How to Treat Uterine Fibroids Yourself

The first thing you need to do is consult your doctor if you have any concerns about having fibroid surgery. You may want to consider it even before trying out some of these natural treatments. Your doctor will tell you what they think are the most effective ways to treat your condition and will suggest which ones would be best for you personally. If your doctor recommends surgery, then it’s very important that you go through with them because there are risks involved in not doing so. Surgery is usually the only way to get rid of fibroids completely.

If you’re wondering whether or not you should see a doctor about fibroid surgery, here are some things to keep in mind:

Your doctor will probably recommend that you see one if you have any symptoms like pain, fatigue, weight gain or other problems. They’ll also likely ask for blood tests and x-rays.

You might need to see a specialist about fibroid surgery. These specialists specialize in treating specific types of tumors. For example, if you have uterine cancer, your doctor will probably prescribe drugs to kill off the tumor cells while leaving healthy tissue intact. Sometimes doctors use radiation therapy or chemotherapy when they’re dealing with other kinds of cancers such as leukemia or lymphoma.

Surgery is a last ditch effort in getting rid of the tumors because it has a lot of potential risks, especially for women who are younger. Your doctor will usually not recommend surgery if you’re young and have healthy organs. The operation can also lead to complications that include excessive bleeding, infection and even organ damage.

Fibroids are benign tumors that grow in the uterus. They might be as small as a bean or as big as a melon. They tend to grow back after being removed so most doctors will try to prevent them.

The important thing to remember is that you shouldn’t ignore the symptoms of fibroids if you have them because they could lead to something more serious such as cancer or organ damage.

How To Detect Uterine Fibroids

While uterine fibroids can be detected through an exam by a doctor, you can also take steps in detecting them yourself.

Uterine Fibroids Symptoms

Some of the symptoms that can indicate you have uterine fibroids include:

Excessive vaginal bleeding during periods.

Longer than usual menstrual cycle, especially if you used to have regular periods.

Pain or Heavy bleeding during menstruation.

Pelvic pain that is present all the time and doesn’t seem to be affected by your menstrual cycle.

Pain during sexual penetration.

These are just some of the most common symptoms, however you may experience entirely different ones. It’s best to see a doctor if you experience any discomfort during your period.

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Treatment of uterine fibroids—is surgery obsolete? by T Tulandi – 2007 – Mass Medical Soc

Uterine fibroids and evidence-based medicine—not an oxymoron by EA Stewart – 2012 – Mass Medical Soc

Sexuality and body image after uterine artery embolization and hysterectomy in the treatment of uterine fibroids: a randomized comparison by WJK Hehenkamp, NA Volkers, W Bartholomeus… – Cardiovascular and …, 2007 – Springer

Uterine fibroids by EA Stewart – New England Journal of Medicine, 2015 – Mass Medical Soc