Our experts at American Fibroid Centers specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of uterine fibroids. Thanks to modern medical care, you have multiple options to choose from. These include:
- Prescription medication
- Minimally invasive treatments
- Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE)
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what medications treat fibroids?
Certain medications can help shrink uterine fibroids, ease heavy menstrual bleeding, and alleviate pain. Some of the most common medications used to treat uterine fibroids include:
- Oral contraceptives
- Intrauterine devices (IUD)
- Anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
- GnRH agonists (Lupron, Eligard, Zoladex, Trelstar)
- Selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs)
Minimally invasive options
The two most notable and minimally invasive procedures used to treat uterine fibroids include:
- Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE): This is an outpatient procedure that injects specialized agents into the body to cut off the blood supply of the fibroids. To learn more, visit our UFE treatment page.
- Radiofrequency (RF) ablation: This procedure uses RF energy to destroy the lining of the uterus and cut off the blood supply that feeds the fibroids. Most patients are able to get back to their usual activities after about 5 – 7 days.
Uterine Fibroid Treatment
Often, medical professionals will recommend major surgery as a primary treatment for uterine fibroids. Surgical procedures, such as myomectomy and hysterectomy, are often the chosen route for treating uterine fibroids, although they are far from the only solution. Thanks to advances in science and the compassion of our American Fibroid Centers affiliated physicians, we are proud to offer uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) to safely and effectively reduce fibroids and treat the related symptoms without surgery.
How do i know which treatment is best for me?
The best way to evaluate your options and determine which one is right for you is to meet with a healthcare professional. At American Fibroid Centers, our affiliated physicians will assess your condition and discuss your personal health goals. From there, we will review all your treatment options and which ones may provide the best health benefits for you. Contact any of our locations in New York, NY, Fishkill, NY, Queens, NY, and West Orange, NJ to book an appointment.