Uterine Fibroids

Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are the medical term for tumorous growths that occur in a woman’s uterus. These tumors, while not typically cancerous or fatal, can cause a number of uncomfortable and painful side effects. Fibroids are also referred to as leiomyoma or simply myoma.

If you think you may have a uterine fibroid, get help immediately. Call (914) 245-3056 or request more information online to request more information.

Uterine Fibroid Symptoms

Uterine fibroids vary greatly in size. When very small, it is very possible that a fibroid may cause no discomfort or symptoms whatsoever.  It is when these tumors are especially large or in an uncompromising area of the body.
In general, uterine fibroid tumors may cause:

  • Pelvic pain
  • Frequent urination
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Constipation
  • Back pain
  • Leg pain
  • Prolonged menstruation
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding

Uterine Fibroid Causes

There is no one specific cause of uterine fibroids. In fact, their underlying medical cause is often unknown. There are, however, some risk factors that may contribute to frequent fibroid growth.

  • Genetics: Uterine fibroids may be caused by genetic issues, meaning that they are sometimes hereditary.
  • Poor diet: There is some evidence that a diet high in red meat or other unhealthy foods may contribute to fibroids.
  • Hormones: Excess hormone production, particularly of estrogen and progesterone may lead to recurring fibroids.

Uterine Fibroid Treatment

Types of uterine fibroid treatment include:

  • Medication
  • Intrauterine devices
  • Ultrasound
  • Uterine embolization
  • Laparoscopic myomectomy
  • Robotic myomectomy
  • Hysteroscopic myomectomy
  • Endometrial ablation
  • Hysterectomy

There is no one best treatment for uterine fibroids. The correct method will vary depending on the size, shape, frequency and variety of the fibroids in question.

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Fibroids can be painful and confusing to deal with. Request more information about uterine fibroid treatment today: call (914) 245-3056 or request more information online.

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