Contemporary Women's Care
OBGYNs located in Plano, TX
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 Q & A
Why do I have fibroids?
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:
- Are over age 40
- Are overweight or obese
- Are of African-American descent
- Consume a lot of red meat and ham
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.
What are the symptoms of fibroids?
Fibroids don’t always cause symptoms, but for some women, they can be excruciatingly painful. If you have uterine fibroids, you may experience:
- Lower back pain
- Increased urination
- Heavy menstrual periods
- Bleeding between your periods
- Enlarged abdomen
- Periods that last longer than normal
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.
Do I need treatment for fibroids?
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:
- Gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist medications
- NovaSure® endometrial ablation
- Hormonal intrauterine device (IUD)
- Over-the-counter pain relievers
- Low-dose birth control pills
- Progesterone-like injections
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.
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