An alarming 20 to 40 percent of women ages 35 to 55 have symptomatic uterine fibroids, but that doesn’t mean that women should suffer in silence if they’re facing the painful and embarrassing symptoms of this condition. Symptoms of uterine fibroids can include heavy menstrual bleeding, painful periods, pelvic pressure, frequent urination, pain during intercourse, and lower back pain.
Luckily, these tumors are almost always benign. In fact, almost 75% of the women who suffer from this condition do not feel any symptoms associated with the tumors. However, even for asymptomatic sufferers these tumors can lead to complications during some pregnancies. Therefore, getting rid of fibroids is an important part of managing the condition.
When it comes to removing these tumors, new research shows that non surgical uterine fibroid embolization procedures are as effective as traditional myomectomy surgeries. Using imaging devices, physicians trained in uterine fibroid embolization can target tumors and cut off their blood supply. When you remove the tumors blood supply is is not able to grow and, in fact, shrinks. This procedure, would be not be able to cure a person from fibroids completely, but, would be able to alleviate the symptoms of such conditions as well as to facilitate safe pregnancy among such women.
These embolization procedures have many benefits over traditional surgery including a quicker recovery time, fewer complications, and a lower risk.
Want to learn more about treating uterine fibroids? Come to a free seminar on uterine fibroid embolization on October 25th!
If you’ve been diagnosed with uterine fibroids or are suffering from the symptoms mentioned above, we invite you to join us for a presentation on a comprehensive guide to minimally invasive fibroid treatment. You will learn more about the options available to women who suffer from uterine fibroids.
- Jessica Colwill, MD, OB/GYN — Western Branch OB/GYN
- Christopher Dobzyniak, MD — Medical Center Radiologists
Kindly RSVP by October 21, 2011, to (757) 889-5554. Refreshments will be served.