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I'm a 56-year-old woman and I have a nine centimeter fibroid on my uterus. I still have regular menstruation and it isn't hurting, but it bleeds a lot. I have little iron in my body. What are your thoughts on having an operation? Or, should I wait until I'm done menstruating and hope the fibroids disappear with less estrogen to feed it? Are there other possibilities?
Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths in your uterus. There are many theories on why this happens, but no one knows for sure. Many doctors believe it's some kind of hormonal imbalance between estrogen and progesterone.
In Dr. Mike's opinion, since it's just one fibroid, you shouldn't jump to surgery. He thinks that you should try taking progesterone to help balance out your hormones. He also suggests uterine artery embolization. This is when you block off your uterine artery that's feeding the fibroids. The third option would include a myomectomy, a surgery that cuts out that one fibroid.
However, he suggests talking with your doctor before trying this (or any) option.
I just borrowed a DVD of yours from the library and I noticed the awesome color of your hair. How can I get mine like that?
Dr. Mike recommends taking Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), an anti-aging hormone made naturally in your body, as well as melon and onion extracts, black sesame, and amaranth.
or call in, toll-free, to the LIVE radio show (1.844.305.7800) so he can provide you with support and helpful advice.