I hope to offer some other options, suprised dr didnt mention, there is the possibility of albation, also hormones as in birth control pills or injections like Leupron ( this shot has side effects I warn of, depression, sometimes serious) anyways these meds should help Id try the bc pills first.
the Leupron will put you into a chemically induced menopause that will cut off feed to fibroid thus reducing symptoms.
Yes the fibroid untreated will very likely continue to grow.
In case you do end up needing a hyster, please start studying on the DaVinci Tobotic assisted hysterectomy method. It is the very best way to have the surgery.
typing error should read 'robotic"