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Prof Saim Yılmaz, MD
"Hormone pills or injections give only a temporary benefit to fibroid patients"

Can drug therapy be helpful in fibroids?


The effectiveness of drug therapy in fibroids is limited and usually temporary. Pain relievers, iron preparations and low-dose birth control pills can be used in those with mild complaints. Apart from these, there are also drugs called GnRH agonists that cause menopause and shrink fibroids. They are mostly given to provide short-term reduction in complaints and to shrink fibroids before myomectomy. However, these drugs must be used under the control of a gynecologist, because they can have important side effects such as osteoporosis and permanent menopause. ​


In conclusion, there is no drug therapy that can replace surgical operation or embolization in fibroids.

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