Do I have fibroids?
Symptoms of fibroids can be heavy periods, painful periods, pressure on your pelvis, and needing to empty your bladder all the time.
Who gets fibroids?
Women of all ethnicities can get fibroids. 80% of African American women and 70% of white women get fibroids
How do I know if I have fibroids?
Your doctor may recognize a fibroid at your annual exam. If you or your doctor suspect that you might have fibroids, the first step in diagnosis is an ultrasound. This is a very safe office procedure.
What do I do if I have fibroids?
You may not need to do anything. If your fibroids are stable and not causing you problems, we can just follow them. If your fibroids are causing problems, you may have many choices. How to treat your fibroids depends on the problems they are causing as well as the size and location of your fibroids.
What type of doctor do I see if I think or know that I have fibroids?
Gynecologists specialize in the care of women and usually discuss and treat fibroids on a daily basis.
What causes fibroids?
Fibroids grow in response to estrogen. We do not know what causes one cell of the uterine muscle to grow into a fibroid while the cell next to it does not.
Do I have to have surgery?
There are many options to deal with fibroids. We recommend having an ultrasound and a discussion tailored to your body and your concerns.