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Are there available medicines that could dissolve fibroids?

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Dr. John Kirk
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Not exactly

Fibroids are smooth muscle tumors usually of the uterus.
While there are no medicines that "dissolve" the fibroids, gnrh agonists such as Lupron (leuprolide) will cause them to shrink in premenopausal women because the medicine blocks estrogen production which is needed for them to grow. Also uterine artery embolizaton will usually cause shrinkage. Finally, MRI guided focused ultrasound can help remove them.

In brief: Not exactly

Fibroids are smooth muscle tumors usually of the uterus.
While there are no medicines that "dissolve" the fibroids, gnrh agonists such as Lupron (leuprolide) will cause them to shrink in premenopausal women because the medicine blocks estrogen production which is needed for them to grow. Also uterine artery embolizaton will usually cause shrinkage. Finally, MRI guided focused ultrasound can help remove them.
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