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What Are Uterine Fibroids?
Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths that can develop in a woman’s uterus, and they typically form during her childbearing years. These fibroids often go unnoticed and do no harm. However, in some cases, uterine fibroids cause medically harmful symptoms.
What Are the Symptoms of Uterine Fibroids?
Uterine fibroids can cause symptoms that negatively affect a woman’s life. Common symptoms of uterine fibroids include:
- Heavy menstrual bleeding
- Pelvic pain
- Frequent urination
- Pain during sex
- Back pain
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Who Gets Uterine Fibroids?
Any woman can develop uterine fibroids; however, they are most common in women in their 30’s and 40’s. Additionally, there are certain ethnic groups that are more susceptible to develop fibroids .
Can Uterine Fibroids Be Prevented?
Uterine fibroids can happen to anyone, and there is no way to prevent them completely. However, you can make healthy choices to decrease your risk. Women who eat healthily, exercise regularly, maintain a healthy weight, do not smoke, and do not drink alcohol are less likely to develop uterine fibroids.
How Do I Know if I Have Uterine Fibroids?
If you are experiencing any of the common symptoms that come with uterine fibroids, contact your doctor. They can perform a pelvic ultrasound to determine if your symptoms are related to uterine fibroids or a different underlying issue.
Do Fibroids Need to Be Removed?
Uterine fibroids do not always need to be removed. Fibroids need to be treated or removed only if you are symptomatic, or if the fibroids are causing infertility. Your doctor can determine if you may benefit from having your fibroids removed.
How Are Uterine Fibroids Treated?
Dr. Yu offers minimally invasive uterine fibroid treatment options to manage mild to life-threatening symptoms caused by fibroids.
For many years, a hysterectomy was the only procedure used to treat fibroids. However, this procedure is not ideal since it removes the uterus, causing the woman to be infertile. Dr. Yu believes uterine fibroids should be treated with a minimally invasive procedure such as myomectomy surgery or the Acessa Procedure when possible. He will only perform hysterectomies when absolutely necessary and does everything he can to preserve the functionality of the uterus.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Yu to determine which fibroid treatment is right for you based on the location and extent of your fibroids.
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