If your fibroids don’t cause any symptoms or produce only mild ones, your NYU Langone doctor may recommend watchful waiting instead of treatment. It’s important to report any changes in symptoms that occur between annual checkups.
Women who have been treated for fibroids sometimes develop new ones. If you experience pelvic pain or heavy menstrual bleeding or have trouble getting pregnant, contact your doctor, who can perform diagnostic tests. If you have more fibroids, ask your doctor whether medication or surgery is right for you.
If you’re unable to become pregnant after treatment with medication or surgery, your doctor may refer you and your partner to NYU Langone’s Fertility Center, where our nationally renowned experts offer consultations and treatment for a variety of fertility problems.
It may be possible to manage fibroid-related chronic pain with psychological and integrative medicine therapies, including cognitive behavioral therapy, hypnosis, and relaxation training. Your NYU Langone doctor can refer you to a psychologist, pain management specialist, or a practitioner of integrative medicine. All of these specialists are trained in treating women with chronic pelvic pain.
Fibroids can interfere with a woman’s quality of life. Doctors at NYU Langone can refer you to psychologists and support groups to help you manage fibroid-related chronic pain or infertility.