The treatments for
are directed toward controlling your symptoms. The goals of treatment are to reduce blood loss and to eliminate symptoms.
Possible approaches include: Watching and waitingOver-the-counter and/or prescription medicinesMeasures to reduce excessive bleeding
anemiaProcedures to destroy or remove the uterine fibroidsRemoval 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: AgeMedical historySymptomsNumber 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.
Last reviewed December 2013 by Andrea Chisholm, MD
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