Many times women are advised to wait and watch rather than consider fibroid removal surgery. What they need to know is once small fibroids grow they can actually lead to distortion of the uterus, causing problems with getting pregnant or carrying a child to term and can even lead to hysterectomy. A minimally invasive myomectomy is a good option for women who wish to maintain fertility rather than waiting for the condition to potentially get worse.
When it comes to large fibroids, there are no diet options to reduce them. Once fibroids grow to the point of changing the shape of the uterus or causing severe bleeding and difficulty going to the bathroom, the amount of shrinkage that could occur with diet or medication is not significant to affect daily life or long term fertility. Any decrease in fibroid size is acceptable to help the patient prepare for surgery, but it is not permanent.
The Watch & Wait Method For Large Fibroids Doesn’t Work
CONTRADICTIONS FROM FIBROID DIET STUDIES ACROSS THE WORLD
CIGC has put together findings from various studies on animal products, Vitamin A & caffeine and how they affect fibroid growth: read findings here.
SPARE THE UTERUS WITH MINIMALLY INVASIVE MYOMECTOMY
Minimally invasive fibroid removal surgery is the best treatment for women who still wish to conceive . Existing fibroids that grow during a pregnancy can affect the term of the pregnancy and the safety of the baby. Women dealing with fibroids who have difficulty getting pregnant may improve their chances to conceive naturally after the fibroids are removed, or improve their rate of success with IVF.
Women close to menopause or who are done with childbearing may decide it is better to have a hysterectomy as this is definitive treatment and there is no chance for fibroids to re-grow.
LAAM myomectomy is an innovative fibroid removal procedure developed by minimally invasive GYN surgeons of CIGC: Dr. Paul MacKoul and Dr. Natalya Danilyants. LAAM spares the uterus and the recovery period is only 14 days. Women return to their lives faster and with less pain following safe fibroid removal with only 2 small incisions.
If you would like to go over your options for minimally invasive fibroid removal with fibroid specialists of CIGC, call 888-SURGERY or visit us online to schedule your appointment. Patients residing outside the DC area can benefit from innovative GYN procedures at CIGC through our travel program. For patient stories and feedback, visit online review sites: Dr. Paul MacKoul Reviews | Dr. Natalya Danilyants Reviews.