Double Board Certified Interventional Radiologist / Diagnostic Radiologist Dr. Arash Padidar is a specialist. At Minimally Invasive Surgical Solutions we offer treatment options for Fibroids.
Frequently Asked Questions
Fibroids, also known as uterine leiomyomas, are non-cancerous growths that develop in the uterus. They are made up of muscle and fibrous tissue and can vary in size from small, pea-sized growths to larger masses. Fibroids are common, particularly in women of reproductive age. Here are some key points about fibroids:
Many women with fibroids do not experience symptoms and may not even be aware they have them.
However, when symptoms do occur, they can include:
Heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding
Pelvic pain or pressure
Difficulty emptying the bladder
Pain during intercourse
Abdominal bloating or enlargement
- The exact cause of fibroids is not fully understood, but they are thought to be influenced by hormonal factors, particularly estrogen and progesterone.
- Fibroids can be diagnosed through pelvic examinations, ultrasound imaging, MRI, and other tests. A healthcare provider may use these methods to determine the size, location, and number of fibroids.
- Treatment for fibroids depends on the severity of symptoms, the size and location of the fibroids, and the patient's reproductive plans.
- Treatment options include medications to manage symptoms, hormonal therapies, minimally invasive procedures (such as uterine artery embolization or myomectomy), and in some cases, surgery (hysterectomy) to remove the uterus.
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