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What's the best treatment for fibroids?
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Dr. Denise Elser
Gynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
Depends on your symptoms & goals.
Are you having pain or heavy bleeding, pelvic pressure or mass in pelvis? Are you planning pregnancy or done having kids? Was fibroid found on us and no symptoms? Options are: observation, hormones, myomectomy (surgery to remove the fibroids), uterine artery embolization, or hysterectomy (remove the uterus).

In brief: Depends
Depends on your symptoms & goals.
Are you having pain or heavy bleeding, pelvic pressure or mass in pelvis? Are you planning pregnancy or done having kids? Was fibroid found on us and no symptoms? Options are: observation, hormones, myomectomy (surgery to remove the fibroids), uterine artery embolization, or hysterectomy (remove the uterus).
Dr. Denise Elser
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Dr. Neeoo Chin
MRI guided ultrasound waves have also been used to treat fibroids.
Dr. John Kirk
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Depends
The answer depends on a patient's goals.
To rid oneself forever from the fibroid challenge a hysterectomy is definitive. A myomectomy removes the fibroids but leaves the remainder of the uterus behind. Fibroids can regrow as it is generally impossible to remove all fibroid cells. Uterine artery embolization will shrink the fibroids but rarely removes them entirely. Medication can help, also.

In brief: Depends
The answer depends on a patient's goals.
To rid oneself forever from the fibroid challenge a hysterectomy is definitive. A myomectomy removes the fibroids but leaves the remainder of the uterus behind. Fibroids can regrow as it is generally impossible to remove all fibroid cells. Uterine artery embolization will shrink the fibroids but rarely removes them entirely. Medication can help, also.
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