How Is It Treated?
Painful fibroids are usually treated with bed rest, ice packs, and -- when necessary -- medication. Your doctor will recommend the treatment that's safest for you. Symptoms usually subside within a few days.
Fibroids sometimes grow larger during pregnancy, due in part to pregnancy hormones. For reasons that are not well understood, a fibroid may also get smaller during pregnancy. Your doctor may recommend ultrasound examinations to see whether your fibroid is growing or likely to cause complications.
Source: Richard H. Schwarz, MD
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