If you suffer from fibroids, there are options available for treatment besides surgery. A uterine fibroid refers to a mass that grows within the uterus. Almost all fibroids are benign, meaning they are not cancerous. Fibroids manifest in many different ways. Symptomatic women often find fibroids difficult to cope with. Menstrual pain and heavy bleeding are common indicators. The severity of uterine fibroids will determine your treatment. Check out these minimally invasive options.
Help with Symptoms
The low-dose birth control pills inhibit fibroids growth and can help control heavy bleeding caused by fibroids. A medical device containing a progesterone-like substance that can suppress heavy bleeding, known as an IUD, can provide relief. You have hormone receptors all over your body. You can balance these hormones with biogenetics to promote overall health. These specific hormones are designed to treat fibroids and shrink them.
You can try over-the-counter anti-inflammatories for pain relief. Sometimes stronger pain medication is needed due to the intensity of the pain. Although, it is better to treat the underlying issues associated with the medical condition of fibroid disease instead of just managing the pain that is a by-product.
Help with Shrinking the Tissue
By injecting, spraying or implanting GnRHa, or gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists, you can shrink your fibroids. Fibroids may sometimes be removed easier after using these medications before surgery, if that is presented as a treatment option.
Uterine Fibroid Embolization, or Uterine Artery Embolization, involves threading a thin tube into the blood vessels supplying the tumor with blood. Injecting tiny plastic or gel particles into the blood vessels follows. This causes the fibroid to shrink by blocking its blood supply. Uterine Fibroid Embolization can be performed as an outpatient or as an inpatient procedure.
Fibroids MD in New York City is world renowned for the treatment of these painful fibroids. They have been successfully managing this disease for patients just like you for years. Their commitment is to help women who are afflicted by the debilitating symptoms of fibroids including pain and bleeding management, so that you can get on with your best life. Contact them today for a consultation.