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UTERINE FIBROIDS TREATMENT
Uterine fibroid (Fibroid uterus) is the most common benign tumor of the uterus. Benign indicates non-cancerous. It is a solid tumor. Uterine fibroid is also called uterine leiomyoma, myoma, or fibromyoma. It is so named because histologically this tumor is composed of smooth muscle and fibrous connective tissue.
Uterine fibroid is more common in females who have never given birth (nulliparous) or in females who have one child and then infertility. Uterine fibroid is mostly seen in the age group 35 to 45 years.
The cause for the development of Uterine fibroid is still unclear. It could be due to Dr. Kiran’s Homeo Life family history, or chromosomal abnormality or because of some polypeptide growth factors involved.
However, there are certain risk factors that could prone to Uterine fibroid formation. The risk factors could be
- Nulliparity (female who has not given birth)
- Obesity and Increased Body Mass Index (BMI)
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
- High-fat diet
- Dr. Kiran’s Homeo Life family history
Other factors bearing reduced risk in Uterine fibroid formation are
- Oral contraceptives usage
There are basically two types of Uterine fibroid based on the location where they are formed.
The fibroids are formed in the Body of the uterus and the fibroids which are formed in the Cervix of the uterus.
Uterine fibroid of the body of the uterus
Uterine fibroids are mostly located in the body of the uterus. When fibroids are formed in the body of the uterus, they are usually multiple fibroids.
With in the body of the uterus, the fibroids are again described based on the position in the body of the uterus. They are
- Interstitial or Intramural fibroids: About 75% are of this origin. These fibroids are formed within the walls of the body of the uterus. Later, they are pushed either outward or inward.
- Subperitoneal or Subserous: These fibroids are covered by peritoneum. They are the intramural fibroids pushed towards the peritoneal cavity. 15% of the fibroids are of this variety.
- Submucous: When the intramural fibroid is pushed towards the uterine cavity beneath the endometrium, it is called a submucous fibroid. This fibroid can make the uterine cavity irregular and distorted. Although only 5% are of submucous fibroid variety it produces maximum symptoms such as metrorrhagia(uterine bleeding at irregular intervals) or they get infected or get necrosed etc.
Uterine fibroid in the cervix of the uterus
Uterine fibroid in the cervix of the uterus is rare. They are positioned either anterior, posterior, later, or central. The interstitial growths tend to displace the cervix or sometimes expand the cervix. The fibroid in the cervix disturbs the structures surrounding the cervical part of the uterus, especially the ureter.
Signs and symptoms
In the majority of females, Uterine fibroid remains asymptomatic, say in about 75% there are no symptoms felt. The symptoms of Uterine fibroid are related to the size of the tumor and the location(anatomical site) of the fibroid.
Uterine fibroid as such is mostly asymptomatic (without symptoms) but as it grows in size, could become symptomatic.
- Irregular menses which includes menorrhagia, metrorrhagia
- Painful menses i.e, dysmenorrhoea
- Pain in the lower abdomen
- Pain in the pelvic region
- Pregnancy-related problems like miscarriage, preterm labor
- Dyspareunia (Difficult or painful sexual intercourse)
- Pressure symptoms such as constipation, retention of urine, pain during urination.
A uterine fibroid may not be easily felt in the initial stages until it is enlarged to a considerable size with the presence of symptoms.
On palpation, a fibroid may feel firm or a little hard.
On percussion, the swelling is dull.
Gynecologist on Bimanual examination will find uterus irregularly enlarged by the swelling felt per abdomen.
Note: Uterine fibroid is confused with Adenomyosis, Bladder fullness, Ovarian tumor, Pregnancy.
What if Uterine fibroid is not treated?
Uterine fibroid being asymptomatic in the initial stages is left unattended and the size grows. Most of the time, the tumor is accidentally found out by the doctor during a routine examination. Therefore when the symptoms appear, comprehensive treatment based on achieving cure should be done. On ignoring the signs and symptoms and also on not getting proper treatment, complications may develop such as Infection, Degenerations, Necrosis, Polycythemia, intracapsular hemorrhage, and intraperitoneal haemorrhage.
What are the complications of Uterine fibroid?
Unnoticed and poor medical management of Uterine fibroid could lead to complications: Degenerations, Necrosis, Infection, intraperitoneal haemorrhage, intracapsular haemorrhage, polycythemia.
And there are instances of life-threatening complications of Uterine fibroid due to severe Anaemia resulting from continued vaginal bleeding, menorrhagia or metrorrhagia. Septicemia or Peritonitis may develop due to prolonged and severe infection. Severe intraperitoneal haemorrhage can occur due to the rupture of veins related to the subserous fibroid.
Signs and symptoms
Why should choose for Homeopathy Treatment?
Homeopathy has specific remedies for uterine fibroid. The action of homeopathic medicines is as per the constitution of the person. The medicines in the homeopathic system of medicines are proven on healthy humans and their sphere of action is noted. Calcarea carb, Calcarea fluor, and other calcarea group remedies are useful in treating tumors extensively. Apis is another remedy for subserous fibroid. For Uterine fibroid with haemorrhage, homeopathic medicines that act best are Lachesis, Phosphorus, Crotalus hor, etc. Homeopathy is the best choice of treatment for treating Uterine fibroid as homeopathic medicines act deep, they are proven for fibroids, they are safe and cause no side-effects, they can help avoid surgery.
Dr. Kiran’s Homeo Life Homeopathy’s SPECIALITY in treating Uterine fibroid?
Dr. Kiran’s Homeo Life Homeopathy strictly follows cardinal principles of Homeopathy which ensures chronic cases such as Uterine fibroid are treated from the root of the disease. There are many diseases where the cause is not known yet. Dr. Kiran’s Homeo Life Homeopathy doctors team have gained experience in treating Uterine fibroid and other such diseases by their own history of successful results they achieved. We assure the patients with Uterine fibroid about the process of cure and what to expect during the course of treatment.
If Ignored Where the disease may lead the patient to?
Can Uterine fibroid put pressure on the bladder?
Yes, Uterine fibroid can put pressure on urinary bladder, ureter, and rectum causing pressure symptoms such as constipation , retention of urine, or pain in the urine.
If I have Uterine fibroid, can I still get pregnant?
Though Uterine fibroid causes fertility issues you can get pregnant. But you should consult a doctor before planning for pregnancy because Uterine fibroid can lead to pregnancy-related problems such as miscarriage, preterm labor, early caesarian section. Therefore it is better to get Uterine fibroid treated before planning for pregnancy. Homeopathy has medicines meant to treat fertility issues out of Uterine fibroid and also remedies for Uterine fibroid without surgery. Most importantly the recurrence of Uterine fibroid can also be stopped with homeopathic treatment.
Is hysterectomy the only way if I have fibroids?
Hysterectomy is definitely not the only solution to get rid of fibroids. Neither it is the best solution. There are various ways by which Uterine fibroid can be treated. Your doctor will assess the location and size of the fibroid and find a solution. Homeopathic mode of treatment has a complete answer and it surely is the way to get rid of fibroids.
Is Uterine fibroid cancer?
Uterine fibroid is a non-cancerous benign tumor. They are not cancer. The word tumor denoted to Uterine fibroid may bring apprehension in people. Uterine fibroid very rarely turns cancerous or get malignant.
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