In this article from https://fibroids.com, the discussion centres on why treating fibroids earlier and with fibroid embolisation may be beneficial.
"Historically, treatment for fibroids involved invasive surgeries like hysterectomies, which could require weeks of recovery. However, modern medical technological advances have resulted in non or minimally invasive treatments that effectively remove fibroids with much faster recovery times.
Fibroid embolisation is one of the most innovative treatments available for fibroids today. This minimally invasive procedure is performed in a surgical setting under sedation to minimise any discomfort. An interventional radiologist will use x-rays to guide a catheter to the uterine artery and release embolic agents to block the blood flow to the fibroids. When deprived of blood and the essential oxygen and nutrients it carries through the body, the fibroids shrink. The uterus itself stays healthy and whole. Most patients stay overnight for observation and are back to normal activities within five days. Some of the benefits of this treatment include that only a small incision is needed to insert the catheter. Recovery is quicker than laparoscopic surgeries and general anesthesia is not necessary."
To read the full article https://fibroids.com/blog/dont-waste-time-remove-fibroids/
If you are suffering from any symptoms commonly associated with fibroids, call us and make an appointment with A/Prof Stuart Lyon on 03 8060 4279 for more information about fibroids and innovative treatments such as fibroid embolisation.