Fibroids are the most common benign growths that occur in women of child-bearing age. It’s important to seek quality medical care to treat your fibroids and prevent damage to your uterus. The Women’s Health Specialists of Dallas are highly skilled in treating gynecological disorders and female reproductive health complications, including fibroids. Visit one of their two offices in Dallas or Rockwall, Texas. Click or call to book your appointment.
Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous growths in the uterus. They typically appear during child-bearing years and can range in size from small to large. If they grow large, they can distort and change the shape of the uterus.
In severe cases, the fibroid can cause your uterus to expand to the point where it reaches your ribcage.
Some women might only get one fibroid, while others have multiple. Some fibroids can appear without symptoms and go unnoticed.
Your Women’s Health Specialists doctor may find fibroids during your pelvic exam, even if you haven’t been experiencing any symptoms.
The symptoms often depend on the location, size, and number of fibroids, but some of the common symptoms include:
The cause of fibroids isn’t exactly clear, and many factors play a part.
Some fibroids have gene changes making them different from normal uterine muscle cells.
Experts believe estrogen and progesterone promote fibroid growth.
Other growth factors, such as an insulin-like growth factor linked to high insulin levels, may affect fibroid growth.
The Women’s Health Specialists diagnose fibroids through various testing methods, such as an MRI, a hysteroscopy, or a pelvic ultrasound. They then give you quality treatment options.
Fibroids grow slowly, and some don’t grow at all. If your fibroids don’t give you symptoms or are only mildly annoying, your Women’s Health Specialist carefully monitors your condition.
Your Women’s Health Specialist may prescribe medications that aim to regulate your hormones and menstrual cycle, and treat heavy bleeding, pelvic pressure, and other troubling symptoms.
Non-hormonal anti-inflammatory medicines are also helpful in relieving pain.
Your Women’s Health Specialists doctor may recommend surgery for more severe cases. They may prescribe a special medication that can only be used short-term to shrink the fibroids before surgery.
A hysterectomy is a treatment option if you are done having children.
If you have symptoms, are due for a checkup, or believe you might have fibroids, call or click to schedule your appointment with the Women’s Health Specialists of Dallas.