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Hi! I live in Santa Barbara California and my doctors here want me to get a hysterectomy because of three super large fibroids. I am waiting to first have a consultation at UCLA where they offer fibroid treatment alternatives to hysterectomy. I am in some discomfort but want to get a second opinion and know that I will choose an alternative solution. What is your professional opinion about the rush to hysterectomy?
JA: The Gynecologist will need to help you with this. Is there anything else important you think the Gynecologist should know?
Customer: YES, which of the alternative therapies does the gynocologist endorse for the removal of large fibroids? One is larger than 10 cm, and two others are larger than 7 cm. they are outside the uterus. I am 64 years old and have not had children
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr David replied 5 months ago.
This is Dr. Davidhow old are you?if your uterine fibroids are causing you some discomfort, then hysterectomy is the best long term solution. there are other ways to treat fibroids including MRI-guided focused ultrasound surgeryUterine artery embolization can be done to shrink the fibroidsMyolysis is a laparoscopic procedure where an electric current or laser destroys the fibroids and shrinks the blood vessels that feed themso there are alternatives to hysterectomy.Myolysis most likely will be best if you don't want a hysterectomy.why don't you want to have a hysterectomy done?