What are the treatments for uterine fibroids?

Treatments for fibroids include the following:

This page also includes information about emotional support for living with fibroids.

Your health care provider will consider several factors before recommending a treatment for your fibroids, including:

  • Your age
  • Your general health
  • How severe your symptoms are
  • Where your fibroids are located
  • The type and size of the fibroids
  • Whether you are pregnant now or want to get pregnant in the future

If you have uterine fibroids but have no symptoms or problems, you may not need treatment. You can ask your health care provider to continue to check the fibroids at your routine gynecological exams to see whether they have grown. If you are close to menopause, your health care provider may find that your fibroids are shrinking, which is common during and after menopause.

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