Other Treatments for Fibroids

Uterine fibroids can be treated with radiological and other methods. These can include endometrial ablation, uterine artery embolization, magnetic resonance imaging–guided focused ultrasound, and myomectomy.

These treatments are minimally invasive and typically involve a short hospital stay or can be done as an outpatient procedure. Before undergoing any treatment for uterine fibroids, you should discuss your options with your health care provider.


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