About 20-80% of women develop fibroids, which are muscular tumors that grow in the uterine wall, before age 50. If pelvic pain or heavy bleeding associated with fibroids negatively impacts your life, the experienced OB/GYNs at Capital Women’s Care can help at three convenient locations in Fairfax, Manassas, and Haymarket, Virginia. They use advanced treatments to remove fibroids and control your symptoms. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online with Capital Women’s Care to learn more about fibroid treatments.
Fibroids are tumors that commonly occur in women of childbearing age. They are muscular tumors that grow near or in the wall of your uterus, or womb.
Fibroids are almost always noncancerous but can lead to unpleasant symptoms that may negatively impact your quality of life.
You might not experience any symptoms at all with uterine fibroids. If you do, you may experience:
Risk factors for fibroids include being African American, being overweight, genetics, drinking alcohol, eating a lot of red meat, and early onset of menstruation. If you experience sharp pelvic pain that occurs abruptly or severe vaginal bleeding, see your doctor right away.
To diagnose fibroids, your Capital Women’s Care specialist reviews your medical history and symptoms and completes a pelvic exam.
They may use ultrasound, MRIs, or hysteroscopy to make a diagnosis, and recommend blood tests to detect or rule out health issues associated with your symptoms.
Your OB/GYN personalizes a fibroid treatment plan based on the type and severity of your symptoms. They might recommend:
Watchful waiting might be all that’s necessary if you have fibroids without symptoms, as fibroids generally aren’t cancerous.
Taking certain medications can target hormones associated with your menstrual cycle and shrink fibroids to reduce pelvic pain and heavy menstrual bleeding.
During noninvasive MRI-guided ultrasound treatment, high-energy ultrasound waves destroy fibroid tissue without surgery or downtime.
The Capital Women’s Care team offers advanced, minimally invasive procedures that eliminate fibroids and your symptoms.
Examples include uterine artery embolization, radiofrequency ablation, laparoscopic or robotic fibroid removal, and minimally invasive hysterectomy. Downtime for any of these minimally invasive procedures is minimal.
Don’t let fibroids negatively affect your lifestyle when simple treatment options are available at Capital Women’s Care. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online today.