What Are the Causes of Uterine Fibroids
While fibroids are common, these non-cancerous tumors appear in and/or on the uterus and can cause debilitating symptoms. The signs of uterine fibroids include heavy periods, severe bleeding, low energy, frequent urination, in addition to other symptoms. If you are concerned that you might have uterine fibroids, and want to learn more about non-surgical uterine fibroids treatment, schedule an appointment at one of American Fibroid Centers offices throughout New York and New Jersey.
Symptoms of uterine fibroids
Many women who have uterine fibroids don’t experience symptoms at all. However, for women who do have symptoms, the most common signs of uterine fibroids include:
- Intense cramping and pain
- Heavy menstrual bleeding
- Long and heavy menstrual periods, lasting more than a week
- Pelvic pressure or pain
- Low energy
- Frequent urination
Types of uterine fibroids
Three of the most common types of fibroids are:
- Intramural: These grow on the muscular uterine wall.
- Submucosal: These are in the uterine cavity.
- Subserosal: These fibroids are found on the outside of the uterus.
What causes uterine fibroids?
Some of the most common causes of uterine fibroids include:
- Genetic changes
- Family history of fibroids
- Hormonal changes, including hormone imbalances, menopause, or pregnancy
- Lifestyle choices, including poor diet, eating a lot of red meat, drinking alcohol or caffeine, or not drinking enough water
- High blood pressure
- Vitamin D deficiency
Uterine fibroid treatment
At American Fibroid Centers, we conduct a thorough consultation to determine the size, location, and appropriate treatment options. We also review the patient’s MRI, and if the patient does not have a prior MRI, we will order one.
Learn when you should see a doctor for your uterine fibroids
At American Fibroid Centers, we suggest you schedule an appointment with us when you have pelvic pain that won’t go away, heavy or painful periods, spotting between your period, difficulty emptying your bladder, or anemia. Our fibroid treatment can help your symptoms and give you your quality of life back. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at one of our state-of-the-art outpatient fibroid treatment centers in West Orange, NJ, New York City, Queens, NY, or Fishkill, NY.
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