Nowadays, there are several different uterine fibroids treatment options available, the choice of which depends on the size of the fibroids and where in particular they’ve developed. Here are just a few of the different types of uterine fibroid treatments that are available.
Medicinal Fibroid Treatments.
Sometimes, small fibroids develop in rather mild places. There may even be no signs and symptoms of fibroids in these cases. In others, patients may develop some of the more mild symptoms of fibroid cysts. Their menstrual bleeding may become irregular, or a little heavy, or they may experience mild lower back or abdominal pain. If this happens, doctors may prescribe birth control medications or ibuprofen as fibroid treatments.
Non-invasive Fibroid Treatments.
If the fibroids become problematic, doctors may recommend certain, non-invasive fibroid treatments. These procedures effectively eliminate the fibroids, and just the fibroids. They’re also often outpatient procedures, which means that patients can go home the day of their treatment. Even better, they require very little bed rest, allowing patients to return to their daily lives just days later, completely free of fibroids.
Surgical Fibroid Treatments.
Unfortunately, fibroids are also capable of growing incredibly large. Some women’s fibroids have caused their abdomens to swell so large they looked pregnant. In these more extreme cases, doctors will need to surgically remove the fibroids, or possibly remove the uterus as well to ensure that the fibroids don’t return.
There’s an entire range of different fibroid treatment options out there. Some women may never need to worry about having their fibroids treated, or may just need to take some advil to help with the discomfort. Other women may need to have their fibroids taken care of in small, outpatient procedures. Others, unfortunately, may have such terrible fibroids that they have to be surgically removed.
If you have any questions about the different types of fibroid treatments, feel free to share in the comments.