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What is the best treatment for uterine fibroid?

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Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Depends

On the situation.
If fibroids are in the cavity of the uterus and causing heavy bleeding removing the fibroids with hysteroscopic surgery can help. Surgery to remove the fibroids or the whole uterus works for some women. Radiologists do uterine artery embolization to shrink fibroids. There are meds that can temporarily shrink fibroids. Speak to your gyn doc to figure out what's best for you.

In brief: Depends

On the situation.
If fibroids are in the cavity of the uterus and causing heavy bleeding removing the fibroids with hysteroscopic surgery can help. Surgery to remove the fibroids or the whole uterus works for some women. Radiologists do uterine artery embolization to shrink fibroids. There are meds that can temporarily shrink fibroids. Speak to your gyn doc to figure out what's best for you.
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Dr. Gerard Honore
Sidebar: Uterine embolization is not a good choice for women who may wish to become pregnant in future.
Dr. Neil Halin
UFE has not been shown to impair fertility. There has been anecdotal evidence of increase in fertility due to less abnormal uterine cavity shape. Studies have shown a higher rate of C-sections in post-UFE women but it is not clear if this is due to OB preference or fear or from substantiated medical evidence. I would have a discussion with you OB about treatment options and do some research.
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