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Posted on Tue, 18 Jul 2017 in Women's Health
Question: I am diagnosed multiple fibroid... intramural and biggest fibroid measuring 3.5*3.2cms.i have a 20 days cycle....lasting for 7 to 8 days.... but this month I got my periods after 10 days and it lasted for 2 days with heavy bleeding.... such that I have to change every 2 hours.....
Is there a need for hysterectomy???
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Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Try controlling bleeding with hormonal pills first.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
For the intramural fibroids, heavy bleeding can be decreased with birth control pills. Anemia may have to be treated with iron supplementation. You should consult a gynecologist and get the birth control pills prescribed. Other than that, levonorgestrel intrauterine devices are also useful.

You can have iron rich foods like liver, lean red meats, beans like kidney, lima, navy, black, pinto, soy beans, and lentils, iron fortified whole grains, green vegetables like spinach, tofu, broccoli, swiss chard, asparagus, parsley, chicken, nuts, egg yolk and dry fruits.

You can have iron supplements along with these foods.
The mainstay of treatment of symptomatic fibroids has been surgery, which could be either myomectomy (removal of the fibroid), or hysterectomy (removal of the uterus). Of these, only hysterectomy ensures that the patient will never suffer from fibroids again.
Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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