Symptoms may include
Treatment with medication
Medication to improve symptoms
The following medicines are used to treat heavy periods whatever the cause, including heavy periods caused by fibroids. They may not work so well if your fibroids are large.
- Tranexamic acid- reduces bleeding during the period.
- The contraceptive pill may help you to have lighter periods and can often help with period pain too.
Medication to shrink the fibroids
Gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) analogue, this is a hormone medicine that reduces the level of estrogen in your body. Fibroids shrink when the level of estrogen falls. This treatment is given for a maximum three to six months.