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Fibroid Treatments Options

Fibroids are non – begin growing along the wall of uterus. These often remain undetected in the early ages of girls. The basic reason reported for the occurrence of fibroids is changing level of estrogen in the body. Until now a women with growing fibroids was considered a candidate of hysterectomy i.e. removal of uterus. However this treatment is marked by certain drawbacks as the women cant produce a child after undergoing this treatment. Hysterectomy may have other side effects, both physical and psychological.

Hysterectomy for the uterine fibroids has been based on uterine size. Once the uterus reaches the size that it would be in the 12th week of the pregnancy it would be time to perform a Hysterectomy. The decision was based mainly on the volume of such fibroids that could shield the presence of uterine cancer. The physicians considered it safer to remove the uterus than to harbor a growing malignancy. But the times have changed now. Now there are equipments and treatments like Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) that can effectively determine the presence of growing tumor and avail suitable treatments. This has resulted in to considerable fall in level of fibroid hysterectomy operations.

If the Fibroid is becoming troubles some then the surgeon can remove the tumor alone, leaving the uterus intact. This treatment is called Leiomyomectomy. This may leave the wall of uterus weakened and the pregnancy that occurs latter will be delivered by caesarean section. 20 to 30 percent women of reproductive age have fibroids, though not all have been diagnosed.

Usually women with Fibroids may experience symptoms such as excessive or painful bleeding during menstruation, bleeding between periods and a feeling of fullness in the lower abdomen, frequent urination resulting from fibroid that compresses the bladder, pain during sexual intercourse or low back pain. Also reproductive symptoms such as infertility, recurrent spontaneous abortion and early onset of labor during pregnancy have been attributed to Fibroids. In rarest cases fibroids can compress or block the fallopian tube.

Fibroid often remain undetected. Many physicians have realized that the fibroids may not require any intervention or may require limited treatment. For women with fibroids that are not symptomatic the best therapy is watchful waiting. For women who experience occasional pelvic pain or discomfort a painkilling drug will be effective. As Fibroids are estrogen dependent, several attempts have been made to control them by reducing the level of estrogen. The use of GnRH (gonadotropin-releasing hormone) has proved to be effective in this context, but it of limited application as well.

Women should also consider Uterine Artery Embalisation. This leaves the uterus intact in a non surgical procedure. Poly vinyl particles are placed into the uterine artery at a point just before the nexis of vessels spread out into the uterine tissue. The particles flow into the vessels and clog them. This prevents the Fibroids from receiving the constant blood supply. They cause and require the Fibroids shrink over time.

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About the Author:
Glyn Jones has been taking a insight of issues related to Fibroid and been consulting the patients who have under went Fibroid Treatment and is now serving our MRTherapyCenter with his services.


Frequently Asked Questions

    MRI guided Ultrasound surgery for uterine fibroids?
    Has anyone had the mri guided ultrasound surgery for fibroids? Im currently weighing out my options and wondered what others had to say about this procedure. Also was pregnancy successful once this procedure took place, if so, how long did it take to conceive after the surgery?

    • ANSWER:
      if you are serious about getting pregnant you must completely avoid any kind of surgical procedures. There are a number of natural options for uterine fibroid treatment which provide permanent cure. All surgical procedures with the exception of hysterectomy provide only temporary relief from the problem. This is because medical science is yet to idenitfy the root cause of fibroids. Surgery merely removes the fibroid tumors and not its root cause.

      There are a number alternative methods of treatment for uterine fibroids which systematically work to eliminate each and every probable cause of fibroids.

    Mri- guided ultrasound therapy for fibroids?
    My wife has a 15 cm fibroid. She is 50 years old and just graduated from engineering school. She would like to get a job, but a hysterectomy will put her out of the market for longer than she’d like. Uterine Arterial Embolization is not an option since she is allergic to iodine used in the procedure.

    My question, has anyone had MRI-guided ultrasound therapy for this condition? How id it work? Any leads on where it might be performed (other than Mt. Sinai) in the Northeast?


    • ANSWER:
      I did not have this procedure (I had hysterectomy) but I wonder if you read these sites:

      I hope this helps. By the way if your wife’s hysterectomy is not a total one, i.e. if its not an Abdominal, after which complete recovery usually takes four to eight weeks. But instead has a vaginal or laparoscopic procedure then most women are able to return to normal activity in one to two weeks.

      So this is also another option to consider. Good luck.

    Are fibroids, endometrial hyperplasia or polyps a precursor to cancer?
    I’m 44 and had heavy menstrual bleeding. Ultrasounds and MRI showed three small fibroids, focal complex hyperplasia and polyps. I’ve been trying natural remedies which have improved menses dramatically, no longer heavy, nor as painful. Should I still have hysteroscopy or other procedure done, or does the resolution of symptoms mean I’m OK?

    • ANSWER:
      Not a precursor to cancer. Chances are the pain and bleeding will return. Interuterine scraping is another option, but I hear it is painful and not always effective. Hysterectomy may be another option for you if you just want to be done all together.

    Have anyone done MRI-Guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) for theTreatment of Uterine Fibroids.?
    Can you teal me how it work and how it help you after you have done? Any side defect?

    • ANSWER:
      yes. ive done an mri. it stinks! it isnt painfull or anything, you have to stay inside this tiny machine for about 45 minutes without moving AT ALL!!!! if you have an itch on your nose yoou cant scratch it. you cant open your mouth and if you sneeze, they have to do the whole 45 minutes all over again! you cant twich! you can only blink! i need to get another mri in december so, i hope i helped. 🙂

    What to do if MRI shows fibroid tumors?
    I hurt my back at work 2months ago and was sent for MRI recently. Just saw my orthopaedic surgeon and he says my MRI shows several fibroid tumors but he didnt really go any further in to detail. Like, do I see an ob/gyn, do I not worry about it, is it serious, etc? All he talked about was my back, and seemed very unsure about the fibroids and was just reading the info off of the radiologist’s report.
    Any advice, please?

    • ANSWER:
      You should see your ob/gyn, no question about it. Fibroid tumors, just like ovarian cysts, etc. are part of the reproductive area right? You will feel better if you have this checked out by a professional in that medical field. Normally though, fibroid tumors aren’t too much to be alarmed about but can cause pain and problems in your menstrual cycle, etc. However, every person, every woman is different. It is good that he didn’t discuss the fibroid tumors since it is not his place to or his expertise. good luck

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