Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy
Endometriotic cyst and fibrocystic disease of the breast treated with individualised homoeopathy – A case report
Case report, Conium mac, Endometriotic cyst, Fibro cystic breast, Silicea
Introduction: Endometriosis is one of the benign gynaecological disorders in childbearing women, characterised by the presence of functioning endometrial tissue outside the uterine mucosa. Fibrocystic disease of the breast is the most common and benign lesion among women of reproductive age group seeking medical advice for breast problems during a lifetime. It is characterised by hyperproliferation of connective tissue or fibrosis, which is followed by facultative epithelial proliferation in the breast tissues. Case Summary: A case of a left endometriotic ovarian cyst with multiple cystic lesions in the right breast in a 36-year-old patient successfully treated with individualised homoeopathic medicine is reported. She had severe cyclic lower abdominal pain for more than 7 years, and conventional analgesics and even surgical procedures could not afford relief. Homoeopathic treatment was started with Silicea based on the totality of symptoms and repertorisation and later switched to Conium maculatum as an anti-miasmatic remedy, which showed disappearance of the left endometriotic cyst and reduction in the size of cystic lesion in the right breast with general improvement. The Modified Naranjo Criteria were used to assess causal attribution to the prescribed medicine in this case. Assessment of pain was done using a visual analogue scale. This evidence-based case reported according to the HOM-CASE guidelines suggested that individualised homoeopathic medicines can be used as a useful, safe and non-invasive mode of treatment for ovarian endometriotic cyst, associated with fibrocystic disease of the breast.
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Bhuvaneswari R, Radhakrishnan R. Endometriotic cyst and fibrocystic disease of the breast treated with individualised homoeopathy – A case report. Indian J Res Homoeopathy [Internet]. 2022 Mar 29; 16(2):Article 3. Available from: https://www.ijrh.org/journal/vol16/iss2/3. Free full text article.