Marie remembers having a pretty regular period, every 27 to 28 days, lasting for six days. Her flow was heavy at times, but not unbearable. Sometimes, she had mild cramping, but compared to her friends growing up, she was lucky. As she got older, however, she noticed her periods were becoming more irregular—she knew something wasn’t right. Her bleeding was heavier, and the pain was unlike anything she had experienced before.
It wasn’t until she took the USA Fibroid Centers Uterine Fibroid Symptoms Quiz that she realized she needed to consult with a specialist. Marie was evaluated by one of USA Fibroid Centers’ top interventional radiologists and learned she had developed uterine fibroids. Fibroids are benign tumors originating from uterine tissue, and their cause is mostly unknown.
The good news is twofold.
- They are very common. Marie chatted with one of her old friends from college while waiting for her appointment. She was comforted in knowing she wasn’t alone.
- They are very treatable. The team at USA Fibroid Centers explained to Marie about the minimally invasive, non-surgical, outpatient fibroid treatment called uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), during which the blood supply to the fibroid(s) is blocked, and the symptoms gradually disappear. Marie was relieved she wouldn’t have to undergo surgery to treat her fibroids.
If you think you might have uterine fibroids, take the Uterine Fibroid Symptoms Quiz on USA Fibroid Centers’ website. Depending on your results, you may need to call (855) 667-4247 to schedule a consultation. All treatments at USA Fibroid Centers are covered by Medicare, most insurance plans, and Medicaid.