All women are at risk for developing fibroids, non-cancerous growths that can grow in the muscular walls of the uterus. Fortunately, minimally invasive, non-surgical treatments are available.
One in three women over age 35 will develop uterine fibroids. They are more common in African American women. In fact, approximately 75 percent of African American women in their childbearing years will develop fibroids, accounting for 225,000 hysterectomies annually.
The good news is you may be able to avoid surgery. Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) is a minimally invasive, non-surgical fibroid treatment that only requires local anesthesia.
Here, we give you the detailed information about uterine fibroids and available management options you need to choose the right treatment option for you.
Uterine fibroids, also called leiomyomas or myomas, are non-cancerous (benign) masses that develop in the uterus. Typically seen in women of child-bearing years, there are several types of tumors than can grow, causing a variety of symptoms.
Most uterine fibroids are asymptomatic—they don’t cause symptoms. Symptoms that do appear are based on the number, location, and size of the tumors. Women in their 30s and 40s who are going through perimenopause (the years immediately preceding menopause) are most likely to experience symptoms.
There are several tests doctors can use to diagnose uterine fibroids, as well as a number of treatment options. The best option for you will depend on a variety of factors you should discuss with your physician.
If you’re suffering from uterine fibroid symptoms, contact our office for an initial consultation to determine the best treatment for you.
Hampton Roads Center for Fibroid Embolization
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