Nothing/Something. Some women don't have any symptoms at all. Other women may have crampy, heavier or longer periods. Some fibroids can make it more difficult to become pregnant. There's really a range of symptoms. If fibroids are troubling you, talk with your doc about options: medicine, procedure, surgery. If they're not bothering you, you don't have to do anything at all.
Pain and/or bleeding. Depending on the size and location, fibroids can cause heavy or painful periods, pelvic pain or pressure/bloating, changes in urination or bowel movements, miscarriages or infertility. Fibroids are very common and many women have small fibroids that do not cause any symptoms at all.
Not sure. Fibroids are benign tumors of the uterus. They are associated with painful, heavy periods. I am having trouble finding what 'fibro' is exactly. My guess is that it will be ineffective unless it contains something like Ibuprofen or naproxen.
What are the risks and side effects of uterine embolisation for fibroids? Can it shut down ovarian function and trigger menopause?
Rarely. Overall, the risk of complications from uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is quite low. Infection is the most serious risk, sometimes requiring hysterectomy. There is a small risk of premature menopause, seemingly higher in women over 40. It is probably more difficult to get pregnant after UFE. But overall it is an effective, safe procedure for symptomatic fibroids.