What are uterine fibroids?
Uterine fibroids are common benign, non-cancerous growths arising in the uterus. Uterine fibroids most affect women of childbearing age. A single or multiple fibroids may appear. The location may vary from case to case.
Can Homeopathy treat uterine fibroids?
Yes, Homeopathy can cure uterine fibroids. Uterine fibroids fall in the category of diseases that the conventional mode of medicine class as surgical by nature. And as in all such cases, Homeopathic medicines work wonders to the extent that they can even do away with the need for surgery. Homeopathic medicines help manage the symptoms of uterine fibroids as well as dissolve them. The extent of recovery depends on the size of the fibroid and intensity of symptoms. Some top rated Homeopathic medicines for uterine fibroids include Fraxinus Americana, Thlaspi Bursa Pastoris, Ustilago Maydis, Sabina Officinalis and Trillium Pendulum.
What are the various types of uterine fibroids?
There are three types of uterine fibroids – subserosal fibroids, sub mucosal fibroids and intramural fibroids. Subserosal fibroids grow outside the uterus wall. The sub mucosal fibroids grow inside the uterus. The intramural fibroids grow between the uterus muscles.
At what age are women more likely to get uterine fibroids?
Uterine fibroids mainly affect women around the age of 30–40 years. Fibroids tend to decrease in size after menopause.
What causes uterine fibroids to form?
The exact cause of uterine fibroids is not yet known though a woman with a positive family history of uterine fibroids is at a higher risk. Appearance of uterine fibroids during childbearing age suggests that female hormones estrogen and progesterone play a key role in their formation. Obesity is another factor that puts women at a higher risk of developing uterine fibroids.
How can I tell I uterine fibroids, are there any overt symptoms?
Small fibroids may not show any symptoms at all. When uterine fibroids are large, they cause symptoms such as heavy menstrual bleeding, painful periods, prolonged periods, frequent periods, pelvic pain, pain during intercourse, frequent urination, constipation and painful defecation (passing stool).
What does investigation of uterine fibroids involve?
An ultrasound of the pelvis helps diagnose uterine fibroids. It will reveal the number, location and size of the uterine fibroids.
Are uterine fibroids cancerous growths?
No uterine fibroids are not cancerous, they are benign (non-cancerous) growths.
I have had heavy menses from months now. Could it be due to uterine fibroids?
Heavy bleeding during menses is one of the key symptoms of uterine fibroids. However, heavy menstrual bleeding may also arise from other causes. Few other causes of heavy menstrual bleeding include endometriosis, uterine polyps and adenomyosis. Final diagnosis may require further investigation.
Do uterine fibroids show any urinary symptoms?
Urinary symptoms may or may not arise in case of uterine fibroids. Where uterine fibroids develop in the anterior part of the uterus, they put pressure on the urinary bladder and lead to frequent urination.
Can uterine fibroids cause constipation?
Yes, uterine fibroids may cause constipation, but not in all cases. Constipation is usually seen in case of uterine fibroids that grow in the posterior part of the uterus. Fibroids in the posterior part of the uterus put pressure on the bowels and lead to constipation.
Is lower back pain a symptom of uterine fibroids?
Yes, lower back pain is one of the symptoms of uterine fibroid. But all women having uterine fibroids will not experience lower back pain. Lower back pain in uterine fibroid cases arises when the fibroid grows in the posterior aspect of the uterus.
Can I conceive if I have a uterine fibroid?
Uterine fibroids may cause difficulty in conception, but not in all cases. Whether a woman having uterine fibroids will or will not conceive depends upon the location and size of the uterine fibroid. There are chances of a miscarriage in few types of uterine fibroid.
What are the complications linked with uterine fibroids?
The complications that may arise from uterine fibroids include very heavy menstrual flow, anaemia, twisting of the fibroid and infertility.
Can uterine fibroids regrow after surgery?
Yes, there are chances of uterine fibroids reappearing after surgery as the surgery removes the fibroids on the surface, but the root cause of the fibroid formation goes undertreated in the modern system of medicine.
I have multiple uterine fibroids, the largest 5cm. My doctor has advised surgery. Can Homeopathic medicines dissolve these fibroids?
Homeopathic medicines can definitely dissolve these uterine fibroids so that there is no need for surgery. Homeopathic medicines start by controlling the symptoms of uterine fibroids and in time, the uterine fibroids start to dissolve.
How much time will it take to dissolve my uterine fibroids once I start Homeopathic treatment?
The time taken to completely dissolve uterine fibroids under Homeopathic treatment will vary from case to case. It will depend on several factors such as the size of uterine fibroids, number of uterine fibroids and the individual body’s response to Homeopathic medicines.
FAQs – Homeopathic medicines for uterine fibroids
Which Homeopathic medicines would you rate best for treating uterine fibroids?
Some very effective Homeopathic medicines for treating uterine fibroids are Thlaspi Bursa Pastoris, Sabina Officinalis and Fraxinus Americana. Thlaspi Bursa Pastoris is indicated where menses are copious, frequent and prolonged. Sabina Officinalis will serve well for uterine fibroids where the menses are bright red, profuse and contain clots. Last mentioned medicine Fraxinus Americana is effective for uterine fibroids with bearing down sensation.
Which Homeopathic medicine would you advise for uterine fibroids with heavy menstrual flow?
Calcarea Carb and Sabina Officinalis are two very effective Homeopathic medicines for uterine fibroids with heavy menstrual flow. Calcarea Carb is most suitable in case of uterine fibroids with heavy menstrual bleeding and periods that are prolonged. Sabina Officinalis is considered for uterine fibroid cases where heavy periods are accompanied by passage of clots.
In case of uterine fibroids with prolonged menses, which Homeopathic medicine will help?
Homeopathic medicine Thlaspi Bursa Pastoris will be extremely beneficial in treating uterine fibroids cases where symptoms include prolonged menses, around 10-15 days. Menstrual flow is also very heavy in such cases.
I have uterine fibroids with very painful menses. Which Homeopathic medicine can I take?
Homeopathic medicines Belladonna and Sepia Officinalis are most useful in dealing with uterine fibroids with painful menses. The symptoms to look out for before prescribing Belladonna are painful cramps during menses, bright red and gushing menstrual flow. Homeopathic medicine Sepia Officinalis will work best in case of griping, burning or bearing down pain in the uterus during menses.
I experience dark menstrual flow due to my uterine fibroids. Which Homeopathic medicine would you suggest?
Homeopathic medicine Ustilago Maydis is the most effective prescription for uterine fibroids with dark menstrual bleeding. Bleeding from the uterus sometimes forms long, black strings in such cases.
Which Homeopathic medicine is advised for treating frequent menses from uterine fibroids?
Frequent menses from uterine fibroids is treated well with Homeopathic medicine Thlaspi Bursa Pastoris. The menses are prolonged and copious in nature.
Is there a Homeopathic medicine for frequent urination from uterine fibroids?
I have seen wonderful results with Homeopathic medicine Erigeron Canadensis in cases of frequent urination due to uterine fibroids.
I have uterine fibroids and pass clots with menstrual bleeding. Which Homeopathic medicine will help my condition?
Homeopathic medicine Sabina Officinalis is the most suitable medicine for treating heavy clots in menstrual bleeding due to uterine fibroid.
My uterine fibroids give me back pain. Which Homeopathic medicine do you think will bring relief?
Trillium Pendulum and Kali Carbonicum are very helpful Homeopathic medicines in treating back pain from uterine fibroids.
Which Homeopathic medicine can we take for painful intercourse due to uterine fibroids?
For treating pain during intercourse as a result of uterine fibroids, Homeopathic medicine Sepia Officinalis would be most effective.
In case of uterine fibroids with heavy bleeding and anaemia, which Homeopathic medicine would you recommend?
China Officinalis and Ferrum Met are two well recognised Homeopathic medicines for successfully treating uterine fibroids where symptoms include heavy bleeding and anaemia.
Homeopathic Medicines for Uterine Fibroids
Thlaspi Bursa Pastoris – Effective Homeopathic medicine for uterine fibroids with prolonged menses
Thlaspi Bursa is one of the top grade Homeopathic medicines for treating uterine fibroids with prolonged menses. The menses continue for 10-15 days. Menses appear very frequently as well. The next menstrual cycle appears even before recovery from the periods has occurred. Menstrual bleeding is profuse, with the presence of large clots. Violent uterine colic during menses may also arise. Cramping pain in the uterus during menstruation in uterine fibroids cases is also suggestive of use of Thlaspi Bursa Pastoris.
Calcarea Carb – Useful Homeopathic medicine for treating heavy periods from uterine fibroids
Calcarea Carb is a very useful Homeopathic medicine for treating heavy periods from uterine fibroids. Menses continue for long and may even appear early. Vertigo during menses may arise. Leucorrhea of thick, milky or yellow colour is another complaint that may attend.
Belladonna and Sepia Officinalis – Best Homeopathic medicines for uterine fibroids where menses are painful
Belladonna and Sepia Officinalis are well indicated Homeopathic medicines for uterine fibroids where the menses are painful. Belladonna is best prescribed where there is cramping pain in the uterus during menses, the menses are bright red in colour and profuse. Use of Sepia Officinalis is recommended in case of griping, burning or bearing down pains during menses. Menses start early and are quite copious. Fainting and chilliness during menses may attend. Homeopathic medicine Sepia Officinalis is also indicated for treating painful intercourse in uterine fibroids cases.
Ustilago Maydis – Suitable Homeopathic medicine for uterine fibroids with dark menstrual bleeding
Ustilago Maydis is a highly suitable Homeopathic medicine for uterine fibroids where menstrual bleeding is dark. Clots may also be present in menstrual blood. Uterine bleeding may be stringy in nature.
Sabina Officinalis – Homeopathic medicine for uterine fibroids where clots pass with menstrual blood
In case of menstrual bleeding with clots in uterine fibroid cases, Sabina Officinalis is a significant Homeopathic medicine. The slightest motion increases menstrual bleeding. Pain from sacrum to pubis is another attending feature. During menses, pain in uterus may be present that gets better by lying on the back. Uterine pain may extend to the thighs. Other symptoms include foul, acrid, corrosive, yellow leucorrhoea.
Fraxinus Americana – Excellent Homeopathic medicine for uterine fibroids with bearing down sensation
Fraxinus Americana is a top grade Homeopathic medicine for uterine fibroids which is mostly recommended when the major indicating feature is a bearing down sensation in the pelvis from uterine fibroid.
Trillium Pendulum and Kali Carbonicum – Wonderful Homeopathic medicine for uterine fibroids with back pain during menses
In uterine fibroid cases with back pain during the menstrual cycle, Homeopathic medicine Trillium Pendulum comes highly recommended. The pain may radiate to the hips from the back during menses. Tight binding of the back and hips provides relief. Menstrual bleeding is bright red and gushing. The slightest movement worsens uterine bleeding. Trillium Pendulum is also indicated for inter-menstrual bleeding every two weeks. Another attending feature is faintness from uterine bleeding. Homeopathic medicine Kali Carbonicum is selected when there is violent back pain during menses. The pain gets better from sitting and pressure. The menstrual flow is also copious.
Erigeron Canadensis – Homeopathic medicine for frequent urination in case of uterine fibroids
Erigeron Canadensis is a greatly beneficial Homeopathic medicine for treating frequent urination in case of uterine fibroids. In some cases, painful urination may also arise. The attending features are excessive menstrual bleeding which is bright red in colour. Erigeron Canadensis is also used for inter-menstrual bleeding from slight exertion.
China Officinalis and Ferrum Met – Wonderful Homeopathic medicines for uterine fibroids with heavy bleeding and anaemia
Both China Officinalis and Ferrum Met are very significant Homeopathic medicines for treating uterine fibroids with heavy bleeding and anaemia. Among them, China Officinalis works best when there is profuse, dark menstrual bleeding, clots in menstrual blood, exhaustion and anaemia. Fainting spells may also arise. Homeopathic medicine Ferrum Met is best used where the symptoms include pale, watery, heavy and prolonged menses leading to anaemia. Menstrual flow worsens from the slightest movement. Lower back pain or abdomen pain during menses may be observed.
What lifestyle measures can be taken to aid treatment of uterine fibroids?
Some lifestyle measures that can be adopted to manage uterine fibroids are:
- Obesity management
- Regular exercise
- Eating healthy and taking a diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables