Fibroids Treatments to Discuss With Your Doctor. Glamour

Glamour magazine cited USA Fibroid Centers in the article, All the Uterine Fibroid Treatment Options to Discuss with Your Doctor. 

Uterine fibroids are common benign tumors affecting people with a uterus at the rate of 75 to 80 percent being diagnosed with fibroids at some point in their lifetime. African American women have a higher prevalence of this condition, starting earlier and with more severe symptoms. Fibroids vary in size and location, leading to uterine fibroid symptoms like pelvic pain, heavy periods, or bleeding between menstrual cycles.

USA Fibroid Centers weighed in about oral contraceptive birth control pills prescribed as a treatment for fibroids. Evidence of their effectiveness is mixed because they do not shrink the fibroids causing the symptoms.

Instead, USA Fibroid Centers urge women to consider if they are candidates for uterine fibroid embolization (UFE).  UFE is a safe and effective office-based treatment that cuts off blood supply to fibroids, causing them to shrink over time.

Dr. Yan Katsnelson, founder of USA Fibroid Centers, which has locations nationwide, agrees that early intervention is better for the patient. “We’re dedicated to raising awareness of UFE as a treatment option and encouraging more conversations about fibroids.”

Glamour provides an overview of fibroid treatments from the least invasive to surgically removing the uterus. The most effective fibroid treatment options consider factors such as the impact of symptoms, fertility goals, and insurance coverage.

  • Observe and wait: If symptoms are not posing a problem monitoring fibroid changes may be recommended, as they can shrink with age, especially during menopause. Regular monitoring is essential as symptoms can suddenly worsen.
  • Medication: Gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists, a type of hormone therapy, can aid in reducing fibroid-related bleeding. Birth control pills or progesterone-releasing IUDs can control heavy bleeding caused by fibroids.
  • Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE): This nonsurgical procedure cuts off the blood supply to fibroids, causing them to shrink over time.
  • Radiofrequency ablation: During this laparoscopic procedure fibroids are destroyed using heated needles.
  • Myomectomy: This surgical procedure removes fibroids through an incision.
  • Hysterectomy: This surgery removes the entire uterus and brings on early menopause.

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