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are new treatments avaialble for uterine fibroids?

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Dr. Guy VanDell
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Certainly hormone therapy, and surgery can be used, but many fibroids can be managed conservatively. The robot assisted removal has improved outcomes on fibroid removal substantially.
Answered on Mar 20, 2015
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Dr. Robert WorthingtonKirsch
34 years experience Phlebology
Yes: It depends on what you consider 'new.' most women still have hysterectomy for fibroids. Some have myomectomy. Embolization (uae) is effective in ~90% of women and allows them to avoid surgery. Mri guided ultrasound continues to have relatively disappointing results. Medical therapies are being tested which may help women avoid any invasive procedure, but they are several years from being available.
Answered on Sep 21, 2013
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