A 46-year-old member asked:
how can you get rid of uterine fibroids without surgery?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Katherine Sutherland answered
42 years experience Gynecology
Not likely: No medication or procedure will completely get rid of fibroids, though some may help them to shrink and thus reduce bleeding. Medications include gnrh agonist or ulipristil (not fda approved for that purpose). Procedures include uterine artery embolization and MRI guided focused ultrasound. Each has pros and cons so talk to your doctor about your options.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
Dr. Kamal Massis answered
18 years experience Interventional Radiology
UFE: Uterine fibroid embolization is an alternative to surgery. A small device(catheter) is guided to the arteries feeding your fibroids and small particles are used to cut off blood flow and the fibroids die. This is done under x-ray guidance by an interventional radiologist. The risks are very low and the success is high with a much shorter recovery period than surgery.
Answered on Mar 29, 2016
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