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The objective of treating fibroids in Dallas is to spread this technique that our Fibroid Specialist in Dallas has been carrying out with excellent results and with an enormous degree of satisfaction of the patients treated, to help women with fibroid problems decide whether or not they want to keep their uterus.
What are fibroids?
The first thing is to know and define what uterine fibroids are. Uterine fibroids are benign (noncancerous) tumors that grow in the uterus wall. They are the most frequent tumors of the female genital tool; between 40 and 50% of women from 40 years of age suffer from them.
The causes of the appearance of uterine fibroids are not precisely known, although some experts have related them to a genetic predisposition that conditions a greater sensitivity to hormones. The size of uterine fibroids is highly variable, from the size of a lentil to that of a tennis ball. Some can be the size of a melon.
Sometimes they can be even more significant, increasing the size of the uterus to a point similar to that of a 5-month pregnancy.
What is embolization of uterine fibroids in Dallas?
Uterine embolization as a treatment for fibroids has been used since 1995, although uterine artery embolization is not a new procedure. For more than 40 years, Radiologists have used this treatment with great success to treat severe postpartum hemorrhage. Today, uterine fibroid embolization is carried out in Ufe Dallas.
In the United States, 22,000 uterine fibroid embolizations are performed per year. However, their percentage is low since 240,000 hysterectomies are still performed annually for uterine fibroids. It is an effective technique based on the best and most consistent degrees of scientific evidence. It is recommended as a treatment for fibroids and to avoid hysterectomy by a Fibroid Specialist in Dallas.
Types of fibroids:
Several types of fibroids are distinguished depending on the part of the uterus where they are located.
- Subserosal fibroids appear under the outermost layer of the uterus (called the serosa) and grow outwards, forming a lump on the uterine surface.
- Intramural fibroids: they are the most common. They develop within the wall of the uterus and grow inward, increasing the size of the uterus. This size alteration can be seen on a gynecological exam.
- Submucous fibroids are born and grow under the uterus’s inner layers (submucosa and endometrium). Even a very small submucosal fibroid can lead to profuse and prolonged bleeding during menstruation.
- Cervical fibroids are the fibroids in the cervix, in their exit towards the vagina.
Symptoms of Fibroid in Dallas:
- Depending on the size, location, and several uterine fibroids, different symptoms may appear:
- Heavy and prolonged menses and additional bleeding, sometimes releasing blood clots and often causing anemia and disrupting the everyday life of women
- Sensation of weight and pressure at the pelvic level
- Pain and discomfort in the pelvis
- Pain in the back and legs
- Pain during intercourse
- Constant feeling of need to urinate due to the pressure that the fibroid exerts on the urinary bladder
- Constipation and gas due to the pressure of the fibroid on the large intestine and rectum
- Abnormal increase in abdominal diameter
- Fibroids causes infertility, spontaneous abortions, and premature births
How does a Fibroid Specialist in Dallas diagnose uterine fibroids?
Most of the time, they are detected during a routine gynecological visit at USA Fibroid Center in Dallas. In case of suspicion, they are diagnosed by ultrasound. It is the test of the first choice to confirm the presence of fibroids. An MRI is usually performed if you want to know the number, location, and size of uterine fibroids.
Magnetic resonance before uterine embolization and three months after it. The study shows an increase in the uterus size that reaches beyond the level of the navel (yellow arrow). The MRI three months after the uterine embolization shows the fibroid reduced in size (white arrows), and without a blood supply, it no longer compresses the bladder. Periods with heavy bleeding have normalized.
Most frequent reasons for consulting Fibroid Specialist in Dallas
The most frequent reasons for consultation are:
- Increase and duration of menstrual bleeding.
- Pelvic pressure and pain
- If she puts pressure on the bladder, the woman may feel that she must go to the bathroom more often
- Most women who have a pregnancy with small or isolated uterine fibroids, the course of pregnancy is usually ordinary and without complications. However, women with large fibroids or with multiple fibroids may be at increased risk of complications such as miscarriage and prematurity
Remember, the uterine fibroid is a tumor or uterine nodule that grows in the wall of the body of the uterus independently of the rest of the muscle that composes it. The uterus comprises muscle, and myomas or fibromas grow from it.
Lifestyle and reproductive factors can also play a role.
Fibroids can grow from the muscular wall of the uterus in or out. However, it is sometimes necessary to make a differential diagnosis with a rapidly growing malignant tumor, although these are rare.
Some fibroids grow over time, and others shrink. In menopause, when the hormones disappear, they usually stop growing or even reduce their size somewhat. They do not usually disappear completely.
Fibroid treatment at the USA Fibroid Center in Dallas
The treatment of uterine fibroids at the USA Fibroid Center in Dallas is decided based on the presence of symptoms, size, and tumor location.
Women who don’t have symptoms don’t need any treatment. Medical treatment may be tried on women with symptoms that affect their quality of life.
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