Uterine fibroids are known for causing heavy periods, discomfort during intercourse, and serious pelvic pain. If you have a history of fibroids, the expert OB/GYNs at Contemporary Women's Care in Plano, Texas, can help. Between in-office procedures, like endometrial ablation and minimally invasive surgery, your dedicated OB/GYN can help you recover from debilitating fibroid symptoms. Request an appointment using the online scheduler or call the office to book your fibroid evaluation today.
Fibroids are muscular tumors that develop in the walls of your uterus. Also known as “myoma,” these growths are almost always noncancerous. While fibroids aren’t well-understood, medical researchers find that having a family history of fibroids or a personal history of hormonal issues could be to blame.
Your risk of having fibroids is higher if you:
You can develop just one fibroid or have several of them. It’s even common for fibroids to grow bigger or shrink in size over time.
Fibroids don’t always cause symptoms, but for some women, they can be excruciatingly painful. If you have uterine fibroids, you may experience:
Fibroids can even lead to pain during sexual intercourse. If any of these symptoms affect you, schedule an evaluation at Contemporary Women's Care to determine if you have fibroids and get started on treatment.
If your fibroids don’t cause symptoms, you may not need treatment. But if you experience any symptoms, even if they seem minor or infrequent, you have plenty of treatment options available at Contemporary Women's Care. Your OB/GYN could recommend:
You may also be a candidate for a focused ultrasound surgery (FUS), which is a nonsurgical procedure. This treatment involves using high-energy and high-frequency sound waves to ablate or destroy your fibroids.
For more complex cases of fibroids, like if you have larger or multiple growths, surgery may be necessary. Your Contemporary Women's Care OB/GYN can use minimally invasive measures, like a laparoscopy, to carefully remove your fibroids while preserving your uterus.
If you have uterine fibroids, contact Contemporary Women's Care to get started on treatment right away. You can conveniently schedule an evaluation online, or you can call the office to speak with a team member directly.