A few days ago a patient asked me my opinion of the best solution to treat her fibroids.I gave her my opinion and she didn’t seem happy with my answer. I had explained to her that the best options is the one that is going to give her the outcome she desires. If the desired outcome is only to decrease bleeding then I may have a bets solution for that. If the desired outcome is only to decrease pelvic pressure and associated pressure related symptomes such as urinary frequency then I may also have a solution for that. In then end, it seemed her fibroids weren’t really bothering her. None of the above problems were issues for her.
She explained to me she was more surprised at, than she was displeased with my original recommendation – “do nothing”. “Do nothing” is usually an appropriate option when there is no problem to fix. She left seemingly comfortable with the new plan of observation.
Please remember to ask your doctor why you require treatment for your fibroids if they are not bothering you.