In the treatment of uterine fibroids, the most important thing is to detect the tumor timely and slow down its growth. For this, conservative therapy is assigned thatmostly administered on an outpatient basis.
If you are diagnosed with uterine fibroids, experienced German gynecologists will help you. In our clinic, the first step on the way to complete cure is non-surgical treatmentof uterine fibroid. Itincludes a complex conservative therapy involving the hormonal drugs intake.
In recent years, the newer medications for non-surgical treatment and prevention of uterine fibroidsareused in our clinic, which contributes to recovery in the shortest possible time.
Due to timely prescribed medication for uterine fibroids, nodules in the uterus are reduced significantly and symptoms disappear. Subsequently, you need routine examinations and ultrasound to monitor possible growth of residual myomas to their original size.
Non-surgical therapy is prescribed for small uterine fibroids in early stages of development and with slow rate of myomagrowth.
Drug treatment of uterine fibroids prevents further development of uterine benign tumors and helps maintaining reproductive function.
Hormonal medicines are one of the options for uterine fibroids. Theiradministration inhibitsthe ovulation cycle. As a result, the patient has an “artificial” menopause. Usually, the duration of the course lasts at least for six months.
Hormone therapy for uterine myomas is effective if the tumor has not reached the critical size (up to 12 weeks and up to 2 cm in diameter).
Sometimes, hormone therapy is used to reduce myoma before it is removed. Mostly, huge myomas cannot be treated with drugs and require immediate surgical intervention.
Typically, a doctor selects several hormonal drugs that complement each other: gestagens, androgens and combined contraceptives.
Like any other medication, hormones have a number of contraindications. It is not recommended to take medications after the onset of menopause, with dynamically developing osteoporosis, allergies to the components and reactions from the digestive organs.
Often the progressive growth of myomas is accompanied by heavy bleeding. Massive blood loss can lead to anemia. Therefore, maintenance therapy is required to prevent severe depletion of the body.
For such conditions, doctors prescribe to patients vitamin complexes containing the following elements:
- Vitamin K to normalize blood clotting and stop intensive uterine bleeding.
- Vitamin E, which significantly affects the female hormonal background, helps to ensure normal health conditionduring “temporary menopause”caused byintake of hormones and prevents the formation of blood clots.
- Vitamin Ahelps the body get rid infections.
- VitaminB improves the functioning of the neuroendocrine system.
- Folic acid, which takes an active part in hematopoiesis and cell renewal, is no less effective in the treatment of uterine fibroids.
Treatment of uterine fibroids without surgery also includes such procedures as uterine artery embolization and FUS (or thermal ablation).
Using these methods helps achieve no less effective results than with surgical intervention.
Embolization of the uterine arteries is a relatively new therapeutic technique, but it has already become popular among patients of our clinic. The procedure involves puncturing the femoral artery and introduction a special agent through a catheter. The purpose of the procedure is to block the blood flow in the arteries supplying nutrients to fibroids, after which they aredeprived of oxygen and, then, gradually dissolves.
Advantages of embolization: it excludes the formation of a secondary tumor, has short rehabilitation and helps preservere productive function. With this method, treatment is carried out regardless the size of lesions.
FUS ablation is a unique technique, widely used in the treatment of uterine fibroids in Germany. The essence of the method is to destroy the tumor by ultrasound remotely under the control of MRI.
The procedure lasts about four hourson the average. The method is based on using sound waves to eliminate fibroids. Focused waves heat the tumor up to a temperature of 70-85°. As a result, thermal necrosis of fibroid tissue occurs.
The main advantages of this technique are the absence of blood loss, preservation of the uterus and highly effective results, even in the treatment of multiple myomas.
The procedure is not carried out in the following cases:
- Overweight (over 100 kg).
- More than 5 fibroids with a diameter of 5 cm.
- Adhesions in the pelvic area.
- Contraindications to MRI.
- If a patient has a scar after abdominoplasty, as ultrasound may burn the previously operated area.
- Fibroids are located on the back of the uterus.
Studies have shown that in women who had the FUS ablation procedure, fibroids decreased by a factor of 2.
Non-surgical treatment of fibroids is reduced to the assignment of a number of sparing procedures. In the early stages of the disease, we will help you recover completely without any surgery.
Doctor talent and many years of experience are the main means in the fight against gynecological diseases in our clinic. Treatment assumes the careful control of the quality of the services provided, and our personnel are always affable and well-wishing. That is why women from all over the world trust the specialists of our clinic.
After a checkup, you will be prescribed medication for fibroids. Our gynecologists and surgeons will do their best to help you get away from the disease and normalize the functioning of the reproductive system. With our help, nothing will prevent you from becoming a happy mother.