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Uterine Fibroids

Fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that arise from the smooth muscle cells of the uterus. They are solid, as opposed to cystic, and vary in size. Symptoms from fibroids vary – the majority of women have no symptoms at all; however, some women have symptoms from fibroids that adversely affect the quality of their life.

Typical symptoms include:

  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Pelvic pressure or pain
  • Changes in bowel movements
  • Urinary frequency or incontinence
  • Infertility

For asymptomatic fibroids, no treatment is needed; however, women with symptoms sometimes need their fibroids removed (i.e. myomectomy) or their entire uterus removed (i.e. hysterectomy). Often times we can offer a minimally invasive option for these procedures, resulting in less pain and shorter recovery time.