The goals of treatment are to control pain and slow the growth of tissue. Treatment may also help improve fertility. The way it is treated depends on a woman's age, symptoms, where the tissue is growing, and how large the growth is. Pregnancy plans may also play a role.
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Last reviewed November 2019 by
EBSCO Medical Review Board
Elliot Levine, MD
Last Updated: 11/17/2020