please take my advice. Do not have your fibroids removed until you do some research. you will immediately start having bone loss problems. the uterus holds all or most of the calcium your body has. In Florida they are performing a laser surgery to burn the fibroids out of the uterus,therefore saving you a lifetime of bone loss. I had the surgery and the information was premature then. the older you are the fibroids will shrink away because your estrogen level drops. Elsewise take the pain until you age if you can. Please do some research.