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:
No one treatment option is best for all women. Many factors influence which choice is right for you including:
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.
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Last reviewed November 2018 by Beverly Siegal, MD, FACOG Last Updated: 12/20/2014