Managing Fibroid Symptoms

In most cases, you may never know you have fibroids. But, sometimes, they cause your symptoms and may interfere with your ability to get pregnant. You could also have pain, frequent urination, and a number of other symptoms. Fortunately, you can take steps to manage your symptoms. And our Dr. Anya Rose or Dr. Megan Gau of Rose Women's Health, serving Arcadia, CA, and the nearby region, can help, firstly by providing you with advice.

Managing Pain

While we know this isn't ideal for everyone, you may want to try acetaminophen or ibuprofen to ease any pain that could occur in your pelvic region or in your legs. If that isn't ideal for you, you could also ask one of our doctors in Arcadia, CA, what you can do about pain-causing fibroids.


We can help you manage your symptoms, like irregularly long menstrual cycles. For this, we may prescribe Cyklokapron, which is a non-hormonal way to ease up a heavy flow. You only take it on the days when you have heavy bleeding.

Hormonal IUDs can also provide relief from heavy bleeding, but they won't cause the fibroids to shrink. This treatment also prevents you from getting pregnant.

Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists block the release of both progesterone and estrogen. As a result, the fibroids will shrink. Not to mention, this drug will put you in a menopause-like state, so you won't experience heavy bleeding, and it'll combat anemia.

Oral contraceptives, for example, are another option. While they prevent pregnancy, like the hormonal IUDs, the most important aspect of this is that they lighten or eliminate the excessive bleeding you experience from fibroids. With that said, they absolutely won't cure them.

In the more serious cases, our practitioner from our practice will remove them, either through surgery, radiofrequency ablation, or another similar treatment. There are a number of treatment approaches, and our practitioner will further assist you.

When you visit Rose Women's Health, serving Arcadia, CA, and the neighboring communities, Dr. Rose or Dr. Gau will ask you questions about your symptoms and may potentially recommend imaging to get a view of the uterus. Then, a practitioner from our practice can determine an appropriate course of action to manage your symptoms and possibly shrink the fibroids. Call (626) 461-7071 today.

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