is a growth in the uterus
that presents in various ways and can even affect fertility
in some women if left untreated.
No a hysterectomy
(removal of the uterus) is not the only solution, but it is the most effective solution.
There exist other options like a D&C (dilatation and currettage), electrocauterization of the fibroid, etc; but all these methods can result in formation of scar tissue and keeping the history in mind, these fibroids can recur. So the permanent solution for a woman who has completed her family and who does not want to worry about recurrences would certainly be a hysterectomy.
Hope this helped.