How women can manage uterine fibroids
- Posted on: Jun 15 2020
Women of reproductive age are susceptible to developing a wide range of concerns over the years. One of the most commonly experienced issues is that of uterine fibroids. Uterine fibroids are small tumors that can develop on the uterus. Sometimes they are asymptomatic, while some women experience extensive pain, urinary problems, painful sexual intercourse, and heavy bleeding. Because fibroids can be present without symptoms, it is important that patients maintain their yearly gynecological exam regardless of changes that may or may not have occurred since their last visit. The team of Columbus Women’s Care has the experience to provide a proper diagnosis and make suggestions for treatment.
How do I manage uterine fibroids?
Do to the unpredictable nature of uterine fibroids, and how the impact some women but not others, getting a diagnosis of fibroids is the first step in determining ways to manage. If a uterine fibroid is found by the team at Columbus Women’s Care but is not presenting any problems or symptoms, our gynecological team may suggest monitoring the fibroid over time. They typically grow slowly or not at all, leaving many professionals in a position where they decide to leave them untreated.
However, women who have fibroids that are large and/or problematic have some options for treatment. Once a proper diagnosis has been made, the doctor may suggest removal of the uterine fibroid. This can be done in a variety of ways with surgery or minimally-invasive techniques that remove the fibroids effectively while preserving as much healthy tissue as possible in the area. Some methods may include MRI-guided ultrasound or laparoscopic myolysis. With an evaluation at Columbus Women’s Care, women can obtain the knowledge they need from our professional team to determine the best treatment option for their unique situation.
Discuss treatment options for uterine fibroids with the team of Columbus Women’s Care today
If you reside in the area of Canal Winchester, OH and are interested in getting proper diagnosis and care for your uterine fibroids our professionals encourage you to book an appointment with our team by calling (614) 755-4200. We are committed to helping women in our practice, conveniently located at 7901 Diley Road, Suite 205/260.
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