A guide to conservative alternatives to hysterectomy


Conservative alternatives to hysterectomy are becoming increasingly popular.

Symptomatic uterine fibroids are a common cause for gynaecological consultation in general practice. They are the top indication for hysterectomy worldwide, although less invasive treatment options, such as uterine artery embolisation (explored in more depth below), are becoming more common.

Uterine fibroids — also known as myomas or