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Treatments for Uterine Fibroids
- Watching and waiting
- Over-the-counter and/or prescription medications
- Measures to reduce excessive bleeding
- Treatments for anemia
- Procedures to destroy or remove the uterine fibroids
- Removal of the entire uterus (only in the most severe cases and when pregnancy is no longer desired)
- Medical history
- Number and location of fibroids
Leiomyoma. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated May 22, 2012. Accessed August 16, 2012.
Uterine fibroids. The National Uterine Fibroids Foundation website. Available at: http://www.nuff.org/health%5Futerinefibroids.htm. Accessed August 16, 2012.
Uterine fibroids fact sheet. Womens Health.gov website. Available at: http://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/uterine-fibroids.cfm. Updated May 13, 2008. Accessed August 16, 2012.
- Reviewer: Andrea Chisholm, MD
- Review Date: 12/2013
- Update Date: 01/15/2014