Women Talking: Uterine Fibroids

Women Talking: Uterine Fibroids

Did you know that many women over the age of 35 suffer from uterine fibroids, and some studies suggest that almost 80% of African American women could develop them at least once in their lives?

Salud 360 wants to share with you some of the most frequently asked questions by women to learn a little more about Uterine Fibroids or uterine myomas.

What are Uterine Fibroids?
Fibroids or Uterine Myomas are non-cancerous tumors that develop in the walls of the uterus.

They are the most frequent tumors that women present during their fertile age, between 22 to 45 years of age.

How can I know if I suffer from Fibroids in the uterus? / What are its symptoms?

Some women may have fibroids without symptoms; however, most women who suffer or have suffered from fibroids have symptoms such as heavy menstrual periods, pelvic pain, frequent urination, constipation, anemia, and stabbing pain in the lower back.

If I am diagnosed with fibroids in the uterus, how can they be treated?

Uterine fibroids can be treated through different techniques, one being the Uterine Fibroid Embolization. It is a minimally invasive procedure, in which the interventional radiologist delivers the medicine through a catheter to decrease the abnormal blood flow to the fibroids and reduce them.

What are the advantages of Uterine Fibroid Embolization?

  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • Possibility of preserving the uterus
  • No blood loss.
  • No scars.
  • The procedure is performed under local anesthesia.
  • Minimum recovery time.

The content of this article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice.

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