Uterine Fibroids are common, non-cancerous growths in the wall of the uterus.
Most Fibroids do not cause symptoms. However, because they are very vascular, if they grow in the endometrium they can cause severe bleeding. If they are large, they can press on pelvic organs.
Frequently Asked Questions
Heavy, prolonged menstrual periods and unusual monthly bleeding, sometimes with clots
Pelvic pain and pressure
Pain in the back and legs
Pain during intercourse
Bladder pressure leading to a frequent urge to urinate
Pressure on the bowel, leading to constipation and bloating
Abnormally enlarged abdomen
Uterine Fibroids are usually discovered by an ultrasound. An MRI is often done to determine the stage of the fibroids and rule out other problems.
One higher risk option is a hysterectomy. This has been the traditional procedure for women with Uterine Fibroids. However, a hysterectomy has serious operative risks, anesthetic risks, a longer and more painful recovery, and is more expensive.
The lowest risk procedure to fix Uterine Fibroids is called Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE). This is an outpatient procedure performed by an interventional radiologist. General anesthesia is not needed but the patient is given conscious sedation so they do not feel much pain.
The majority of women are able to return to normal activities within a few days.
At Blue Rock Medical, we have superb, interventional radiologists. They have trained at Johns Hopkins University, Washington University, and the University of Pennsylvania.
Our facility is equipped with state-of-the-art imaging facilities for ultrasound and MRI work-up.
We provide one-on-one nursing care for a painless experience.
Our services are ⅓ the cost of a hospital.
For more information, call today to schedule a consultation.