The treatments for uterine fibroids are directed toward controlling your symptoms. The goals of treatment are to reduce blood loss and to eliminate symptoms.

Possible approaches include:

    
  • Watching and waiting
  • Over-the-counter and/or prescription medicines
  • Measures to reduce excessive bleeding
  • Treatments for anemia
  • Procedures to destroy or remove the uterine fibroids
  • Removal of the entire uterus (only in the most severe cases and when pregnancy is no longer desired)
  • No one treatment option is best for all women. Many factors influence which choice is right for you including:

        
  • Age
  • Medical history
  • Symptoms
  • Number and location of fibroids
  • If you have fibroids, talk to your doctor about the different options available. Make sure to weigh all the risks and benefits of each treatment before making your decision.

    Treatment involves: