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Fibroid Treatment in Illinois
If you live in Illinois and struggle with debilitating pain, a diminished sex life, and low energy-levels caused by uterine fibroids, you may be relieved to hear there is hope with a minimally-invasive procedure called Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE).
Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that commonly appear in or on uterine walls. They may occur as a single fibroid, or as multiple fibroids in clusters. Fibroids range in size from that of a tiny seed to as large as a melon — with the largest ones weighing over twenty pounds. Although uterine fibroids are not cancerous, they can harm surrounding organs, negatively impact fertility, and cause painful symptoms.
Uterine fibroids come in four types, classified by location within the uterus:
The type, size, location, and number of fibroids determine which symptoms will occur, as well as the severity. In some cases, symptoms may not occur at all.
Fibroid symptoms can include:
- Heavy or prolonged menstruation
- Anemia-induced fatigue
- Pelvic or lower back pain
- Stomach bloating
- Frequent urination
- Painful sexual intercourse
- Severe cramps or pelvic pressure
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About 33% of women during their childbearing years develop these benign tumors, and by age 50, that number increases to as high as 80%. Despite the prevalence of uterine fibroids, only about half of women believe they are at risk. Although there are a range of fibroid treatments in Illinois available, patients are often misinformed of their options. Many believe that hysterectomy, the complete surgical removal of the uterus, is the only treatment option. Our experts at USA Fibroid Centers aim to educate on the unique, effective, non-surgical treatment option that can preserve your uterus and ovaries, eliminate symptoms, and quickly get you back to living life to its fullest.
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Don’t let your symptoms interfere with your career, sex life, self-esteem, or social interactions any longer. For fibroid treatment in Illinois, head to one of our USA Fibroid Center locations. Instead of undergoing major surgery like hysterectomy or myomectomy, contact us to find out if you are a candidate for Uterine Fibroid Embolization.
Non-surgical Illinois uterine fibroids treatment
At USA Fibroid Centers, our Illinois fibroid specialists want you to know that there are less invasive, non-surgical treatments available.
We are trusted experts for Illinois fibroid treatment. Uterine Fibroid Embolization is performed by our highly qualified fibroid specialists in state-of-the-art facilities. Our knowledgeable staff and experienced interventional radiologists will guide you every step of the way through treatment, recovery, and beyond.
The UFE procedure takes about 30-45 minutes. It does not require general anesthesia, although it is performed under light sedation so you’ll be comfortable and calm throughout:
- Before the procedure, your fibroids will be located using an advanced ultrasound in a process called fibroid mapping.
- After numbing your thigh, one of our doctors makes a small incision, which serves as the entry point for a catheter.
- The catheter is threaded into the artery responsible for supplying blood flow to the fibroid.
- Your doctor releases small particles through the catheter to block up this artery.
- Once blood flow is cut off, the fibroid begins to shrink and eventually die.
- Your incision requires no stitches, just a small bandage.
- You should return to your normal, daily activities within 1-2 weeks.
- Your ovaries and uterus remain intact.
This treatment is low-risk compared to hysterectomy and myomectomy procedures. Plus, Uterine Fibroid Embolization can bring quick and significant relief for symptoms impacting your normal life.
If you are interested in discovering whether you are a candidate for Uterine Fibroid Embolization, we recommend making an appointment to meet with one of our fibroid specialists and learn more about our non-surgical, outpatient fibroid treatment. In Illinois, fibroid treatments at USA Fibroid Centers are performed with skill, cutting-edge technology, and the highest in-patient care.
After Uterine Fibroid Embolization, patients report:
- Shorter, lighter periods, lasting between 5-7 days
- Less constipation and bloating
- Decreased pain during intercourse
- No pelvic pressure or pain
- Normal frequency of urination
- No protruding belly or abdomen
- Buying/using less feminine hygiene products
- Taking less over-the-counter pain medications to manage pelvic pain or cramps
You’ll no longer need to cancel social plans or avoid work responsibilities due to painful symptoms — instead, you can joyfully reclaim your life.
Looking for an Illinois Fibroid Specialist?
As America’s number-one fibroid treatment experts, USA Fibroid Centers has dozens of clinics across the country, including several convenient locations for Illinois uterine fibroids treatment: Find us at our Chicago location in South Loop near Buckingham Fountain and Columbia College of Chicago, or head just northwest to Elmwood Park for our location on West North Avenue, close to Concordia University Chicago. We also have an office off 94N in Northbrook on Dundee Road.
Our expert interventional radiologists offer unparalleled experience in performing this minimally-invasive uterine fibroid treatment. All of our staff and medical professionals go the extra mile to offer compassionate patient care.
At your initial consultation, we will:
- Review your MRI and ultrasound to confirm your diagnosis
- Find the best treatment plan for your needs
- Help you avoid unnecessary Illinois fibroid surgery by exploring all treatment options
Our Illinois fibroid specialists work one-on-one with each patient, going over all aspects of the procedure to ensure they can be fully informed. At USA Fibroid Centers, you’ll find that this type of personalized consultation sets a new standard of patient care. Our primary goal is to give you hope for a new future without fibroid pain, discomfort, and unpredictability.
Book your Illinois Fibroid Treatment today
Don’t wait any longer to get help. After Uterine Fibroid Embolization, you can rediscover a life free of pain, heavy bleeding, and all the other unpleasant effects of uterine fibroids. Get experienced Illinois fibroid removal by calling the location nearest you, or schedule an appointment with one of our top specialists via our convenient online scheduling form.