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What are some medications for uterine fibroids?

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Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine
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In brief: Different options

Treatment options:1- watchful waiting for minimal fibroid symptoms or when nearing menopause.
2- nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). Birth control hormones (pill, patch, or ring), an intrauterine device, progestin shot (depo-provera) every 3 months for the heavy bleeding, 3- surgical removal for large symptomatic fibroids.

In brief: Different options

Treatment options:1- watchful waiting for minimal fibroid symptoms or when nearing menopause.
2- nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). Birth control hormones (pill, patch, or ring), an intrauterine device, progestin shot (depo-provera) every 3 months for the heavy bleeding, 3- surgical removal for large symptomatic fibroids.
Dr. Sarab Alfata
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Dr. John Lipman
Radiology

In brief: OCPs, NSAIDs

Two types of meds commonly used in treating fibroids are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory meds (ex.
Ibuprofen) and oral contraceptive pills. One NSAID that has specific effects on the lining of the uterus which helps to lighten flow is tranexamic acid. It is given only on the heavy days of the month (up to 5 total) and can lighten the period significantly. Meds should be used with diet/weight loss.

In brief: OCPs, NSAIDs

Two types of meds commonly used in treating fibroids are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory meds (ex.
Ibuprofen) and oral contraceptive pills. One NSAID that has specific effects on the lining of the uterus which helps to lighten flow is tranexamic acid. It is given only on the heavy days of the month (up to 5 total) and can lighten the period significantly. Meds should be used with diet/weight loss.
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