Uterine fibroids are tumors, growing inside or outside the walls of the uterus. These tumors are almost always benign and affect many women of child bearing age. Fibroids present many painful symptoms such as heavy and prolonged menstrual period that can continue for more than a week, frequent urination, pelvic pain and pressure, pain during sexual intercourse or fatigue and tiredness caused by anemia due to heavy menstrual bleeding. Besides painful symptoms, fibroids can have a toll on a woman’s emotional health as well. Women experiencing fibroid pain during sexual intercourse are often stressed how this can affect their relationship with their significant other. Frequent urination especially at night may cause interrupted sleep leading to lack of energy and focus whereas anemia due to loss of blood can lead to tiredness and fatigue. Women suffering from fibroids may also suffer from a poor self-body image as large fibroids can increase the size of the abdomen and can sometimes resemble a 6 months pregnancy. Some women may feel embarrassed and concerned about getting their clothes stained due to heavy menstrual flow and always avoid wearing lighter colors. The painful and challenging symptoms of fibroids also affect workplace performance. According to a recently published survey of nearly 1,000 women in the US, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Journal of Women’s Health 66% of the women surveyed were concerned about missed days from work due to fibroid symptoms Even though the symptoms of fibroids are painful, a lot of women are afraid to get diagnosed with fibroids due to fear of hysterectomy; according to National Institute of Health more than 200,000 hysterectomies are performed each year for uterine fibroids. At USA Fibroid Centers we offer minimally invasive and non-surgical treatment for fibroids where the fibroid tumor is reduced in size and the symptoms gradually disappear while preserving your uterus.
If you are suffering from painful and prolonged menstruation don’t delay your treatment as no woman deserved to live in pain! Call (855) 667 4247 to schedule initial consultation with our interventional radiologists.