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Non-medical fibroids treatments

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whatdoIget Tue 27-Oct-15 01:33:19

I've recently been diagnosed with uterine fibroids. I'm lucky in that they're not causing heavy or painful periods, but I can feel that my womb is enlarged and I'd like it back to its proper size!
Has anyone got any advice about dietary changes and/or supplements that might shrink the fibroids? I'd like to avoid hormones and surgery if possible. Tia

whatdoIget Wed 28-Oct-15 09:04:15

Bump?

whatdoIget Thu 29-Oct-15 16:23:03

Bumping again smile

specialsubject Sat 31-Oct-15 18:18:32

no evidence. Eating properly never hurts general health, of course. But even the alternative practitioners say that there's nothing.

your call to refuse treatment.

Wolpertinger Sat 31-Oct-15 20:53:00

There isn't any. You can live with it or have conventional medical treatment, sorry.

AttilaTheMeerkat Sun 01-Nov-15 12:46:01

Unfortunately such things do not make any difference whatsoever, surgical treatments will be needed.

A myomectomy is surgery to remove the fibroids from the wall of your womb. It may be considered as an alternative to a hysterectomy if you still would like to have children.

However, a myomectomy isn't suitable for all types of fibroid. Your gynaecologist can tell you whether the procedure is suitable for you based on factors such as the size, number and position of your fibroids.

Depending on the size and position of your fibroids, a myomectomy may involve making either a number of small incisions (cuts) in your tummy (keyhole surgery) or a single larger incision (open surgery).

Myomectomies are carried out under general anaesthetic, and you'll usually need to stay in hospital for a few days afterwards. After having a myomectomy, you'll be advised to rest for several weeks while you recover.

Myomectomies are usually an effective treatment for fibroids, although there's a chance the fibroids will grow back and further surgery will be needed.

amarmai Sun 01-Nov-15 23:20:00

fibroids are extremely common as women approach menopause. 99% are non cancerous. They can cause bleeding and may be supported by the body belt some use in pregnancy. I was offered a hysterectomy for mine and declined. They were uncomfortable as they grew larger before they shrank on their own. I avoided intake of food laced with hormones e.g. non grass fed beef and soy products which mimic estrogen. Def do not take the supplemental hormones that some doctors push on menopausal women.

specialsubject Mon 02-Nov-15 13:10:59

taking no medication is everyone's choice. And of course medication may not work.

just don't complain if you refuse all treatment and continue to suffer.

love the idea that doctors 'push' medicine. Are you suggesting that women are unable to think for themselves?

whatdoIget Mon 02-Nov-15 13:21:23

Thanks for all the replies. I haven't seen a gynaecologist yet, but just wondered if there was anything I could do that would help. It seems not though.

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