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What's the best treatment for uterine fibroids?

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Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

The "best" treatment depends on many things.
.Do they bother you? Are you done having kids? Are they growing rapidly? You definitely need to discuss options with your doc, but they include doing nothing, minimally invasive surgery removing just fibroid, minimally invasive types of hysterectomy, open hysterectomy, uterine artery embolization. Find the option that best fits your needs/desires.

In brief: Depends

The "best" treatment depends on many things.
.Do they bother you? Are you done having kids? Are they growing rapidly? You definitely need to discuss options with your doc, but they include doing nothing, minimally invasive surgery removing just fibroid, minimally invasive types of hysterectomy, open hysterectomy, uterine artery embolization. Find the option that best fits your needs/desires.
Dr. Caren Reaves
Dr. Caren Reaves
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Dr. Scott Kramer
Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Surgery if Symptoms

No medication permanently shrinks fibroid tumors.
If you have symptoms options exist to help improve them: myomectomy (cutting out fibroids, repairing uterus) for women who desire future pregnancy hysterectomy (fibroid uterus removal), preferably laparoscopic or vaginal routes, best choice if family complete uterine artery embolization - injection of foam to block uterus blood supply.

In brief: Surgery if Symptoms

No medication permanently shrinks fibroid tumors.
If you have symptoms options exist to help improve them: myomectomy (cutting out fibroids, repairing uterus) for women who desire future pregnancy hysterectomy (fibroid uterus removal), preferably laparoscopic or vaginal routes, best choice if family complete uterine artery embolization - injection of foam to block uterus blood supply.
Dr. Scott Kramer
Dr. Scott Kramer
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