As you may be aware there a number of treatments available for fibroids.
In the NHS the treatments offered to treat fibroids are commonly Uterine Artery Embolisation (using small beads to reduce the blood flow to the fibroid) or myomectomy (surgically removing the fibroid). Depending on the size and position of your fibroids your gynaecologist will recommend which procedure they feel is best for you.
It may be that your gynaecologist feels that both myomectomy and Uterine Artery Embolisation will be equally effective in treating your fibroids (known as equipoise). If this is the case then we'd be grateful if you would consider taking part in FEMME
FEMME is funded by part of the NHS known as the National Institute for Health Research Health Technology Assessment programme. The aim of FEMME is to measure the changes in the quality of life women experience after their fibroids are treated with myomectomy or Uterine Artery Embolisation.