What are uterine fibroids?
Uterine fibroids are benign tumors that grow inside your uterus. They’re generally harmless and in most cases cause no symptoms; women may not even realize they have them.
For some women, however, the fibroids cause:
- Heavy menstrual bleeding
- Pain during sex
- Painful cramps or pelvic pressure
- Abdominal swelling
- Frequent urination
- Lower back pain
- Miscarriage or infertility
Why do fibroids occur?
The exact reason why some women develop fibroids isn’t clear.
What’s the treatment for fibroids?
Fibroids do not necessarily require treatment. Regular ultrasounds may be used to track the growth of fibroids that are left untreated. A patient with large fibroids may require ultrasound simply because the uterine size no longer allows the gynecologist to do a proper assessment on pelvic exam.
When treatment is warranted, patients can be comfortable that they have numerous options available to suit their individual quality of life goals. Some patients are better served with medication. Others may prefer surgery. And within each of these categories of treatment, there are numerous choices to be had
What can you expect from your visit at Bergenfield Gynecology and Wellness?
Clinical expertise in diagnosis, attentiveness to your concerns and goals. We work with you to determine the very best treatment plan for your case. We offer fibroid surveillance with on-site pelvic ultrasound, medical treatment strategies, and the very best in surgical expertise. We are committed to evidence-based surgery utilizing the most minimal invasive techniques for your safety and convenience. Treatment planning is a collaborative effort. We believe the best patients are informed. Patients are given ample time for questions in a non-judgemental setting. We are also happy to assist those who wish to do their own research or seek out additional opinions. Our goal is patient comfort and satisfaction as an active participant with the treatment plan.
If you have symptoms that suggest uterine fibroids, consult with Bergenfield Gynecology & Wellness. Call the office or schedule your appointment online.
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