Fibroid treatment options - decisions, decisions
January 8, 2011 6:07 PM Subscribe
Just got diagnosed with fibroids. I would like to hear from women who've decided on treatment options besides a hysterectomy, and how things panned out for them.
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (14 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
CT scan revealed why I've been feeling abdominal discomfort and have had PITA periods all these years. I have multiple fibroids, one of which measures 8.5 x 6.5. *faints*
I've decided against a hysterectomy because I feel this would be an extreme option - none of the fibroids are cancerous, and the downtime and money are also a concern, even with health insurance. I'm not concerned about having children (I would rather adopt anyway.) The three treatment options I'm especially interested in are:
Uterine Artery Embolization
MRI-guided Focused Ultrasound
How did you feel after you underwent the procedure? Has your health improved or worsened since then? Are there things you wish you had known beforehand? I know this is really a YMMV thing and ultimately I'll have to make the decision, but I'm interested in hearing from others. Thanks!