Fibroids can cause debilitating pain and heavy bleeding. If you struggle with uterine fibroids, let Dunwoody OB/GYN, LLC, in Dunwoody, Georgia, help. The practice has the expertise you need to find solutions for your pain and offers personalized, one-on-one care for women of all ages. To explore your fibroids treatment options, call the office today, or schedule an appointment online.
Uterine fibroids are benign growths that develop inside your uterus. Fibroids are common, with up to 80% of women developing fibroids by age 50. These growths are rarely cancerous and usually don't cause serious health concerns. Many women with fibroids experience no symptoms.
But fibroids can sometimes cause unwelcome symptoms, like pain or heavy bleeding. If your fibroids are affecting your quality of life, Dunwoody OB/GYN, LLC, can help.
Your symptoms may depend on the size and location of your fibroids. Small fibroids can go unnoticed, but large fibroids often cause severe pain or abdominal swelling.
Fibroid symptoms can include:
If you have fibroids and experience new or worsening symptoms, contact Dunwoody OB/GYN, LLC, for an exam. These changes could be a sign that your fibroids are growing, and you might need treatment to keep your fibroids from under control.
If your fibroids are small, you might not need any special care. But your Dunwoody OB/GYN, LLC, provider may suggest taking birth control pills. These drugs can help control fibroid symptoms and keep fibroids from growing.
If you have large or painful fibroids, your provider might recommend surgery. Laparoscopic myomectomy or hysteroscopy procedures can resolve your symptoms and provide relief.
Many women are nervous about undergoing fibroid surgery, but fibroid removal is usually a simple outpatient procedure. In most cases, you won't need to stay overnight at the hospital. You may need to rest for a few days and avoid heavy exercise for a few weeks, though.
Most fibroids won't keep you from getting pregnant. But in rare cases, fibroids might affect your fertility. Dunwoody OB/GYN, LLC, can help you determine whether you're at risk for fertility problems.
When you choose a fibroid treatment, your provider may ask about your plans for future pregnancies. Some surgeries, like hysterectomy, aren't right for women who want to preserve their fertility. If you're hoping to get pregnant in the future, your provider helps you pick the proper treatment.
For fibroid treatment, call Dunwoody OB/GYN, LLC, today or schedule an appointment online.