Signs and Symptoms of Uterine Fibroids That Should Not Be Ignored
Have you felt pain in your pelvis or experienced heavy periods? You could be experiencing common symptoms of uterine fibroids. Despite the prevalence of this issue, many women do not understand all the treatment options available to alleviate life altering symptoms of uterine fibroids. Often, the only option that is given is a hysterectomy however there are non-surgical treatments available including Uterine Fibroid Embolization(UFE). American Fibroid Centers is dedicated to helping women finally find relief from fibroid pain and empowering them with knowledge about all the options available to treat uterine fibroids.
Because fibroid symptoms can be similar to other health concerns, the Board Certified Endovascular Specialists at American Fibroid Centers recommend scheduling a consultation to determine if the symptoms are related to uterine fibroids and to discuss all treatment options available. Our Board Certified affiliated physicians are proud to offer minimally invasive uterine fibroid treatment in New York and New Jersey. Learn about your full range of options below or contact us to schedule your assessment.
Uterine fibroids explained
Each year, millions of women are diagnosed with uterine fibroids, or benign tumors that grow in the uterus. They are also called leiomyomas or myomas. The size and quantity of the growths can vary from person to person. Small uterine fibroids may be the size of a seed, while large ones can even cause the uterus itself to expand. Women who have uterine fibroids find them challenging to live with because they cause pelvic pain and other issues.
Symptoms of uterine fibroids
American Fibroid Centers believes it is important for women to understand the signs and symptoms of uterine fibroids. Even though they are typically noncancerous, fibroids can affect your quality of life. If you experience pelvic discomfort or bleeding outside of your menstrual cycle, or your flow is heavier than normal, we strongly encourage you to schedule an evaluation with a medical professional. Symptoms are often exhausting and take a toll on your everyday activities. Uterine fibroids can lead to the following:
- Prolonged or heavy periods
- Pelvic pain
- Pain during intercourse
- Frequent urination
- Anemia, which can lead to fatigue
Diagnosing uterine fibroids
Some patients with uterine fibroids do not notice any symptoms right away. This is why American Fibroid Centers suggests visiting your gynecologist for regular examinations. Catching the issue early is the best way to prevent debilitating symptoms from occurring in the future. If you have been diagnosed with fibroids and are experiencing life altering symptoms, our board-certified affiliated physicians can help. We can order an MRI to determine if fibroids are present and create a treatment plan moving forward.
Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE)
If fibroid symptoms are impacting your life, we encourage you to consider our state-of-the-art uterine fibroid treatment centers in New York and New Jersey. American Fibroid Centers offers a minimally invasive outpatient procedure called uterine fibroid embolization. UFE is designed to shrink the fibroids and reduce symptoms. We begin by creating a tiny incision in the femoral artery and inserting a small catheter. An iodine dye is then administered to provide a detailed image of the uterine tissue. The fibroids shrink when small particles are injected into the area to stop the blood supply to the growths.
Find relief from fibroid symptoms
Do you regularly experience pelvic pain, heavy periods, or other concerning symptoms? American Fibroid Centers helps countless women find relief so they can return to everyday activities in comfort. To learn about our advanced uterine fibroid treatment in New York and New Jersey, contact a member of our team to schedule a thorough consultation with one of our Board Ceritfied specialists. With convenient locations in West Orange, NJ, New York City, Queens, and Fishkill, NY, we can perform an evaluation and explain how uterine fibroid embolization may work for you.
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