Watchful Waiting

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OB/GYN appointments
If you’re looking to review fibroid treatment options with an OB/GYN provider or want a second opinion, please call: 310-794-7274

Radiology appointments
If you already have a provider helping you manage a fibroid condition and are interested in MR-guided high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) or uterine artery embolization (UAE) treatment, please call 310-481-7545.

Holding off on fibroid treatment when possible

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Many women with fibroids have modest symptoms, or even none at all. If that’s your experience, watchful waiting (expectant management) could be the best option for you. It involves periodic evaluation — without treatment — by your doctor to protect your health.

Since the vast majority of fibroids aren’t cancerous and don’t cause problems, many women find that observation and monitoring provide the best approach. (Learn more about what fibroids are.)

Each visit during watchful waiting should include:

  • Discussion about fibroid symptoms
  • Abdominal and pelvic exams to assess uterine size
  • Answers to your questions and concerns