What Happens After a Fibroid Treatment? Can Fibroids Come Back?


 

Uterine fibroid removal

As you may be aware, there are medicinal fibroid treatments that can help women deal with the symptoms of fibroid cysts, and may even shrink the fibroids, too. Unfortunately though, these medicinal fibroid treatments cannot resolve the issue. They cannot destroy the tumors. Only surgery can ensure uterine fibroid removal, and guarantee an end to the problem.

But that’s not all. Once the uterine fibroid surgery is over, the story doesn’t necessarily end. Here’s what may or may not happen after women undergo uterine fibroid treatments.

The Good News.

The good news is that, as already mentioned, the problems will go away. By destroying all of the fibroids and just the fibroids, health care practitioners can put an end to any and all problems the fibroids may be causing, be it heavy menstrual bleeding, abdominal pressure, pelvic pain, pain during intercourse, or even fertility issues. Best of all, some women may be able to leave the hospital the very same day as their fibroid treatments, and could even go back to work in as little as a few days, depending on which of the various, alternative fibroid treatments were used.

The Bad News.

The bad news is that fibroids can come back, even if fibroid treatments have destroyed them all. Until a woman reaches menopause, she will always be at risk of developing fibroids. However, after menopause, the fibroids will shrink and the problems will generally go away.

On the other hand, there is a surgery that can ensure that the fibroids do not come back known as a hysterectomy, which removes the uterus. Without it, there’s no place for fibroids to develop, after all. The only trouble is that women who undergo hysterectomies obviously cannot have children after.

Luckily, it rarely ever comes down to it. Not only are the instance of symptomatic fibroids extremely low, but there are also a myriad of different, effective treatments available.

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