Can drinking hot water shrink fibroids?
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Please let me make it clear to you now. Fibroids are not ice block that can be melted or shrunken by drinking hot water or warm water… Drinking hot water cannot shrink fibroid, don’t waste your time on what will not work.
If you have uterine fibroids, I advise you pay a visit to your gynecologist who will evaluate the fibroid to know the size with a scan and therefore counsel you on the best line of treatment especially if you are trying to conceive or you are having menorrhagia or anemia (from the fibroid masses).
Now that you know that drinking hot water does not shrink or cure fibroid, it is important you know the effective ways if testing uterine fibroids that will give you the desired result.
How are uterine fibroids treated?
Treatment for uterine fibroids can vary depending on the size, number and location of the fibroids, as well as what symptoms they’re causing. If you aren’t experiencing any symptoms from your fibroids, you may not need treatment. Small fibroids can often be left alone. Some women never experience any symptoms or have any problems associated with fibroids.
Your fibroids will be monitored closely over time, but there’s no need to take immediate action. Periodic pelvic exams and ultrasound may be recommend by your healthcare provider depending on the size or symptoms of your fibroid.If you are experiencing symptoms from your fibroids — including anemia from the excess bleeding, moderate to severe pain, infertility issues or urinary tract and bowel problems — treatment is usually needed to help.
Your treatment plan will depend on a few factors, including:
👉How many fibroids you have.
👉The size of your fibroids.
👉Where your fibroids are located.
👉What symptoms you are experiencing related to the fibroids.
👉Your desire for pregnancy.
👉Your desire for uterine preservation.
The best treatment option for you will also depend on your future fertility goals.
The treatment options for uterine fibroids still remains traditional open abdominal surgery especially for large fibroid, there is also modern fibroid surgery methods like laparoscopic fibroid surgery, and uterine fibroid embolization which is very minimally invasive.
There is also the use of medications for fibroid treatment. The mechanism of action of these hormonal medications is to reduce the amount of circulating oestrogen in the blood that helps feed the fibroid masses. With the reduction in oestrogen, the fibroid masses will eventually shrink…. Please note that the risk of recurrence with fibroid shrinking drugs or injections is very high…. Many opt for surgery instead.
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