The first line of defense is medications that shrink the growth or make them disappear altogether -- IUDs, androgens, Danazol, gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists -- are a few that are frequently used.
When childbirth is not a concern and symptoms are worsening, some have decided to undergo a hysterectomy, a surgical extraction of the uterus. But if there is a possibility of you wanting children in the future, you may decide to choose a myomectom, which is removal of fibroids only.
Remember, talk openly with your doctor about your expectation and desires and he or she should tell you what is available for you.
Best in Health!
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Reviewed November 10, 2011
by Michele Blacksberg RN