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I have suffered from uterine fibroids for years. Is there a solution that will not involve surgery?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. John Lipman
Radiology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Absolutely yes
It is performed by interventional radiologists physicians specifically trained in minimally invasive procedures. It can be performed as an outpatient, treats all the fibroids in the uterus, and is successful at relieving symptoms in >90%, and covered by insurance. There is no need to suffer and no need to have surgery you don't want.

In brief: Absolutely yes
It is performed by interventional radiologists physicians specifically trained in minimally invasive procedures. It can be performed as an outpatient, treats all the fibroids in the uterus, and is successful at relieving symptoms in >90%, and covered by insurance. There is no need to suffer and no need to have surgery you don't want.
Dr. John Lipman
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Dr. Lillian Schapiro
If your primary symptom is pressure from the fibroid, an UFE may be an excellent choice. If the primary problem is bleeding and you are finished with childbearing, you may want to consider and endometrial ablation, which is a simple office procedure.
Dr. John Lipman
For fibroid-related bleeding, the problem is the fibroid and ablation does not treat the fibroid (just tries to burn the lining). In addition, a lot of these women with fibroids have bulk-related symptoms (pelvic pain, increased urinary frequency, etc.) that cannot be addressed at all by ablation.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Not knowing the specifics of your case i can only give you general options.
..Embolization, depoprovera, depolupron, Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, aromatase-inhibitors, continuous ocps.

In brief: Yes
Not knowing the specifics of your case i can only give you general options.
..Embolization, depoprovera, depolupron, Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, aromatase-inhibitors, continuous ocps.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. John Kirk
There are always four overarching choices to treat most problems. Doing nothing can be reaonable if you are near menopause and the symptoms are tolerable to wait it out. Second, the medication choices incude those above. Radiological options include uterine artery embolization and Exablate 2000 (MRI-guided ultrasound shrinkage of the fibroids). Surgery comes into play only if the others fail.
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
After you are evaluated by a combination of ultrasound, physical exam, mri, etc to determine the number size and locations of fibroids, several options exist.
Medical therapy with different hormones may help. Uterine artery embolization is an options. And newer ultrasound or MRI guided fibroid destruction procedures are all available. It depends on your individual situation.

In brief: Yes
After you are evaluated by a combination of ultrasound, physical exam, mri, etc to determine the number size and locations of fibroids, several options exist.
Medical therapy with different hormones may help. Uterine artery embolization is an options. And newer ultrasound or MRI guided fibroid destruction procedures are all available. It depends on your individual situation.
Dr. Michael Traub
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Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Fibroids
There is a technique where they use ultrasounds from outside body and coagulates the fibroids.
There is a center in usa doing this .You can google it online.

In brief: Fibroids
There is a technique where they use ultrasounds from outside body and coagulates the fibroids.
There is a center in usa doing this .You can google it online.
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
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