Is it always necessary to treat fibroids?


Most women with fibroids do not show symptoms, and in that case, it is usually not necessary to treat fibroids. Dr. Slonim, M.D., explains.

“Absolutely not. We treat them if they’re causing symptoms, that are enough for a woman to want to have something to be done about it. The symptoms that we usually treat are bleeding, and bulk symptoms, and any ancillary problems caused by the bulk symptoms. So if a woman comes to me because she’s found out from an ultra sound, or an MRI that she has fibroids, but they’re not causing her any symptoms, I’m going to talk her out of having a procedure.”

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