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Shrink fibroids naturally can it really be done?


Originally written 2011/10/31

I’ve written a few posts already that address this very question. Can you really shrink fibroids naturally? No one will be happier than I if this turns out to be possible. I have very large fibroids and I’ve been trying on and off to get rid of them some other way than by having a hysterectomy for the last few years. My latest attempt started back in late spring/early summer when I read that apple cider vinegar can help to shrink fibroids. I didn’t really believe it but I was (still am) desperate to get rid of my protruding stomach, so I figured I’d try it. Here’s an update to the June 2011/August 2011 comparison photo I took for my post “How long does it take to for apple cider vinegar to shrink fibroids?(view post)

As you can see the fibroids aren’t really smaller per se. It’s just me that’s smaller. I haven’t been drinking the apple cider vinegar since about the last week in September. After the last bottle ran out I decided to stop drinking it for the next month to see if it made any difference whether I was drinking it or not. I don’t think it’s made any difference. I had thought for a while that maybe the apple cider vinegar was at least helping me to have increased energy and be able to keep up my workouts, but I’ve still managed to find the energy and keep up my workouts so I don’t think I can make an argument for apple cider vinegar helping to shrink fibroids at this stage. Maybe I’ll try it again starting November 1 and see what happens over the next month.

In the meantime I am still trying to shrink my fibroids with exercise and stress management techniques; and I do believe that it’s been working, not necessarily that my fibroids have been shrinking but my stomach has been getting smaller. Here is another comparison photo. You can see in both shots, one taken August 31st 2011 and the other taken today October 31st 2011, that I do not look 5 or 6 months pregnant. Of course the jacket and the pose help to conceal a lot, which is another aspect of the whole process of fighting back against fibroids ruining your figure that I think is important. You have to learn how to dress and how to carry your body to minimize the protrusion of your stomach.


Looking at the October 31st 2011 denim outfit photo you can’t really see much of a stomach but if you look at the October 31st 2011 shot of me in the yellow dress above you can see I still have a significant protrusion. Both photos taken today but seeming to tell a different story about my progress.

I have to admit I have doubts that it’s possible to shrink the fibroids themselves without some medical procedure, at least when they are the size that mine are; but I’m going to keep trying for that. In the meantime working out regularly and keeping my weight under control is going to be the key for me. I’ll have to keep my stomach trimmed down enough that even with the protrusion caused by the fibroids I can still avoid having to wear maternity clothes.

So my answer to the question “Shrink fibroids naturally can it really be done?” is “I don’t know yet.” I am still trying to do it. It’s taking a while and today I got a little fed up and started thinking maybe the hysterectomy is the way to go; but I’ll try to keep my frustrations in check. It’s not like I can afford the hysterectomy anyway so I might as well keep fighting to get my body back in some natural way.

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My name is Monica. I have fibroids. My fibroids are large enough that they have transformed my figure into something I am still trying to learn how to live with. In the meantime while I try to learn how to live with my fibroids I am also trying every possible method I can find to try to shrink them naturally because I am afraid of the idea of a hysterectomy. I lived with fibroids from 2007 - 2016. I started documenting my experiences on this blog in 2012. On March 7th 2016 I had a hysterectomy out of concern that I might have ovarian cancer. It did not turn out that I had ovarian cancer. The cancer scare forced the hysterectomy I was trying to avoid, and so, I became fibroid free as of March 7th 2016. I will try to keep this blog up and running in the hope that it will be of some use to others going through what I went through.


  1. Thanks for sharing & please know that I can relate. I suffer with the same & I must say that after using apple cider vinegar, initially I believed that the fibroids were shrinking, but all actuality I was just losing weight which made them appear smaller. Once I combined a regular rigorous work with the consumption of the apple cider vinegar, I began to lose so much weight they began to look larger. I also got so frustrated that I too considered hysterectomy. On July 7, I have an appointment with a very incredible surgeon who five years ago removed nine massive sized fibroids & just last year removed a couple of small ones. I’m growing to be extremely tired of the whole process but trying not become hopeless. I ask you please, that if you find a solution, that you would share, I’m almost to the point where I’m willing to try anything.

  2. The japanese herbal medicine Keishi‑bokuryo‑gan has been shown to shrink fibroids in 60% of women who take it. I have been taking it for two weeks while doing abdominal work, i.e. 200 crunches a night and…it’s amazing. My fibroids actually shrunk. My protruding stomach is much flatter. I couldn’t believe it.

  3. I’ve been reading a lot about how proteolytic enzymes dissolve the fibrin. Serrapeptase and Nattokinase are examples, as well as bromelain (pineapples), papain (papaya) and quercetin/rutin (asparagus). I may begin with the bromelain and papain soon, however, right now I am incorporating ginger and turmeric with my teas, and working more on detoxing liver and kidneys with Milk Thistle and Dandelion root. Also taking higher doses of Vitamin D3.
    Gauging progress with this for the next month or so. I’m so close, but still can feel fibroid with slight protrusion in lower abdomen. I’ve also tried doing the Castor oil packs, but have trouble doing it in succession throughout the week.

    • There is another option available called Fibroids treatment called UFE (Uterine Fibroid Embolization shrinks fibroids by blocking their blood supply). The procedure is done by Uterine a Specialist in Interventional Radiology division. Many times the GYN specialists are not aware of the UFE treatment options and they would only recommend for hysterectomy or mymomectomy. I spoke to the interventional radiology specialist and he said UFE is a very common procedure, which has less side effects compare to hysterectomy and the procedure has been started in early 90s’. I been dealing with Fibroids almost 15 years, they always come back to me. I feel very fortunate to have one gorgeous child but I am definitely not ready for hysterectomy. I hope woman like me who suffer for fibroids can be benefit for the UFE procedure.

      • Uterine Fibroid Embolization is a great option, however, it is for women who don’t want kids. For women still looking to, other options should be considered.

        Wish I knew some though, I would have shared. Nothing I have used have worked to shrink my fibroids so far.

  4. Hi my is Roxette and I am 25 years old. never know I have grant fibroid after done utter some got the result doctor told me half of my life gone , I did break down in tears , really don’t what to surgery I am afraid might die, reach point give up every thing and donot know what to do . I wish can be normal young lady but keep thinking about it every day , try to for get it but when I look down saw my belly look so high end up crying . I wish did not end up like this life …….


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