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Treatments for Uterine Fibroids
The treatments for uterine fibroids are directed toward controlling your symptoms. The goals of treatment are to reduce blood loss and to eliminate symptoms.
Possible approaches include:
No one treatment option is best for all women. Many factors influence which choice is right for you including:
If you have fibroids, talk to your doctor about the different options available. Make sure to weigh all the risks and benefits of each treatment before making your decision.
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Last reviewed September 2012 by Andrea Chisholm
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