Uterine fibroids are growths that appear in the uterus. These noncancerous growths can vary in size from small to large and usually appear during childbearing years. If fibroids grow large, they can change to the share of and cause damage to the uterus.
Some women have multiple fibroids while other women may only get one. Some fibroids may not come along with any symptoms and can go unnoticed without a well-woman exam.
Your doctor might discover fibroids during your well-woman pelvic exam, even if you haven’t had any symptoms or concerns.
The cause of fibroids isn’t definitive. Certain factors might influence the development of fibroid, such as hormonal or genetic changes.
Common symptoms of fibroids include:
Our physicians offer various ways to treat fibroids, including medications, invasive and minimally invasive surgery, and lifestyle changes.
Some fibroids don’t grow at all and others grow slowly. If your fibroids aren’t causing any symptoms, our physicians may decide to monitor your condition and recommend certain lifestyle changes.
Our physicians might prescribe medications aimed at regulating your menstrual cycle and hormones. For severe cases, our doctors might recommend appropriate surgery.
Our providers can help you determine the right course of treatment to get you feeling better.
If you have symptoms or believe you might have fibroids, call our office or schedule an appointment online.