How Do You Know If You Have Fibroids?
Fibroids do not always cause symptoms, but how do you know if you have fibroids? The most common symptom caused by fibroids is heavy menstrual bleeding. Other common symptoms may include: Prolonged periods Bleeding or spotting between periods Frequent urination Constipation Pelvic pain or pressure that does not go away Painful intercourse Lower back pain […]
Conservative approaches to fibroid treatment for women who wish to have children are a common concern we see in our patients. A question we are asked often is how do women with fibroids have successful pregnancies? Myomas, or uterine fibroids are the most commonly encountered uterine tumors. The word “tumor” insights fear but it really means […]
Fibroids, also known as leiomyoma, are benign smooth muscle tumors within the uterus. These fibroids can be positioned on the outside of the uterus (subserosal), within the uterine muscle (intramural) or within the endometrial cavity (submucosal). Previous blogs have discussed the impact of fibroids on reproductive function. In those patients with submucosal fibroids, how does […]
Fibroids: What They Are and Who Gets Them
Fibroids also called leiomyomas or myomas are tissue tumors or masses arising in uterine muscle that can distort the uterus. Although they are called tumors or masses, they are benign and are not cancer. Fibroids are very common, as many as three out of four women may have them during their reproductive years. They can […]