Looking For a Fibroid Specialist? Schedule with Bella and End Your Fibroid Frustration

First off, what are fibroids? 

Fibroids, also called myomas, are benign growths within your uterus. A fibroid can be as tiny as a pea, as big as a grapefruit, or any size between. Fibroids can also grow in small clusters.

What are the symptoms of fibroids?

In most cases, fibroids don’t cause any symptoms. They may appear and go away without problems or interventions. But, if you’re one of those unlucky fibroid sufferers, you may experience:

Fibroids can also play a role in infertility due their ability to interfere with fertilization or disrupt embryo attachment.

How are fibroids diagnosed?

Your Doctor or Bella Provider may find fibroids during a regular checkup or at the time of evaluation for symptoms. If your provider suspects fibroids after a pelvic exam, and you're suffering from fibroid symptoms, you may need ultrasound and lab testing to confirm the fibroid diagnosis.

How are fibroids treated?

This will depend on what kind of symptoms you have. If you don't have any fibroids symptoms, your practitioner may simply monitor the fibroids during your regular checkups to make sure they don't begin causing you problems. In many cases but not all, symptomless fibroids go away on their own.

For some women, if you have symptoms like heavy bleeding and pelvic pain, your provider may prescribe hormones, usually in the form of oral contraceptives, to reduce or eliminate the issues. A hormone IUD, like oral contraceptives, can alleviate heavy bleeding and pain.

Another medication option is gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists, drugs that prevent menstruation and often shrink fibroids. But, GnRH agonists are a temporary solution because you can take them only six months at a time and symptoms may return afterward.

If medication doesn't help, or if fibroids distort your uterus or cause problems like infertility, you may need a minimally invasive surgical procedure like a myomectomy.

The OB/GYNs at Bella Women's Care use the state-of-the-art da Vinci® Surgical System for robotically assisted fibroid removal that leaves your uterus fully intact. Your OB/GYN only makes a couple of tiny incisions during a da Vinci myomectomy, and this allows a much faster and more comfortable recovery than traditional surgery.  

For fast fibroid help, schedule your appointment at Bella Women’s Care by phone or by using the online booking tool today. 

Have questions? Never hesitate to reach out to us to speak with a friendly member of our staff. 

Bella Women's Care Blogger

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