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Choosing the Best Birth Control with Fibroids

Posted on May 29, 2024

If you're taking birth control with fibroids, you may wish to change your current option, even if it's been effective for years. Why is that the case? Birth control can impact your fibroid symptoms as well as the growth of these non-cancerous tumors. For that reason, some women try to manage heavy periods and painful cramps by taking oral birth control or getting an IUD. But every woman's body is different. So it's important to talk to your doctor before choosing a new form of birth control or switching from your existing option. And always make sure to mention your fibroid diagnosis when making your decision.

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How to Choose the Best Birth Control for Fibroids

When should you consider starting a new prescription or switching your existing birth control? That will depend on the fibroid symptoms you're experiencing. If you have heavy periods, a hormone-based birth control, including the pill or an IUD, may help alleviate heavy bleeding while you explore more lasting treatment options for fibroids. Plus, as an added bonus, new data reveals that Black women may reduce their fibroid risk if they start taking oral birth control before the age of 17.

Now, if you experience painful menstrual cramps, you may prefer a birth control option such as NuvaRing, since it specifically reduces this symptom of both fibroids and PMS. However, you must remember that women who have an elevated risk for blood clots or strokes can't take hormonal birth control. And this type of medication may not be safe for certain women with diabetes, high blood pressure or some types of cancer. Still, if you want to find temporary relief from fibroid symptoms, and don't have other health concerns, you may wish to consider trying this form of birth control, with your doctor's approval.

Here at Dallas Fibroids, we're committed to women's health, and have made it our mission to help you find fibroid relief. So, if you want to discuss the best birth control with fibroids, or explore your other treatment options, we're here to help. Or, if you're ready to explore minimally invasive fibroid treatment, request a consultation here .'

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