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Exploring Fibroids Treatment Options

Posted on December 20, 2023

While many women suffer from fibroids, few are aware of all their fibroid treatment options. In fac, a uterine fibroids diagnosis is a leading cause of hysterectomy in this country. And that's unfortunate, since it means too many women lose their uterus, and fertility, unnecessarily.  

Fibroids Treatment Options 

As many as 80% of women develop uterine fibroids by the time they turn 50, but African American women develop fibroids at a higher rate, and with worse symptoms. Unfortunately, many of these women are embarrassed by symptoms such as heavy periods, so they wait an average of 4 years before seeking help. And, when they do seek intervention, they may not interact with an interventional radiologist, meaning they may never know that UFE, or uterine fibroid embolization, is among their options.

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Why fibroids treatment options matters

Despite the fact that most women want to spare their uterus while treating fibroids, hysterectomy is still the most common treatment. So, how can you avoid surgery and find your best treatment option? First, explore the benefits and risks of each procedure type, so you can make the best decision for your lifesyle. Then, ask yourself questions about your goals, looking at your most troubling symptoms; your fertility goals; and whether you want treatment to cure your fibroids or simply reduce your symptom burden. Here is some more information on potential treatments to help you make an informed decision.

Hysterectomy

After a hysterectomy, you will likely spend 2 or more days in hospital, followed by a 2-6 week recovery period. Afterward, you may experience bladder leaks, a weakened pelvic floor muscles, and instant menopause.

Myomectomy

With a myomectomy surgery, you can spare your uterus, as physicians remove individual fibroids from the uterus. Still, you face the risk of uterine scarring, and fibroid recurrence.

UFE

This fibroids treatment is a safe and effective outpatient procedure. It preserves your uterus while shrinking fibroids. And it works because we block blood flow to your uterine artery, starving your fibroids and resolving symptoms. Best of all, treatment is delivered through a small puncture in the groin or wrist, eliminating concerns over scars and reducing your recovery period. And the procedure is highly effective: in fact, it has a 90% success rate when it comes to symptom relief!

Do you want to find a fibroids treatment that eliminates your symptoms while sparing your uterus? Click here to request an appointmentso you can find out more about the UFE procedure.

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