Uterine fibroids are a growth that can occur within the uterus. These are non-cancerous growths that are not associated with uterine cancer, yet can cause complications and symptoms for the woman. Although they are common and can be present without any symptoms, it is important to know what the symptoms and treatment options are if you do have these growths.
It is estimated that 75% of women may have fibroids during some point of their life. These growths usually occur during child-bearing years. Some women may have fibroids without ever having symptoms, yet others can have side effects. Some of these symptoms include:
- Prolonged or heavy menstrual periods
- Frequent urination
- Pain or pressure in the pelvic area
- Back or leg pain
The most common reason that you may want fibroids removed is due to the discomfort or pain that they cause. However, they can also cause complications related to pregnancy, including trouble conceiving, premature births and causing miscarriages.
Although many fibroids can disappear on their own, if they are causing you pain or if you are trying to conceive, you may decide to have them removed. There are several methods to remove fibroids, but one of the safest methods is using MyoSure fibroid removal. This is a minimally invasive procedure that is done accessing the uterus through the vagina, not requiring invasive surgery. Most patients recover very quickly in just a few days.
If you think you may have uterine fibroids, schedule an appointment with an OB/GYN specializing in treating and removing fibroids using the MyoSure method. They can perform an examination and determine whether you have fibroids and offer solutions.
Posted on behalf of
Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A.
699 Church Street #220
Marietta, GA 30060