Dr. Vaishali Sharma provides the Best Fibroids Treatment in South Delhi, GK1, GK2
For women with small fibroid, some doctors may recommend treating the symptoms, such as discomfort or increased monthly blood loss, rather than treating the fibroid. To control growth of fibroid, the doctor may suggest stopping any medication that contains estrogen and may suggest alternatives. For women after menopause, fibroid usually shrink because the level of estrogen decrease, and the symptoms may decrease or disappear.
Until recently, doctors often recommended hysterectomy for women with fibroid that caused excessive bleeding. Fibroid are the reason given for an estimated one-third of the 60,000 hysterectomies performed in Canada each year.
Hysterectomy means removing the womb and sometimes the ovaries as well.Now there are options for treating fibroid other than hysterectomy, such as:
Hormone Therapy, such as Lupron or “GnRH agonist”, mimics menopause to shrink fibroid temporarily. This method could help women near menopause who can follow the treatment until their natural menopause. The possible side effects are the same as in menopause.
Myomectomy is a procedure that removes fibroid while leaving the uterus intact. Depending on the size and locations of the fibroid, this procedure can be done through abdominal incision, with laparoscopy or through hysteroscopic resection. It is still major surgery and requires lengthy recovery time. The major drawback of this method is that fibroid often return.
Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) is a process that involves shrinking the fibroid. The doctor uses fibre-optics to guide a tube to troublesome fibroid, and injects small plastic particles into the blood vessels that serve the fibroid. This blocks the blood supply to the fibroid. Although this technique is less invasive than surgery, little is known about its long-term effects, especially on future fertility.