When women get diagnosed with uterine fibroids they often think about a difficult life ahead. It is true that the symptoms of these most common benign tumors of the female reproductive tract can be painful and challenging but with the right treatment you can get your life back on track again.
Let’s examine some of the most common myths about uterine fibroids:
Myth1. The only treatment option for fibroids is a hysterectomy!
This is not true. There are many other treatment options available for fibroid treatment. At USA Fibroid Centers we offer an FDA approved minimally invasive and non-surgical fibroid treatment for symptomatic fibroids-Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) where the blood supply to the fibroid is blocked due to which the fibroid tumor is reduced in size and the symptoms gradually disappear.
Myth 2. Fibroids are Cancer!
Only 0.01% of fibroids become cancerous. It is important to note, however, that-regardless of age simply having fibroids doesn’t increase a woman’s chances of developing cancer in her reproductive organs.
Myth 3. If I have fibroids I will never have kids!
There are several ways uterine fibroids can reduce fertility. Changes in the shape of the cervix can affect the number of sperm that can enter the uterus. Changes in the shape of the uterus can interfere with the movement of the sperm or embryo. However if fibroids are treated, fertility may be restored.
Myth 4. Fibroids can go away on their own.
There are certain factors which increase the risk for uterine fibroids but interestingly each of a woman’s fibroids may grow or shrink at different times. Hormones may also affect fibroid growth. But if the symptoms of fibroids are left untreated they can lead to more serious complications. Therefore, it is important to evaluate your treatment options and receive fibroid treatment to prevent the risk of even more serious health problems.
If you are suffering from painful and prolonged menstrual periods that continues for more than a week, frequent