In most circumstances, fibroids do not require treatment. Your doctor may suggest ‘watchful waiting’ if you are having mild or no complaints which means simply keeping an eye on it through routine examinations and regular ultrasounds. If treatment is necessary, your doctor can recommend non-surgical or surgical options.
Non-surgical options include oral medications (birth control pills, anti-inflammatory) may be advised for pain and heavy bleeding. Hormonal preparations and anti-hormonal agents work by decreasing the size of the growth. Consequent disorders such as anaemia might also indicate a prescription of vitamins and iron supplements.
Certain situations warrant surgery. The types of surgery performed include: