Many women decide not to treat their fibroids, since they often become smaller over time. However, for those who experience symptoms, treatments can be life-changing. In each case, your doctor should make you aware of your options and any risks or side effects.
Relieving period symptoms
Depending on your circumstances, a doctor may prescribe medication to reduce painful or heavy periods.
There are a number of treatments that shrink fibroids, which helps to relieve symptoms.
This procedure removes the entire uterus, eliminating the possibility of fibroids growing back. In most cases, a small incision is made and the surgery is done with the help of a camera.
This surgery removes individual fibroids. Large or multiple fibroids are removed through a bikini-line incision, while smaller fibroids (10cm or less) can be removed with smaller incisions. There is always a chance that fibroids will grow back in the future.