Here Are Some Tips That Will Make it Easier For You to Talk to Your Doctor:

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  • Bring someone else with you. It helps to have another person hear what is said and think of questions to ask.
  • Write out your questions ahead of time, so you don’t forget them.
  • Write down the answers you get, and make sure you understand what you are hearing. Ask for clarification, if necessary.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask questions or about where you can find more information about what you are discussing. You have a right to know.

Specific Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Your Fibroids

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  • What are fibroids and what causes them?
  • What treatment options are available?
  • What medications are available to me?
    • What are the benefits/side effects of these medications?
    • Will these medications interact with other medications, over-the-counter products, or dietary/herbal supplements that I am already taking?
  • What surgical or minimally invasive treatment is appropriate for me?
    • Why do you recommend this option?
    • What should I do to be ready for treatment?
    • What is involved with this treatment and how long will it take?
    • What are the risks and side effects?
    • How quickly can I return to normal activities, such as work or exercise?
    • What is likely to happen without treatment?
    • Are there any alternative or complementary therapies that will help me?

Specific Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Life After Your Fibroid Treatment

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  • How will my fibroids and the treatment affect my fertility and sex life?
  • What are the chances my fibroids will come back after treatment?
  • How will I know that my treatment has been effective?
  • What is my expected prognosis?
  • How often will I need checkups?
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