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What are the treatments for uterine fibroids?

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There are medical treatments, surgical treatments, and radiological treatments for uterine fibroids. This page also includes information about emotional support for living with fibroids.

Your health care provider will consider a number of things before recommending treatment for your fibroids, including:

  • Your age
  • Your general health
  • The severity of your symptoms
  • The location of the fibroids
  • 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. Each year, your health care provider will check the fibroids at your routine gynecological exam to see if 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.

Last Reviewed: 12/18/2013
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