Fibroid Uterus Tumors Treatment

Most females with Fibroid Uterus Tumors don’t need treatment as Fibroid Uterus Tumors are silent & don’t cause symptoms.
For the patients with Fibroid Uterus Tumors that cause symptoms, treatment choices depend on the severity of symptoms .
In case of mild to moderate symptoms , pain killers & diet rich in iron supplements can be used to correct for the iron loss during bleeding of the heavy periods & prevent iron deficiency anemia . This is usually the 1st step used in treating most Fibroids .
If symptoms are severe or can’t be controlled by medications ,  interventions are then warranted to treat the Fibroid tumors .
Several options are available to treat Uterus Fibroids :
– Surgical removal of the Fibroid , called Myomectomy .
– Surgical removal of the Entire Uterus , called Hystrectomy .
– Uterine Artery Embolization or Uterine Fibroid Embolization .
Regarding surgery , it’s the oldest of all methods in treating Uterus Fibroid Tumors . Removal of the Fibroid in the uterus is effective in controlling symptoms. Yet it is not complications free, some of the common complications faced by the patient during surgery is :
– Bleeding necessitating blood transfusion
– infection that may develop to pelvic abscess
– complications from the general anesthesia
– injury to major pelvic organs as the Urinary bladder or the colon
– recurrence of symptoms and re-growth of the fibroids in the uterus as a result of failure of removal of all tumors in the uterus .
– removal of the entire uterus , this can happen at anytime during the surgery , a change in plan in cases of severe bleeding threatening the patient’s life
Removal of the uterus can be planned from the beginning as a form of treatment, in cases of extremely large or numerous fibroids in the uterus.
To avoid all these complications related to surgery , Uterine Artery Embolization or Uterine Fibroid Embolization was introduced as an option of treatment of uterine fibroids, that proves its efficiency and safety as days pass.
For more information about Uterine Artery Embolization ( Uterine Fibroid Embolization ) click on the link to proceed to its separate page.