Fresno Fibroid Center
Non-Surgical Fibroid Treatment & Interventional Radiology located in Fresno, CA
Uterine fibroids are a common condition affecting women, especially those in their 30s, 40s, and 50s. Often, these uterine growths cause no symptoms and don’t require treatment, but if they are symptomatic, the fibroids can negatively affect your quality of life. At Fresno Fibroid Center in Fresno, California, the expert team of doctors specializes in non-surgical fibroid treatment to help you find relief quickly and safely. Call today if you believe you have uterine fibroids that need treatment or use the online tool to schedule.
Fibroids Q & A
What should I know about uterine fibroids?
Uterine fibroids may affect up to 80% of women at some point in their life. These growths in your uterus are noncancerous and vary greatly in size. Some fibroids may be only the size of a walnut, while others can balloon up to the size of a cantaloupe or even larger. Fibroids of any size can cause symptoms, and large fibroids can cause swelling or distension in your abdomen.
You’re most likely to develop fibroids if you have a family history of the condition and when you pass 35 years of age. Changes in your hormones that occur with your menstrual cycle or pregnancy may also contribute to fibroid development.
Fibroids are generally harmless, but if they start to cause disruptive symptoms, you should schedule an examination at Fresno Fibroid Center.
What are the symptoms of fibroids?
Fibroids don’t always cause symptoms, but if they do, you may suffer:
- Heavy and extensive bleeding during your menstrual cycle
- Painful cramping
- Pelvic bloating
- Pain during intercourse
- Urinary urgency, frequency, and incontinence
- Bleeding between periods
- Persistent pelvic or lower back pain
If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s important to schedule an exam with the doctors at Fresno Fibroid Center. These symptoms may indicate fibroids, adenomyosis, or another issue with your reproductive organs.
How are uterine fibroids diagnosed?
The doctors at Fresno Fibroid Center offer on-site ultrasounds to evaluate the health of your reproductive organs and identify fibroids. You will also undergo a pelvic exam to assess the size and shape of your uterus physically. Especially large fibroids may be detected during this exam.
Once it’s confirmed that fibroids are causing your symptoms, you’ll be presented with treatment options to relieve your discomfort and prevent other health complications.
What is the treatment for uterine fibroids?
If you have fibroids, but they aren’t causing symptoms, no treatment may be necessary — at least right away. The doctors may recommend a watch-and-wait approach in which they regularly monitor your fibroids to check for abnormal growth or the development of symptoms.
Fibroids that are causing discomfort, unusual bleeding, or urinary symptoms deserve treatment. At Fresno Fibroid Center, the doctors perform uterine fibroid embolization, a non-surgical, minimally invasive way to relieve the symptoms of fibroids.
During this outpatient treatment, the doctors use embolic material (small spheres) to block off the arteries that provide blood to the fibroids. When the fibroids are denied this blood, they can’t survive. They shrink, and your symptoms resolve.
Uterine fibroid embolization is an alternative to surgical interventions like hysterectomy and myomectomy. You benefit from a faster recovery time, little blood loss, and less risk of complications.
If you have symptoms that suggest uterine fibroids, call Fresno Fibroid Center to set up an evaluation, or book one online today.