Uterine Fibroids - Treatment

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What is the treatment for uterine fibroids?

There are several options for the treatment of uterine fibroids that include surgery (hysterectomy, myomectomy, cryosurgery, MRI-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (MRgFUS), and uterine artery embolization (UAE). Medical treatments include medications such as mifepristone (RU-486, danazol (Danocrine), raloxifene (Evista), GnRH analogs (Lupron and others), and low-dose formulations of oral contraceptives.

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Comment from: Sue, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 02

I am a 64 year old woman who has had fibroids in my uterus for 35 years. I was told that after menopause the fibroids should shrink by themselves. I went into menopause when I was 47. My fibroids did not shrink and in fact still continue to grow, currently 7cm. I now have a great deal of pressure in my pelvis and will be having a hysterectomy.

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Comment from: Gods Grace, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 01

I was diagnosed with a uterine fibroid two years ago. My boyfriend who is very knowledgeable on herbal medications immediately told me I needed "Pau d'Arco" which is a wonderful herb, but then when he saw my varicose veins he told me to get "Butcher's Broom". So I did and as helpful as Pau d'Arco was when I started taking the Butcher's Broom it significantly reduced the monthly bleeding which was my only problem. I want to get this out there in order to help someone. My boyfriend's prescription was for me to take the Pau d'Arco to shrink the fibroid but I have not been a very good patient because when I discovered that if I take the Butcher's Broom consistently at the time of my period then I have a regular and normal period.

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