Fibroids are the most common tumors of the female reproductive tract. Although benign they can present painful symptoms such as heavy and prolonged menstrual bleeding, frequent urination, pelvic pain and pressure and sometimes anemia (iron deficiency) due to heavy menstrual flow.
Fibroids can cause severe bleeding, even if they are small. They can increase the area of the uterine lining and menstrual flow and decrease the natural ability of the lining to stop the bleeding. Increased bleeding in the uterine cavity due to fibroids may result in the formation of clots which can cause pain due to distension of the womb and passage of the clots.
Blood loss is the most common cause of anemia. In addition to the loss of blood cells from the body, loss of iron can lead to iron deficiency, causing reduced bone marrow, worsening the degree of anemia. A lot of women coming to USA Fibroid Centers for fibroid treatment have been diagnosed with anemia. After UFE most of these women have their anemia under control due to lighter and shorter menstrual periods.
Women who have gone through pain and suffering due to fibroids can only tell what kind of a difference an effective fibroid treatment can have on their lives. The minimally invasive and non-surgical fibroid treatment at USA Fibroid Centers is Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) during which the blood supply to a fibroid tumor is blocked causing the fibroid tumor to be reduced in size and eventually die.
If you are suffering from anemia caused by heavy and prolonged menstrual bleeding due to fibroids don’t wait! Anemia if left untreated can cause potentially life-threatening complications such as congestive heart failure, angina, arrhythmia or heart attack. The best approach to control anemia caused by uterine fibroids is to first treat fibroids itself.
If you are suffering from painful symptoms fibroids and or if heavy bleeding is causing anemia call (855) 667 4247 to get in touch with our interventional radiologists, before these symptoms lead to serious complications.