Uterine Fibroids are one of the more common gynecological conditions. Fibroids are benign tumors that can occur throughout the uterus. Symptoms can include bleeding, infertility, frequent urination, constipation, or a pain or pressure in the lower abdomen.
There are several different treatment options for uterine fibroids. Depending on the severity, these options include treating the fibroids through medication, or in more severe cases, surgically.
Medications used to treat fibroids include GnRH agonists to induce menopause or Uterine artery embolization to stop the blood flow to the fibroids.
Surgical options include resection to remove fibroids in the uterus, myomectomy if the patient desires the preservation of the uterus, or a hysterectomy.