Women And Fibroids

Advice For Pregnant Women With Fibroids-Do Not Worry You Can Have Both Uterine Fibroids and a Pregnancy Which is Trouble Free

It is a very exciting experience to plan for a new family or to add to your family. This excitement can often be dampened by worries which you may have about ensuring a safe and trouble free pregnancy. Risks related to uterine fibroids and pregnancy is one of the common causes of such worries.

Will fibroid tumor interfere with your pregnancy or the growth of your baby?

In case you already suffer from fibroids, what are the complications which may arise during the nine months of pregnancy?

Is it necessary to go in for uterine fibroid treatment before you conceive?

Let me start by reassuring you that majority of women with fibroids usually have a normal trouble free pregnancy.

Even though you many have fibroids the chances of your conceiving is the same as women who do not have fibroids. Hence fibroids and pregnancy can happen together.

Many infertile women have fibroids. However, you will be surprised to know that fibroid is not the actual cause of infertility in these women. Statistically only in 2 to 3% of these cases fibroid has been attributed as the reason for the women not conceiving.

Some of the serious uterine fibroids and pregnancy related risks are

1. Fibroid tumors that are positioned in such a manner that they block one or both of the fallopian tubes may be the reason for conception not happening. In these women because of the block caused by fibroids the sperm will not be able to fertilize the egg. Therefore fibroids treatment is a must for these women.

2. Fibroids which are present in the uterus can prevent the fertilized eggs from getting implanted.

3. Fibroids present in the uterus can increase the chances of miscarriage or premature labor.

4. Fibroid tumors in the uterus can also affect the position of the baby in the womb and prevent it from positioning to come out head first.

5. The chances of caesarean section birth are greater in women with fibroids

Once again I wish to emphasize that although there are risks, not all women suffering from fibroids will necessarily have a difficult pregnancy. However being fully aware of uterine fibroids and pregnancy related risks it would be a wise decision to first resort to uterine fibroid treatment before considering pregnancy.

It is possible to shrink fibroid naturally. Fibroids treatment with the help of natural remedies is one of the best ways to get rid of it permanently without resorting to surgery or medicines.

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About the author: I am an alternate medicine practitioner specializing in natural treatment for women’s health problems. Since I am over 40, my body too is undergoing a number of changes and it is a challenge to find a natural cure for these typical women’s issues. I strongly believe in nature cure and see no reason why it cannot solve most of our problems.

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Frequently Asked Questions

    Do you know the spiritual root cause of women having fibroids?
    I’ve read that there is a spiritual root-cause for most diseases, sicknesses, infirmities etc… My mum and sisters and I have fibroids. We are of African descent, and its is prevalent with us women.

    If I knew the spiritual root cause, then I would seek cleansing of this abomination in my belly.
    Please help.

    • ANSWER:
      Obviously one cause for you is heredity. I work with root causes in my life too. I find that healing is very individual for each person. You probably need an intuitive healer to assist you with identifying causes and clearing your fibroids. Metaphysical bookstores or alternative healing centers may have contacts for you of a person who can assist. Sometimes there is a Christian with a gift that could assist you as well. Just ask, in your way, according to your faith, the Divine to direct you in our quest for wholeness.

    Women with fibroids what were your symptoms?
    I have been having very heavy painful periods but short periods no more then 3 to 4 days. I am 37. Lots of small clots. Wondering if this is a sign of having a fibroid? My sister had fibroids recently and bled for like 3 months straight before she got it removed and that is NOt me so Im trying to figure out from those with them what their symptoms are.Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      My periods were lasting 3-4 days and I felt soooo lucky.
      Then while I was vacationing in the Dominican Republic this
      past december, I thought I was okay because I had my period at the beginning of dec. BUT on December 26 I started my period again and it lasted for 15 days !!! I got it again on Feb 02 for 7 days!
      So worried as I was (I’m in your age group by the way) I made an appointment to see my doctor, I didn’t know what it could be, I had always been regular. Was I going through premenopause ?
      Sooo, my doc gave me an internal examination, did a pap smear,
      gave me calcium and Vitamin D and sent me for blood tests and a pelvic ultrasound. I went for my blood tests last week and next Monday the 26th, I go for my pelvic ultrasound. I guess I should find out what is going on by the 2nd week of March. Keeping my fingers crossed !
      Go see your doc ! Don’t take any chances.
      Good Luck.
      You can email me during the 2nd week of March and I’ll tell you what my results show.

    Is there any genetic predisposition to development of fibroids in women?
    Fibroids are masses which commonly develop in the uteruses of women who have delayed child-bearing or stopped producing children at an early age.They lead to massive bleeding and often end in hysterectomy i.e.surgical removal of the uterus.

    • ANSWER:

    How much hormones do they put in meats and dairys? I heard of women getting fibroids from hormones?

    • ANSWER:
      “According to one 2000-2003 survey by the Food Marketing Institute, hormonal additives are entirely illegal in the European Union (EU), as well as in Canada, simply based on the biologic plausibility of health implications, alongside some scant laboratory and animal research. The EU has gone so far as to ban the import of US beef and dairy from treated animals, spurring a small tariff war between them and the US.”

      However if you are still worried because you eat american beef, here is a lot of info:

      Hormones Used in Livestock

      Six steroid hormones are currently approved for use in US livestock to speed lean muscle growth. Both the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and a joint committee of the Food and Agricultural Organization and World Health Organization (FAO/WHO) deemed residues of these additives in meat safe for consumption in 1988. Three of the approved additives are synthetic versions of steroid hormones that occur naturally in both cows and humans: estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone; the other three are synthetic variations that closely mimic these. More than 90% of US livestock are currently injected with these hormones, which can increase production of veal and beef by up to 15%.

      Hormones Used in Dairy Cattle

      In 1993, the FDA and a National Institutes of Health (NIH) panel of experts approved the use of recombinant (i.e., genetically engineered) bovine growth hormone (rbGH). This protein hormone promotes increased milk production as opposed to muscle growth. Its approval came only after extensive review of available data by said organizations that showed the milk of treated dairy cattle to be safe.

      Today, somewhere from 5% to 30% of dairy cattle receive rbGH, and those that do produce at least 10% more milk than other cows. As opposed to cattle raised as livestock, no steroid hormones are approved for use in dairy cattle.

      Suspected Health Concerns

      Too much or little of any hormone can be harmful to the body, and in severe cases can result in an endocrine disorder such as diabetes or hypothyroidism. Additionally, certain cancers are known to be responsive to some hormones in the steroid class. Estrogen is listed as a known carcinogen (most associated with uterine cancer, followed by breast cancer), and progesterone as reasonably anticipated to be a carcinogen, in an updated report by the National Toxicology Program at the Department of Health and Human Services.

      Concerns Over Additives in Beef

      While taking steroid hormones at high doses, such as in hormonal replacement therapy, has been shown to increase risk for some cancers, the amount present in meat products is comparably miniscule. Indeed, the FDA argues that residues of additives in beef are negligible in comparison to levels that occur naturally both in cows and humans.

      Authorities also point out that steroid hormone levels in beef, whether from treated animals or not, are far lower than those found in eggs or milk. Additionally, these levels are dwarfed by high levels of plant estrogens or phytoestrogens present in soybeans, wheat germ, cabbage, broccoli, and many other vegetables. Phytoestrogens have also been shown to be hormonally active in people.

      One lesson from history may largely explain the continued wariness toward hormonal additives even at reportedly negligible doses. The synthetic estrogen hormone, diethylstilbestrol (DES), that was used beginning in the 1950s to fatten cattle and chickens, as well as to prevent miscarriages in women, was found to increase cancer risk in humans. Its use in food production was phased out by 1979, several years after it was pronounced to be a known carcinogen. Receiving ample media coverage, the DES misfortune peaked awareness of the potential dangers of chemical additives in both food and drugs.

      Besides cancer risk, a few other unsubstantiated claims against steroid additives have been made. For example, they have been blamed at least partially for earlier puberty onset in some female populations (also a risk factor for breast cancer), but no epidemiological studies have ever been done on this.

      Concerns Over Additives in Dairy

      As for dairy hormones, critics of rgBH, such as the Consumer Union and the Cancer Prevention Coalition, argue that milk from treated cows contains higher levels of this hormone than milk from non-treated cows. However, rgBH is not recognized as a hormone in the human body, and even if it were, as a protein hormone it is broken down into metabolites in the stomach (unlike steroid hormones, which do pass into the bloodstream when ingested orally), so any health risk is biologically unlikely.

      But, more importantly, critics contend that the milk also contains higher levels of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), a protein hormone that is identical in cows and humans. IGF-1 plays an important role in milk production, bone growth, and cell division. Indeed, Eli Lilly & Co., a manufacturer of rbGH, reported a ten-fold increase in IGF-1 levels in milk of cows receiving the hormone. And while IGF-1 is naturally present in humans, new research does suggest that elevated levels are associated with breast, colon, and prostate cancers. The Harvard-based Nurses Health Study found higher blood levels of IGF-1 in women with breast cancer than in those without. Still, no research has been done to show if drinking milk with higher levels of IGF-1 translates to higher blood levels of IGF-1.

      It didn’t get any exact levels but you might be able to find it on the FDA website.

    Fibroids—-women only please?
    I went to my gynecologist a few weeks ago, and the pap smear was normal. But he said I have some fibroids and he wants to do an ultrasound. That will be in 2 more weeks. I h/b reading on the internet about fibroids, and they are non-cancerous and normal for women to get them. But I’m concerned about the treatment. One method is a non-operational procedure called uterine fibroid embolization done in the hospital to shrink them. This can also trigger menopause. I’m 51 so this wouldn’t be too much of a concern. Another method of treatment is an experimental drug that can have side effects. It didn’t give the name of the drug, or the possible side effects. So my question is, have any of you ever taken this drug for fibroids and if so, did you experience any side effects? Or did you have the fibroid embolization procedure, and what was your opinion? I’m not really worried about anything, but would just like to know what to expect. Thanks in advance for your input.

    • ANSWER:
      I second the natural progesterone approach!
      Fibroids are estrogen-driven. Give your body the “anti-estrogen” it needs, and you may be able to avoid surgery altogether.

      At 51, natural progesterone is something you should probably be using anyway. These fibroids give you a good reason to look into it. DO NOT do the Lupron treatment your doctor is talking about. This is some BAD BAD stuff. Or, he may be talking about the newer alternative to Lupron called Lyrica. Equally bad!

      Dr. John Lee was very successful in treating fibroids with progesterone. Check out his book called “What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause”. He does a fantastic job of explaining – in plain English – what hormone imbalance does to us, and how to correct it.

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