At Boro Park OB/GYN, women from in and around Brooklyn, New York, can access a team of specialists who offer innovative treatment for uterine fibroids. According to the National Institutes of Health, most women develop fibroids before the age of 50, with African American women displaying the highest risk levels. Some women have no symptoms and require no treatment. For others, uterine fibroids can cause abnormal bleeding, significant pain, and decreased fertility. Schedule an appointment by calling the office or using the simple online scheduling tool.
Uterine fibroids are a benign type of tumor that grows in your uterus. These tumors contain the same type of smooth muscle fibers that make up your uterine walls, but these fibers are denser. Uterine fibroids are categorized according to their location within your uterus:
Researchers believe there is a genetic component to uterine fibroids. Other possible causes include issues with growth factors, blood vessel abnormalities, and the way your body responds to injuries.
Many women with uterine fibroids never experience symptoms and don’t require treatment. For some, however, these symptoms cause discomfort and distress:
Some women with uterine fibroids experience fertility challenges or difficult carrying a pregnancy to term.
Uterine fibroids have multiple treatment paths. So, your doctor works with you to find the treatment path best aligned with your specific set of needs.
For some women, medications help relieve pain brought on by fibroids. Many women find relief from abnormal bleeding through hormones delivered via various birth control options. Other drugs can shrink the tumors, and are often used before surgical intervention.
One surgical approach is a combination of two procedures: hysteroscopy and dilation and curettage.
A hysteroscopy involves vaginally inserting a narrow instrument containing a light and camera, which displays a clear view of the interior portion of your uterus. Next, your doctor uses a surgical tool to carefully remove tissue from the lining of your uterus, including uterine fibroids. That process is known as dilation and curettage.
Boro Park OB/GYN has an on-site, elite surgical center so they can provide certain surgical procedures in-house. The gynecologists on staff at Boro Park are highly skilled in these procedures and have helped hundreds of women find relief from fibroids and other gynecologic issues.