Before now, surgery was the sole treatment option for fibroids. The downside of such surgical procedures was partial or complete removal of the uterus.
What are your options now?
The good news is that there are more treatment options on the table aside from surgery.
Recent technological advancements introduced less invasive alternatives like Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE). In this procedure, fluoroscopy – a real-time X-ray technology – is deployed to administer embolic agents to the fibroids and uterus.
Consequently, such medical agents shut off the arteries feeding the fibroid’s blood, which leads to the lack of necessary nourishment to the tumors for them to thrive.
This causes them to shrink and eventually die.
Statistics on UFE are exciting. An estimated 90% of women who adopted UFE treatment enjoyed substantial (and in some cases, complete) alleviation of the symptoms associated with their fibroids.
Always consult your doctor to choose the best treatment option for you.
Medical practitioners often look at parameters like fibroid location and size, woman’s age, and severity of symptoms when deciding on the treatment plan to treat post-menopausal fibroids.
In cases of severe fibroids, the medical doctor may suggest a hysterectomy, where the woman’s uterus is completely removed.
Conversely, fibroids without associated symptoms may not need treatment at all.