Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths in the uterus that can develop during a woman’s childbearing years. The cause of fibroids isn’t well understood. Risk factors include family history of fibroids, obesity, or early onset of puberty.
- Pelvic pain and pressure
- Excessive bleeding, prolonged periods and passage of clots, anemia
- Abdominal swelling
- Pressure on the bowel, leading to constipation and bloating
- Pregnancy complications
Fibroids may be removed by surgery or with a minimally invasive technique known as embolization. Uterine Fibroid Embolization shrinks the fibroids by reducing the blood flow to them. This voids the need for surgery and potentially preserve future fertility. Patients usually return home the same day and most patients experience significant improvement in their symptoms. Ulterine Fibroid Embolization is a well-proven, safe, and effective treatment for women suffering from Uterine Fibroids.