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By Anonymous December 27, 2011 - 12:52pm
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I have fibroids and I always get more pains on my right hand leg below the stomach. What should i do

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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Have your Doctor suggested to do an ultrasound. Some women may just need pelvic exams or ultrasounds every once in a while to monitor the fibroid's growth.

Treatment for the symptoms of fibroids may include:

  • Birth control pills (oral contraceptives) to help control heavy periods

  • Intrauterine devices (IUDs) that release the hormone progestin to help reduce heavy bleeding and pain

  • Iron supplements to prevent or treat anemia due to heavy periods

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen or naprosyn for cramps or pain

  • Short-term hormonal therapy injections to help shrink the fibroids

  • Surgery

  • Here's a link that might be helpful on Fibroids




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