Enlarged Fibroid Uterus

Curing Enlarged Fibroids in the Uterus

Author: Elle Nash

I wanted to talk to you about curing enlarged fibroids in the uterus. A fibroids is a lot scarier than it actually is, but it is a benign tumor that grows around the reproductive organs of a female like the uterus. The key here is that it is non-cancerous and not a problem themselves. The real problem is that their existence causes complications with the whole reproductive process. If you're someone that is looking to get pregnant, fibroids may actually make it difficult for you. You could also be experiencing severe cramping and even bleeding caused by their existence. I wanted to talk to you about curing enlarged fibroids in the uterus.

Doctors have a very simple solution for this problem, which basically means they don't have the first clue about what causes them or what they can do about it. Currently doctors offer major surgery to cut them out. I suppose theoretically this would be fine, but these tumors are typically embedded in the reproductive organs and you can't simply cut them out. Typically the reproductive organs have to be removed. I suppose that is fine for those that are experiencing pain and bleeding problems, but for someone looking to get pregnant, this just isn't good enough.

Curing enlarged fibroids in the uterus can be done a much different way. The problem with fibroids is that they're in the way. They get big and cause problems. The size of them are directly linked to your estrogen hormone, so if you lower your estrogen, the fibroids will start to shrink. As they shrink, the complications disappear, so pain and bleeding disappear, as well as making pregnancy more probable. Estrogen can be lowered by simple diet and exercise changes, or you can work with a doctor on aggressive hormone therapy if needed.

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8 comments to Enlarged Fibroid Uterus

  • Drew  says:

    enlarged uterus w/fibroid tumors?
    I have had lower abdominal pain. My Gyne told me that my uterus was the size of a 14 week uterus and that I had a few fibroid tumors. He said I could try living with the pain or get a hysterectomy w/o taking my ovaries out. Granted I am not having more kids and I am only 35. I am not sure what to do, the doctor just seemed so carefree about taking it out! Has anyone had something similar and if so, what did you do??? HELP!

    • robyn  says:

      Hello. I am a surgical tech. The reason he is carefree about it is anymore hysterectomy’s are pretty standard, not THAT big of a deal. If you are not planning on having any more children, then just have it removed to be pain free. I know that any surgery is scary, but ask him about his approach. Vaginal, abdominal, laproscopic assisted vaginal. It is a pretty common surgery, and easy to preform. I would do it if I were you, it will be better for you in the long run.

  • STACEY B  says:

    why do I have a very enlarged uterus I have no fibroid or ovarian cysts just had a hysterectomy 1 week ago?

    • me.  says:

      ask your doctor/nurse.

  • jojammum48  says:

    fibroids, enlarged uterus, enlarged ovary(malignant)?
    My uterus is enlarged (1/3 again), 2 fibroids 5x5cm each and ovarian cyst about 5x5cm. Upper fibroid attached to bowel, lower fibroid attached to main artery to left side of Uterus. Cancer of ovary contain. Am waiting operation to remove all. Anyone had the same?

  • Nikki  says:

    Who has been diagnosed with an enlarged uterus?
    Ok, I got a late start in life, finally met the man of my dreams at 40 and have been told because of fibroid tumors, my uterus is enlarged and although I could get pregnant, it will be a nightmare. Anyone had this and had a health baby??

  • ahanda  says:

    My ultrasound showed a 8.4 * 8.0 cm fibroid in the posterior wall of my uterus is this a big fibroid?
    My uterus is enlarged the size of 11.2 * 8.1cm, my ovaries are normal and also my kidneys could having this fibroid stop me from becoming pregnant PLEASE HELPPPPPPPPPPP PLEASEEEEEEEE could I have some response ASAP PLEASEEEEEEEEE thank you

    • rose  says:

      Help for Women With Fibroids
      c. 2002 Susun S. Weed

      Wise Woman herbal and home remedies are simple, safe ways to help yourself when you have a diagnosis of uterine fibroids.

      Uterine fibroids are solid muscle tissue growths in the uterus. They are also called fibroid tumors, myomas, or leiomyomas. Fibroids occur so frequently (in up to half of all women over forty) that they could be considered a normal irregularity. The occasional fibroid can become enormous (medical literature reports one that was 100 pounds!), but the majority (80%) remain as small as a walnut.

      Fibroids are the number one reason American women have hysterectomies.

      The causes of uterine fibroids are unknown, but estrogens, especially estradiol, promote their growth. After menopause fibroids disappear. But because estrogen levels can rise during the early menopausal years, previously asymptomatic fibroids may grow in the years just before the cessation of menses, resulting in symptoms such as feeling of heaviness in the belly, low back pain, pain with vaginal penetration, urinary frequency or incontinence, bowel difficulties, or severe menstrual pain and flooding.

      Women of color are three to nine times more likely to have fibroids than white women, and theirs will grow more quickly.

      Fibroid tumors are not cancer, not malignant. Tumor means a swelling or a growth, not a malignancy, not cancer. Less than 0.1% of all uterine fibroids are malignant.

      Small fibroids often disappear spontaneously. Larger fibroids are more difficult to resolve, but not impossible to control with natural measures.

      • The “root chakra” (lowermost energy center in the body, which includes the uterus) said to store unexpressed anger. It is believed that any unwanted growths in these organs can be countered by allowing the anger to safely discharge.

      • One woman’s fibroids (and menstrual cramps) disappeared within three months of beginning a vigorous exercise program. Exercise helps insure regular ovulation, and irregular ovulation seems to worsen fibroids.

      • Consuming three or more servings of whole grains or beans daily not only reduces the size of fibroids but offers protection from breast and endometrial cancers as well.

      • Red clover flowers (Trifolium pratense), are one of my favorite infusions, but use during the menopausal years may increase difficulty with fibroids.

      • Strengthening the liver with herbs such as dandelion, milk thistle seed, or yellow dock root helps it metabolize estrogen out of the body, thus reducing fibroids.

      • Vitex or chasteberry tincture, 25-30 drops two to four times daily, often shrinks small fibroids within two months. But results come from long-term use — up to two years.

      • Ask someone to burn moxa over the area of the fibroid while you envision the heat releasing the treasures in your uterus. What is locked up in this fibroid? What can you give birth to?

      • Acupuncture treatments can shrink fibroids.

      • Poke root (Phytolacca americana), used internally as a tincture (1-10 drops per day; start small) and externally as a belly rub oil, has gained a reputation as a profound helper in relieving pain and distresses from fibroids. CAUTION: Poke is considered poisonous; it is not often found for sale. This is one remedy you may have to make yourself to try.

      • Warm castor oil packs on the belly, or ginger compresses (soak a towel in hot ginger water) relieve pain and help shrink the fibroids.

      • The use of progesterone to treat women with uterine fibroids is hotly debated. One side holds that fibroids are created by lack of progesterone. The other side makes, to my mind, the better case: that progesterone increases fibroids. Evidence? Fibroids increase in size during pregnancy, when progesterone production is high, and atrophy after menopause, when progesterone levels decrease. Whichever side is right, eating more whole grains and beans usually changes estrogen/progesterone ratio for the better and shrinks fibroids.

      • Reduce fibroids by reducing your exposure to estrogen: avoid birth control pills, ERT/HRT, estrogen-mimicing residues from herbicides and pesticides used on food crops (eat organically- raised products). Tampons that are bleached with chlorine may mimic the bad effects of estrogen, too.

      • Lupron (leuprolide acetate), a drug which induces “artificial menopause”by shutting down the body’s production of estradiol causes a significant decrease in fibroid size within 8-12 weeks. Fibroids do regrow to about 90 percent of their original size when the drug is withdrawn however.

      • Major advances have been made in surgical treatments for women with fibroids. There are many options now besides hysterectomy (removal of the uterus), including hysteroscopic resection, uterine embolization, myomectomy, and suprecervical hysterectomy. Since these are fairly new procedures, take the time to find a surgeon who is skilled in the procedure.

      • Hysterectomy can be a life-saving procedure, but by the age of sixty, more than one-third of American women will have given up their wombs to the surgeons. The presence of non- symptomatic fibroids is never sufficient reason, to my mind, for a hysterectomy. Of my students and apprentices who have had hysterectomies because of fibroids, those who “did their homework” — that is, helped themselves before and after their surgery with all the tools at their disposal — seemed to fare much better than those who did not.

      • With very few exceptions, no woman is healthier without her ovaries. So, even if you elect a hysterectomy, keep your ovaries.

      These Wise Woman ways, and lots more, are in my book New Menopausal Years the Wise Woman Way, available from http://www.ashtreepublishing.com. They are arranged in order of risk: the safest first, the most dangerous last. If you have a uterine fibroid and it is a problem, begin with the mildest remedies first. Set a time limit for your use of any remedy, but, except in an emergency, don’t go on to stronger remedies until you are sure the safer ones aren’t effective for you. As with any advice, you are the best judge of what works for you.

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