Fibroid treatments

If you’re like most women, you can stop reading now. Uterine fibroids are common, pelvic tumors that develop in 70-80% of women during their 30’s and 40’s, particularly women of African American heritage. Most times, they’re asymptomatic, but about 30% of women report such symptoms of fibroid cysts as abnormal menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, and even pain during intercourse.

If you’re not like most women, don’t worry. There are several different uterine fibroids treatment options available. Here are just a few you may want to consider.


There are medicinal uterine fibroid treatments available, such as oral contraceptives, gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists, progesterone-releasing intrauterine devices, and a new nonhormonal drug product called tranexamic acid. Though these fibroid treatments do offer some symptom relief, they do not eliminate the tumors, and thusly cannot properly resolve the issue.

Alternative Treatments.

Some women are able to handle their fibroids with medicinal fibroid treatments alone, but depending on the tumors size, and placement, a more advanced treatment may be required. Luckily, there are a number of minimally invasive fibroid treatments that have had proven success. These are usually outpatient procedures, which allow women to quickly recover. Though they have been proven to work, fibroids may wind up developing again, causing the problems to start again.


A myomectomy is a uterine fibroid surgery that removes the fibroids wile sparing the uterus, thusly relieving the symptoms related to fibroids without requiring a woman’s fertility to be sacrificed. Depending on the number of fibroids and size of the tumors, an abdominal incision may be made, but many times they can be removed hysteroscopically, or through a few small incisions. This surgery typically requires women to stay for a few days, and requires at least a month’s worth of recovery time. Though it is one of the best, fertility saving, effective fibroid treatments, most women often prefer alternative, minimally invasive procedures because they offer faster recovery times, and can usually be completed on an outpatient basis.

These are just a few of the different fibroid treatments available, and chances are you won’t ever need to worry about them. If you do though, and you have any questions, feel free to share in the comments.