free fluid within the cul-de-sac.

    Impression: There is a large soft tissue mass involving the anterior uterus almost certainly representing a large partially pedunculated leiomymoma, which measures 10.2 x 8.6x 9.7 cm. This is an otherwise normal study.

    I had so many symptoms related to this now I realized when I make search, I though it was normal to have these symptoms or I was like that but I was in silence sick.

    -I always had heavy period since a teen
    -around 2 to 3 days
    -only when lose weight in 2007 my period is around 5 to 6 days with no pain at all.
    -sometimes painful period who changed to be worst now, and right side got worst in last 3 years with clog blood peace going aout.
    -constipation on and off but now for my period this month my belly got so big and bloated and I was constipated now I started going again.
    -I always fell pain when I’m ovulating like I’m having my period on my right ovaries side and pain bit after period since 1 year ½ now.
    -My right side belly itch me so much when I eat sugar or bad food or fell like biting me inside to my skin.
    -when I crave too much sugar and eat really too much I have a gluant mucus think like mucus and clear going out my vagina with no smell, sometimes itch lightly. When I take the GSE grapseed oil it’s ok.
    -under my skin all over my body something fell like stuff crawling.
    -end 2007/start 2008 after doing a master cleanse I start noticing theses itch on my right side belly. And I was for 2 months on and off yeast infection diagnosed was Candida vaginitis.
    -during the cleanse fell like one day my right ovary need to go out like something pulling out.
    – I never tried to cleanse my body ever since.

    Please God is giving an opportunity to heal myself. By showing me that I have been sick for years trough all this tragedy, I discover it. Please give me information about my condition anyone is welcome/ what food to eat and not/ what life to lead/ what supplement to takes/ what natural medicine is good/ what surgery is involved/ do this fibroids turn into cancer. HELPPPPPPP PLEASE.

    I will see a doctor this Tuesday and hope better news and hope he tells I will be able to have 1 baby.

    • ANSWER:
      You need to direct these questions to your doctor.

      Generally, people on Answer Yahoo aren’t intelligent enough to write complete sentences, much less offer medical advice, answer questions or give opinions.

      Good luck… wait til Tuesday!!!!!!

  5. QUESTION:
    Large partially pedunculated fibroid leiomyoma 10.2 x 8.6 x 9.7 of the anterior uterus… HELPPPPPPPPPPPP?
    In a way I can tell I’m blessed why? In 2008 I used to blame myself and others who caused a car accident that I was in. I lost so much after that accident not being able to have the very good health and physic I used to have. From 162 no I weight 210. I went to so many doctors after my accident because my neck and back was really in pain. I finally found a doctor who did thank lord give me hope that everything could go back to normal. Until the other day my chiropractors to finish my treatment cause my insurance almost with no balance, he told me that he will MRI my back. When they did they found and confirmed that I had a herniated disc L5-S1 that this accident had make worst because a previous chiropractor told me I had a disc problem before 3 days before the accident etc… But that MRI for my back shows a growing mass inside my pelvic. They send me for a pelvic ultrasound. Also the days of the MRI my tummy to the right side move so much that was crazy and I was extremely dizzy. Result came like that:

    Age: 26
    Sex: Female

    History: Pelvic pain with heavy menses.

    Finding: utilizing a full urinary bladder as an acoustic window, the pelvis was evaluated and the uterus is in a normal anteverted/anteflexed orientation measuring 8.4 x 9.8 x 8.0 cm. The uterus contains a very large anterior complex leiomyoma, which measures 10.2 x 8.6 x 9.7 cm. The right and left adnexa are normal. There is no free fluid within the cul-de-sac.

    Impression: There is a large soft tissue mass involving the anterior uterus almost certainly representing a large partially pedunculated leiomymoma, which measures 10.2 x 8.6x 9.7 cm. This is an otherwise normal study.

    I had so many symptoms related to this now I realized when I make search, I though it was normal to have these symptoms or I was like that but I was in silence sick.

    -I always had heavy period since a teen
    -around 2 to 3 days
    -only when lose weight in 2007 my period is around 5 to 6 days with no pain at all.
    -sometimes painful period who changed to be worst now, and right side got worst in last 3 years with clog blood peace going aout.
    -constipation on and off but now for my period this month my belly got so big and bloated and I was constipated now I started going again.
    -I always fell pain when I’m ovulating like I’m having my period on my right ovaries side and pain bit after period since 1 year ½ now.
    -My right side belly itch me so much when I eat sugar or bad food or fell like biting me inside to my skin.
    -when I crave too much sugar and eat really too much I have a gluant mucus think like mucus and clear going out my vagina with no smell, sometimes itch lightly. When I take the GSE grapseed oil it’s ok.
    -under my skin all over my body something fell like stuff crawling.
    -end 2007/start 2008 after doing a master cleanse I start noticing theses itch on my right side belly. And I was for 2 months on and off yeast infection diagnosed was Candida vaginitis.
    -during the cleanse fell like one day my right ovary need to go out like something pulling out.
    – I never tried to cleanse my body ever since.

    Please God is giving an opportunity to heal myself. By showing me that I have been sick for years trough all this tragedy, I discover it. Please give me information about my condition anyone is welcome/ what food to eat and not/ what life to lead/ what supplement to takes/ what natural medicine is good/ what surgery is involved/ do this fibroids turn into cancer. HELPPPPPPP PLEASE.

    I will see a doctor this Tuesday and hope better news and hope he tells I will be able to have 1 baby.

    • ANSWER:
      Fibroids are clumps of uterine extra tissue overgrowths, some do not cause any discomfort and the ones that are larger and that will need to be surgically removed through an incision like a c-section to basically go into the uterus . If you are 26 years old, and want children, make sure that they leave your ovaries, tubes and uterus intact and NOT TO REMOVE THEM and only remove the fibroids. However, if your doctor suggests that something be removed so the fibroids don’t come back and start growing again? Ask him what your options are. Don’t be afraid to ask your doctor all the questions you have. Make a short list and take it with you to your appointment. Be ready with some questions.

      You will be OK. Have faith, and speak to someone at Social Security and start some benefits, you need to speak to a counselor, a dietician, and you need alot of support, emotional and medically. And try to have someone with you all the time, because you shouldn’t be alone in this.



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