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Uterine Fibroids

Fibroids are benign, non-cancerous growths in or on the walls of the uterus. They can range from less than an inch around to more than six inches. African-American women and those with a family history are most likely to develop fibroids.

Most fibroids cause no symptoms and are only discovered when a woman has a routine pelvic examination. If you do experience fibroid symptoms, they may include:

  • Heavy, prolonged monthly periods, sometimes with clots
  • Fatigue, secondary to a low blood count
  • Pain or pressure between the hip bones or in the back of the legs
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Frequent need to urinate
  • Constipation or bloating
  • An enlarged belly

Treatment options for uterine fibroids can include medical treatment with birth control pills, surgical treatment to remove the uterus (hysterectomy), or a minimally invasive procedure called uterine fibroid embolization.

South Florida Vascular Associates performs fibroid embolization procedures on a regular basis, so we have a lot of experience. Our doctors can tell you exactly what to expect. It can be a scary decision to have surgery, but our minimally invasive fibroid treatments are designed to reduce your pain with less scarring and a quicker return to normal activities.

Find out more when you call. South Florida Vascular Associates has several locations to serve you. Call (954) 725-4141 or use our online form to schedule an appointment at a location near you today.