Uterine Fibroid Specialist in South Miami, FL
Uterine Fibroids are benign, abnormal growths in a woman’s uterus. Fibroids affect 70 to 80 percent of women in their lifetime however they can be treated. If left untreated fibroids can cause abdominal pain as well as heavy periods.
The board-certified gynecologists at South Miami Women’s Health provide treatment for uterine fibroids in Miami, FL. Learn about your treatment options and call (305) 665-9644 to schedule your appointment today.
Risk Factors of Uterine Fibroids
There are many factors that increase a woman’s risk of developing fibroids, including:
- Genetics. If other members of your family have experienced uterine fibroids, you have a higher risk of getting them as well.
- Age. While menopause will usually help shrink fibroids on their own, women who are over 30 have a higher risk of getting fibroids.
- Hormonal Imbalances. Abnormal amount of certain hormones can increase your chance of getting fibroids. Estrogen and progesterone have the potential to cause the growth of fibroids.
- Pregnancy. During pregnancy, your body produces more estrogen and progesterone. Therefore pregnancy can be a cause of uterine fibroids.
- Diet. Eating a diet highly consisting of raw meat and ham can increase your risk of getting fibroids, while a diet high in greens and veggies can decrease your chance of getting fibroids.
Common Symptoms of Fibroids
In most cases fibroids are asymptomatic and do not cause any symptoms. This can make it difficult women to tell whether or not they have fibroids. When symptoms are present, they commonly include heavy bleeding, frequent urination, painful intercourse, lower back pain and a feeling of fullness in the lower abdomen. If you experience these symptoms, your gynecologist will either perform an ultrasound, MRI or X-ray to properly diagnose your condition.
Treating Uterine Fibroids at South Florida Women’s Health
There are a number of effective treatment options for uterine fibroids ranging from medications to surgical procedures. Your gynecologist at South Miami Women’s Health will determine the best treatment option for you based on a thorough evaluation.
Low-dose birth controls can help stop fibroids from growing. They can also control heavy bleeding. If pain is the only symptom, over-the-counter pain medicine will help.
Doctors remove the lining of the uterus to control heavy bleeding caused by fibroids.
Surgery to remove uterine fibroids without taking out healthy tissue.
Surgical removal of the uterus.
Schedule a Consultation with South Miami Women’s Health
Contact a physician at South Miami Women’s Health today for information on uterine fibroids. To schedule an appointment, call (305) 665-9644 today.