Have you Been Diagnosed with Uterine Fibroid? Questions to ask your doctor about uterine fibroid treatment.
Let’s begin by explaining what’s Uterine Fibroid?
Uterine fibroid; also known as leiomyoma or myoma is a benign tumor containing fibrous tissue which grows on the walls of the uterus. The size of the tumor and its growth rate is not the same for every woman.
If you have uterine fibroids, there are many treatment options for you to consider. Treatments can vary from monitoring to a hysterectomy and will vary depending on the patient’s age, symptoms, previous treatments and successes, and desire to have children, and lots more. Some of the standard treatment options for Uterine Fibroids include;
- Hormonal medications, such as birth-control pills or gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists (GnRHa)
- Hysterectomy, which is the surgical removal of the uterus and ovaries
- Myomectomy, which is the surgical removal of the fibroids)
- Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), which is a non-surgical treatment option
Questions about fibroid treatments:
- How do you typically treat symptomatic fibroids? What are the risks and benefits of each of these treatments?
- What are surgical and less invasive options for treating my uterine fibroids?
- What are the advantages, risks, and benefits of each of these treatments?
- Have all of the necessary diagnostic tests been performed? Trans-vaginal ultrasound or MRI? Endometrial biopsy? Blood tests? Why or why not?
- If I want to retain my uterus, what alternatives to hysterectomy are available?
If you are considering a less invasive options or non-surgical alternative to treating fibroid, Ask you doctor about Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE). Note, it is better to talk to an interventional radiologist about your history and future plans to see if this minimally invasive approach is a viable option for you. To learn more about fibroid symptoms and to get in touch with the best fibroids doctors in California, Gynir Specialist Centers California, contact us at +1 (310) 929-0026.