Fibroids – Medical Treatment Fibroids or myoma can be suppressed with the use of drugs (GnRH agonists) that stop your ovaries making eggs or oestrogen (temporary menopause). Side effects can be ameliorated with hormone replacement. The fibroids tend to grow back once the treatment is complete.
The combined oral contraceptive pill may also help reduce bleeding and pain, particularly if the packs are taken ‘back to back’ (42 days tablets then a 7 day break), but it will not remove the fibroids.
The Mirena IUS is inserted into the uterus and also reduce bleeding and pain but does not remove the fibroid.