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Fibroids

Fibroids Don’t have to be a pain in your uterus

Fibroids are noncancerous tumors like growths that form inside the uterus. They generally appear during childbearing years and decease around menopause. Fibroids can be very painful and cause extra bleeding so in some cases a woman may choose to have them removed.

Bleeding

Uterine fibroids can cause extra spotting, irregular menstruation, heavy menstruation, or painful menstruation. They can also cause a bloated or distended feeling in the abdomen…[read more]

Pain

Women with fibroids can experience pain in the pelvis, abdomen, or lower back. Fibroids can also cause occur during intercourse…[read more]

Surgery to Treat Fibroids

If medicine is not an option to manage your fibroids, there are several surgical options including non-invasive, minimally invasive and regular invasive operations. Fibroids are not necessarily dangerous. They can be left alone if a patient prefers. We would only remove the fibroids because of symptoms/problems that they may cause. The surgical interventions for symptomatic fibroids include:

Abdominal Myomectomy: To remove the fibroid(s) only and leave behind the uterus, cervix and ovaries. This procedure will be done through a regular operation with an incision in your abdomen…[read more]

Laparoscopic Myomectomy: Some fibroids can be removed in minimally invasive surgery with only the telescope in the belly button depending on size and location…[read more]

Hysteroscopic Myomectomy: Some fibroids are mostly inside the uterine cavity, and can be removed with minimally invasive surgery done through the vagina, into the cervix, and then into the uterine cavity…[read more]

Hysterectomy: This is a surgery done through the abdomen or the vagina which removes the fibroid(s), uterus and cervix. This is NOT the removal of the ovaries…[read more]

Embolization, Uterine Artery, or Uterine Fibroid: Some women want to preserve their uterus AND avoid surgery. Certain fibroids can be treated with a procedure which blocks the blood flow to the uterus and fibroids. As a result, the fibroids shrink.

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