Fibroids, also known as uterine fibroids, myomas, or leiomyomas, are muscular growths that grow in the wall of your uterus. These growths are noncancerous and vary in size, shape, and location.
Fibroids may grow inside or outside your uterus or from a stem attached to your uterus. They may be as small as an apple seed or as large as a watermelon. You may have one fibroid or multiple fibroids.
This common gynecological condition affects 40-80% of women in the United States. Anyone can develop fibroids, but they’re most often found in women between the ages of 30 and 40.
Most women with fibroids have no symptoms. However, women who experience symptoms from their fibroids may find that they affect their quality of life.
Common symptoms of fibroids include:
If you have these symptoms, you should see Dr. Modad at Palm Coast OB GYN for help.
When you visit Palm Coast OB GYN with concerns about pelvic pain or heavy menstrual bleeding, Dr. Modad provides a comprehensive exam. She is diligent, compassionate, and knowledgeable and wants to make sure you get the best care possible.
Dr. Modad reviews your symptoms, medical history, and gynecological history and performs a physical and pelvic exam. She may find fibroids during this portion of the exam and request imaging tests, such as an ultrasound or MRI, to determine the number, size, and location of your fibroids.
Dr. Modad customizes care for your fibroids based on the severity of your symptoms. If your fibroids cause no symptoms, she may take a wait-and-see approach, scheduling regular appointments to monitor your fibroids and symptoms.
If you have symptoms, Dr. Modad may prescribe medications to control bleeding and pain, such as hormonal birth control or a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist, which stops your menstrual cycle and shrinks the fibroids.
If your fibroids cause moderate to severe symptoms, Dr. Modad may perform surgery to remove the benign tumors. With more than 22 years of experience, Dr. Modad is an excellent surgeon and performs all procedures in the hospital because it’s safer for her patients, provides better outcomes, and causes less pain.
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