Treatment of Fibroids
According to your gynecology doctor Dr. Raleigh Unterseher, uterine fibroids are growths that usually appear during the course of a woman’s childbearing years. They can potentially lead to an increase in the risk of uterine cancer.
Although as many as 1 out of every 4 women experience uterine fibroids at some point during their life, most cases remain undetected because there are typically no visible symptoms. In fact, they’re often discovered by accident during an ultrasound or pelvic exam.
If a patient is suffering pain and/or discomfort as a result of their uterine fibroids, your gynecology doctor Chico will prescribe therapy and surgery to help shrink or remove the uterine fibroids.
Typical symptoms of uterine fibroids include:
- Menstrual bleeding that is heavier and longer-lasting than normal;
- Pelvic pressure and/or pain;
- Urinating more often than normal;
- Difficulty when emptying your bladder and/or constipation;
- Leg or back pain.
Tests and Diagnosis for Fibroids
Your gynecology doctor Chico can uncover the presence of uterine fibroids during a pelvic exam, often showing up as irregularities in the shape of a patient’s uterus. An ultrasound can confirm the presence of the fibroids and provide more information regarding their location and size.
Treatments for Uterine Fibroids
Although there’s not one single treatment that’s better than the others, patients who suffer from uterine fibroids do have numerous options. While your gynecology doctor Chico may choose watchful waiting as a method of treatment, fibroids can also be treated with medications or surgery.
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