There is no cure for uterine fibroids, but there are treatment options available.
- There are many factors that can contribute to the development of uterine fibroids, including age, genetics, and lifestyle choices. However, there is no known cure for uterine fibroids.
- The first step is getting an accurate diagnosis from your doctor. After that, you'll want to talk about your treatment options with them and get a prescription for the medication that works best for you.
- Treatment options include surgery, radiation therapy and/or hormone therapy (estrogen). Surgery can be performed in several ways depending on your individual situation and needs.
- Radiation therapy is also an option that may be used alone or in conjunction with other treatments such as surgery or hormone therapy (estrogen). Hormone therapy may help to shrink your fibroids so that they become less noticeable or painful.
- There are a number of medications that can be used in the treatment of uterine fibroids. Some of these medications are used to shrink the tumors, while others are used to control the symptoms caused by the tumors.
The following medications may be prescribed for uterine fibroids:
- Dilation and curettage (D&C): A D&C is a procedure that removes tissue from inside your uterus. Your doctor may recommend this procedure if you have heavy bleeding or pain during your periods or when having sex. The cells that are taken out during a D&C are examined under a microscope to see if they're cancerous or not.
- Hysteroscopy: This procedure allows your doctor to look inside your uterus using an instrument called a hysteroscope. If a growth is found during hysteroscopy, it can be removed by surgery or medication.
Heavy or painful periods,Irregular bleeding or spotting between periods,Pain in the lower abdomen (in the pelvis) or back,Pain during intercourse or penetration of the vagina by a tampon
Tumors that grow in a woman's womb (uterus)
Birth control pills, Hormone replacement therapy, Progestin-only contraceptives, Depo-Provera injections, The Mirena intrauterine device (IUD)Claritin (loratadine),Aerius (desloratadine),Flonase (fluticasone propionate),Xyzal (levocetirizine dihydrochloride)