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: Lumpy, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 14

I was diagnosed with fibroids and level 3 endometriosis by laparoscopy and hysteroscopy in 2005 and the gynecologist scheduled me in for a hysterectomy. However in the pre-operation meeting with the nurse I was asked to sign that the doctor would also remove my ovaries although there had never been any discussion about this. I was not allowed to discuss it with the surgeon, it was just automatic. I didn't attend the operation. I have moved from Scotland (iron injections available) to England and here I am expected to take iron tablets daily along with mefenamic acid and tranexamic acid. They are making me constipated and incontinent. I think I need to revisit surgery as an option.

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Comment from: Shelly, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: August 25

I was diagnosed with uterine fibroids at the age of 35. I had absolutely no symptoms but I started noticing my belly was getting very large and very hard. I went to my obstetrician/gynecologist and she told me I needed to get an ultrasound as soon as possible. At first she thought I was pregnant. She measured my uterus as roughly 16 weeks. My ultrasound and MRI confirmed several very large fibroids. Being petite in stature I was told I could not have the fibroids removed laparoscopically. I ended needing a myomectomy 7 months later (November 2015) and I had a vertical incision. They removed 7 fibroids, altogether 1.5 pounds. At my follow up appointment 6 months later my ultrasound again revealed 1 large and 1 small fibroid.

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