Advanced Uterine Fibroids Treatment with Texas Endovascular
Eliminating your painful fibroid symptoms for good.
Uterine fibroids often come with symptoms like an enlarged uterus, excessive menstrual bleeding, and debilitating pain, which can significantly disrupt your daily life—even when you’re not menstruating.
At Texas Endovascular, we understand that fibroids can affect so much more than just your physical health, especially if they alter your appearance or negatively impact how you navigate your days.
The good news is there are advanced uterine fibroids treatment options to end symptoms entirely without the need for extensive surgeries or extended hospital stays. Our partners at Houston Fibroids are a team of fibroid experts who take a full-body, comprehensive approach to uterine care.
If you’re experiencing symptoms or have recently been diagnosed with fibroids, our team of expert specialists can help.
Start your fibroid-free future with us today.
Let’s discuss uterine fibroids in further detail, as well as their symptoms, causes, and treatment options.
What are uterine fibroids?
Fibroids are common, non-cancerous tumors found on or in the uterus.
They can vary from as small as a grape to as large as a cantaloupe and can measure between 1 mm to over 10 cm (4 inches) in diameter.
Fibroids consist of smooth muscle cells and fibrous connective tissue and are categorized into four types.
- Subserosal: One of the most common types of fibroid, which grows outside the uterus.
- Intramural: These fibroids develop within the muscular uterine wall.
- Pedunculated: This fibroid type grows separate from the uterus and is attached by a stalk-like growth to the outer surface or inside the uterus.
- Submucosal: These fibroids are considered the least common and develop under the lining of the uterine cavity.
It is important to note that although uterine fibroids affect the uterus, they have not been linked to an increased risk of uterine cancer.
Most women experience some symptoms with fibroids, however, a small number may not realize they have fibroids until they receive an ultrasound during pregnancy.
Fibroid symptom type and severity differ from person to person and may include:
- Excessive menstrual bleeding
- Prolonged periods
- Urinary incontinence, frequency and urgency
- Pelvic pain and pressure
- Pain in the back of the legs
- Pain during sexual intercourse
- An enlarged abdomen
- Weight gain
- Pregnancy and fertility complications
The direct cause of fibroids is still unknown, but various factors increase your chances of developing one or more, including:
- A family history of fibroids
- Your age, especially for women between the ages of 30 and 40.
- Your race, especially if you are African-American or Hispanic
- The age you started your period
- Vitamin D deficiency
- A diet high in red meat and low in green vegetables, fruit, and dairy
- Regular alcohol consumption
Uterine Fibroids Treatment
Various treatment options are available to remove uterine fibroids and their related symptoms effectively.
For women who do not experience any symptoms, most fibroid specialists will follow a “wait and watch” rule to see if fibroids shrink on their own.
For those who experience moderate to severe symptoms, treatment options may include:
- Hormone-based medications
- Magnetic Resonance Guided Focused Ultrasound
- Uterine Fibroid Embolization
- Endometrial Ablation
For more rare and severe cases, a hysterectomy may be recommended.
It is important to remember that each woman’s journey with fibroids is different and unique. Our team of uterine fibroid experts will discuss your best treatment option during your personalized consultation.
Effective Uterine Fibroids Treatment in Houston
If you are experiencing symptoms of uterine fibroids harming your normal daily activities and quality of life, you should consider uterine fibroids treatment immediately.
Eliminate your symptoms and feel better as soon as possible with Houston Fibroids. Contact us today to learn more and schedule your appointment.