Let’s talk about your uterine fibroid treatment options

After the Pap Test and pelvic exam, I got dressed and headed back to my doctor’s office. I cannot stress enough how important it was for me to be able to speak with my Gynecologist while sitting in a chair on the other side of his desk. It’s next to impossible to seriously talk to anyone in an examination room while wearing something that could be used to clean a kitchen spill.

So, these were my treatment options:

  • Gn-RH agonist (Lupron) – temporary stoppage of menstruation and shrinkage of fibroids
  • Endometrial Ablation – removal of the lining of the uterus
  • Myomectomy – removal of the fibroids while leaving the uterus intact
  • Uterine Fibroid Embolization – small particles injected into the arteries cut off blood flow causing fibroids to shrink
  • Hysterectomy – removal of the uterus

You can find out more detailed information by visiting these sites:

  1. The Society of Interventional Radiology – Uterine Fibroid Treatment Options
  2. MayoClinic.com – Treatment

2 Responses to “Let’s talk about your uterine fibroid treatment options”

  1. ensatina Says:

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    Good luck!

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