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Fibroid care

Certain procedures can destroy uterine fibroids without actually removing them through surgery. They include: Uterine artery embolization. Small particles (embolic agents) are injected into the arteries supplying the uterus, cutting off blood flow to fibroids, causing them to shrink and die.

Fibroid Pain and Other Symptoms

  • Heavy or prolonged menstrual periods.
  • Abnormal bleeding between menstrual periods.
  • Pelvic pain (caused as the tumor presses on pelvic organs)
  • Frequent urination.
  • A firm mass, often located near the middle of the pelvis.
  • Feeling of fullness in the pelvic area (lower stomach area)
  • Enlargement of the lower abdomen.

If left untreated, fibroids can continue to grow, both in size and number. As these tumors take over the uterus the symptoms will become worse. ... Untreated fibroids can even cause issues in a relationship due to the symptoms and potential negative effects on fertility