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Medication for Uterine Fibroid Treatment

If your fibroids cause occasional discomfort or pain, you may be advised to take an over-the-counter pain reliever as needed. In addition to reducing pain, these anti-inflammatory drugs may also help control cramping and bleeding. Or, your doctor may recommend a non-hormonal prescription drug to reduce heavy bleeding caused by fibroids.

Hormone therapy is also an option for uterine fibroid treatment. High estrogen levels are associated with fibroid tumor growth. Medications that reduce estrogen levels are sometimes effective in managing symptoms, stunting fibroid tumor growth and even shrinking fibroid tumors.

Oral contraceptives, more commonly known as birth control pills, and intrauterine devices (IUD) are types of hormone therapy prescribed to help manage fibroid symptoms. By suppressing hormone production and preventing ovulation, these therapies can reduce cramping and bleeding.

Learn more about understanding fibroid treatment options.