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.
Homeopathic Medicines for Uterine Fibroids
Thlaspi Bursa Pastoris, Calcarea Carb, Belladonna, Sepia Officinalis, Ustilago Maydis, Sabina Officinalis, Trillium Pendulum, Kali Carbonicum, Erigeron Canadensis and China Officinalis and Ferrum Met are the top remedies used in the treatment of uterine fibroids.
1. Thlaspi Bursa Pastoris – For Uterine Fibroids with Prolonged Menses
Thlaspi Bursa is one of the top grade 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.
2. Calcarea Carb – For Heavy Periods from Uterine Fibroids
Calcarea Carb is a very useful 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 color is another complaint that may attend.
3. Belladonna and Sepia Officinalis – For Uterine Fibroids where Menses are Painful
Belladonna and Sepia Officinalis are well-indicated 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. Sepia Officinalis is also indicated for treating painful intercourse in uterine fibroids cases.
4. Ustilago Maydis – For Uterine Fibroids with Dark Menstrual Bleeding
Ustilago Maydis is a highly suitable medicine for uterine fibroids where menstrual bleeding is dark. Clots may also be present in menstrual blood. Uterine bleeding may be stringy in nature.
5. Sabina Officinalis – For Uterine Fibroids where Clots Pass with Menstrual Blood
In the case of menstrual bleeding with clots in uterine fibroid cases, Sabina Officinalis is a significant medicine. The slightest motion increases menstrual bleeding. Pain from sacrum to pubis is another attending feature. During menses, pain in the 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.
6. Fraxinus Americana – Excellent Homeopathic medicine for uterine fibroids with bearing down sensation
Fraxinus Americana is a top grade medicine for uterine fibroids which is mostly recommended when the major indicating feature is a bearing down sensation in the pelvis from uterine fibroid.
7. Trillium Pendulum and Kali Carbonicum – For Uterine Fibroids with Back Pain during Menses
In uterine fibroid cases with back pain during the menstrual cycle, 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. 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.
8. Erigeron Canadensis – For Frequent Urination in case of Uterine Fibroids
Erigeron Canadensis is a beneficial 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.
9. China Officinalis and Ferrum Met – For Uterine Fibroids with Heavy Bleeding and Anaemia
Both China Officinalis and Ferrum Met are effective 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. 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. 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, medicines work wonders to the extent that they can even do away with the need for surgery. Homeopathy can 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 medicines for uterine fibroids include Fraxinus Americana, Thlaspi Bursa Pastoris, Ustilago Maydis, Sabina Officinalis and Trillium Pendulum.
2. What are the various types of uterine fibroids?
There are three types of uterine fibroids – subserosal fibroids, submucosal fibroids, and intramural fibroids. Subserosal fibroids grow outside the uterus wall. The submucosal fibroids grow inside the uterus. The intramural fibroids grow between the uterus muscles.
3. 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.
4. 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. The 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.
5. 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).
6. 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.
7. Are uterine fibroids cancerous growths?
No uterine fibroids are not cancerous, they are benign (non-cancerous) growths.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. 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.
15. What lifestyle measures can be taken to aid the treatment of uterine fibroids?
Some lifestyle measures that can be adapted to manage uterine fibroids are:
- Obesity management
- Regular exercise
- Eating healthy and taking a diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables