Do I require treatment for fibroids?

Patient

Q: Is keeping fibroids as they are safe?

Doctor

A:   Uterine fibroids are benign growths in the uterus. They are very common and are often without symptoms in about 25-50% of women. Uterine fibroids often do not require treatment. Many women with uterine fibroids experience no signs or symptoms. If that's the case for you, watchful waiting (expectant management) could be the best option. But when they cause problems, they may be treated surgically or with medication. Treatment options include hysterectomy, hormonal therapy, a myomectomy, or uterine artery embolization.

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