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Fibroid Treatment in Massachusetts
If you are struggling with debilitating pain, a diminished sex life, heavy menstrual bleeding, or low energy levels caused by uterine fibroids, you may be relieved to hear that there’s a nonsurgical procedure available called Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE). USA Fibroid Centers offers this state-of-the-art fibroid treatment in Massachusetts.
Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that commonly develop within the uterus. They may appear 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 have the potential to impact surrounding organs, negatively affect fertility, and cause painful symptoms.
There are four types of uterine fibroids, which are classified by their location within the uterus:
The type, size, location, and number of fibroids present can affect which symptoms present, as well as the severity. In some cases, there can be no symptoms at all.
Possible uterine fibroid symptoms include:
- Heavy or prolonged menstruation
- Anemia-induced fatigue
- Lower back or leg pain
- Protruding abdomen or belly
- Frequent urination
- Painful sexual intercourse
- Severe cramps or pelvic pressure
- Bleeding between periods
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 is a range of available fibroid treatment in Massachusetts, patients are often not informed of all 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.
If your symptoms interfere with your career, sex life, self-esteem, or social interactions, we can help. For fibroid treatment in Massachusetts, head to USA Fibroid Centers. Instead of undergoing major surgery like hysterectomy or myomectomy, make an appointment today to find out if you are a candidate for Uterine Fibroid Embolization.
Non-surgical Massachusetts uterine fibroids treatment
According to a recent report by the Society of Interventional Radiology, one out of five women in the United States think hysterectomy is the only option for treating fibroids. At USA Fibroid Centers, our Fibroid Specialists in Massachusetts want you to know that there are less invasive, non-surgical treatments available.
We are trusted experts for Massachusetts 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 between 30 to 45 minutes. It does not require general anaesthesia and is performed under light sedation, so you’ll be comfortable and calm throughout. Here’s what you need to know:
- Before the procedure, your fibroids are located using a process called fibroid mapping via ultrasound.
- 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 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 be able to return to your normal, daily activities within one to two weeks.
- Your ovaries and uterus remain intact.
- This treatment is low-risk compared to hysterectomy and myomectomy procedures.
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If you are interested in learning whether you are a candidate for Uterine Fibroid Embolization, we recommend making an appointment to meet with one of our fibroid specialists in Massachusetts. Our nonsurgical, outpatient fibroid treatment can bring quick and significant relief for symptoms impacting your normal life. In Massachusetts, fibroid treatments at USA Fibroid Centers are performed with skill, cutting-edge technology, and the highest level of 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 and using less feminine hygiene products
- Taking less over-the-counter pain medications to manage pelvic pain or cramps
After treatment, you’ll no longer need to cancel social plans or avoid work responsibilities due to painful or inconvenient symptoms. It’s time to reclaim your life.
*It’s important to know that every women’s individual experience with uterine fibroids and UFE treatment is unique.
Looking for a Fibroid Specialist in Massachusetts?
As America’s number-one fibroid treatment experts, USA Fibroid Centers has dozens of clinics across the country, including two centrally located offices for Massachusetts uterine fibroids treatment. Find us close to Boston: Our West Roxbury location can be found right on VFW Parkway, or for those coming by public transit is easily accessible via the MBTA Needham Line. It’s adjacent to Millenium Park, the Urban Science Academy, and the Elks Lodge. Further North of Boston we have an additional location in Woburn just off I93 Northern Expressway. Find our office across from the Staples on Washington Street. Both treatment centers are conveniently surrounded by neighborhood stores, restaurants, and other businesses — making it simple to stop in and learn more about Uterine Fibroid Embolization.
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 Massachusetts fibroid surgery by exploring all treatment options, including UFE
Our Massachusetts fibroid specialists work one-on-one with each patient, going over all aspects of the procedure to ensure they will 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 offer you a future without fibroid pain, discomfort, and unpredictability.
Book your Massachusetts Fibroid Treatment today
If you are experiencing fibroid symptoms, don’t wait any longer to get help. After Uterine Fibroid Embolization, you’re one step closer to rediscovering a life free of pain, heavy bleeding, and all the other unpleasant and debilitating effects of uterine fibroids. Learn about Massachusetts fibroid removal by calling the location nearest you, or schedule an appointment with one of our top fibroid specialists with the assistance of our convenient online scheduling form.