Uterine Fibroid Treatment Specialist

Uterine fibroids are a common health issue that many women face. They are non-cancerous growths that develop in the uterus and cause heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, and pressure.

70 to 80 percent of women will develop uterine fibroids during their lifetime. Although they are generally asymptomatic, they can still be painful and cause health problems.

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Non-Surgical Minimally Invasive procedure to treat the symptoms caused by uterine fibroids.

Uterine Fibroids

Uterine Fibroids are a common health issue that many women face. This is a noncancerous growth that occurs in the uterus and causes symptoms such as prolonged bleeding during menstruation. It significantly impacts a woman’s lifestyle, causing her to miss work and social activities, as well as difficulties with bladder emptying, constipation, painful intercourse, infertility, recurrent miscarriages, and pelvic pain. Did you know fibroids can be tinier than your fingernail or as large as a cantaloupe? Most patients end up with multiple fibroids at once. Sometimes, they are asymptomatic; other times, heavy bleeding and pain accompany them. In pregnant women, their size tends to dramatically increase. Also known as fibromyoma, leiomyomata, myoma, and leiomyoma, fibroids are the most common tumors found in the female genital tract.

Uterine Fibroid Embolization FAQ

What is uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) and how does it work to treat dysfunctional uterine bleeding?

Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat symptomatic uterine fibroids by blocking the blood vessels that supply them, causing them to shrink and reducing symptoms like heavy menstrual bleeding.

How effective is UFE in treating dysfunctional uterine bleeding caused by uterine fibroids?

UFE has shown to be highly effective in treating dysfunctional uterine bleeding caused by uterine fibroids, with many patients experiencing significant improvement in symptoms.

What are the potential risks and complications associated with UFE?

While UFE is generally safe, potential risks and complications include infection, damage to surrounding tissues, and the risk of premature menopause in rare cases.

How does UFE compare to other treatment options for dysfunctional uterine bleeding, such as hysterectomy or myomectomy?

UFE is less invasive than hysterectomy and myomectomy, preserving the uterus and offering a quicker recovery time with fewer complications.

Will UFE affect my fertility or ability to become pregnant in the future?

While UFE does not affect fertility as drastically as hysterectomy, it’s important to discuss your fertility goals with your interventional radiologist, as some studies suggest a slight decrease in fertility post-UFE.

What is the recovery process like after undergoing UFE for dysfunctional uterine bleeding?

Recovery typically involves a few days of discomfort and possible mild cramping, with most patients returning to normal activities within a week.

Are there any lifestyle changes or restrictions I need to follow before or after undergoing UFE for dysfunctional uterine bleeding?

Your interventional radiologist may recommend avoiding heavy lifting and strenuous activities for a short period after the procedure, but otherwise, there are typically no significant lifestyle changes required.

How long do the results of UFE typically last in terms of reducing or eliminating dysfunctional uterine bleeding symptoms?

Many patients experience long-term relief from symptoms, but the longevity of results can vary. Some may require additional treatments over time.

Can UFE be used to treat all types and sizes of uterine fibroids that may be causing dysfunctional uterine bleeding?

UFE can effectively treat most types and sizes of uterine fibroids, but your interventional radiologist will assess your specific situation to determine if you’re a suitable candidate.

How soon after UFE can I expect to see an improvement in symptoms related to dysfunctional uterine bleeding?

While some women experience immediate relief, it may take several weeks to months for symptoms to fully resolve as the fibroids shrink.

Uterine Fibroids FAQ

What are uterine fibroids, and what causes them?

Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous growths that develop in the uterus. The exact cause is not fully understood, but factors such as hormonal imbalances and genetic predisposition may contribute to their formation.

What are the symptoms of uterine fibroids?

Symptoms can vary widely and may include heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain or pressure, frequent urination, difficulty emptying the bladder, constipation, backache, and in some cases, infertility.

How are uterine fibroids diagnosed?

Uterine fibroids are typically diagnosed through a combination of pelvic exams, imaging tests such as ultrasound or MRI, and in some cases, additional procedures like hysteroscopy or biopsy.

Are uterine fibroids cancerous?

Uterine fibroids are almost always non-cancerous (benign). However, it’s essential to have them evaluated by a healthcare professional to rule out other potential conditions.

What treatment options are available for uterine fibroids?

Treatment options for uterine fibroids may include medication to manage symptoms, minimally invasive procedures such as uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) or myomectomy, and in severe cases, hysterectomy (removal of the uterus).

How do I know which treatment option is best for me?

The best treatment option depends on factors such as the size and location of the fibroids, severity of symptoms, desire for future fertility, and overall health. Discussing these factors with a healthcare provider can help determine the most suitable approach.

Will I need surgery to remove my uterine fibroids?

Surgery may be recommended depending on the size, location, and symptoms associated with the fibroids. However, there are also non-surgical treatment options available, so it’s essential to explore all possibilities with your healthcare provider.

Can uterine fibroids affect my fertility?

Depending on their size and location, uterine fibroids may affect fertility by interfering with implantation or causing complications during pregnancy. However, many women with fibroids can still conceive and carry a pregnancy to term with appropriate management.

Are there any lifestyle changes or home remedies that can help manage uterine fibroid symptoms?

While lifestyle changes and home remedies may not directly shrink fibroids, they can help alleviate symptoms. These may include maintaining a healthy diet, managing stress, exercising regularly, and using over-the-counter pain relievers for discomfort.

Are uterine fibroids preventable?

Since the exact cause of uterine fibroids is not fully understood, it’s challenging to prevent them entirely. However, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, managing weight, and addressing hormonal imbalances may help reduce the risk of developing fibroids.

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Dr. Kevin Carson

Georgia Fibroid Treatment Center is located in Atlanta Georgia founded by Dr. Kevin Carson, MD, CAQ. Dr. Carson has been practicing medicine for over 25 years and specializes in many vascular conditions and treatments.

Discover the latest fibroid treatment methods that can help you manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life without surgery. From medications to non-invasive procedures, we’ve got you covered.


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Uterine Fibroid Care with Dr. Kevin Carson

While most fibroids are small and do not produce symptoms, about 20-40% of women over 35 have sizable fibroids. For African-American women, that number increases to about 60%.

What are Uterine Fibroids? Learn more today!

Fibroids most commonly occur in women ages 40 to 58, but perimenopausal women can get them in their 30s. Fibroids are a massive public health issue and need to be addressed since they are an indication for hysterectomy in premenopausal women.

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