Uterine Fibroids


Uterine fibroids are benign tumors that grow from the muscle layers of the uterus. As many as three out of four women have uterine fibroids at some point in their lives but are unaware of them because they often cause no symptoms. However, in some cases, uterine fibroids can cause symptoms such as heavy menstrual periods, abdominal pains, premature birth, labor problems and infertility. Current treatment options for uterine fibroid tumors include medications to shrink the fibroids and surgery to remove the fibroids.

Medications for uterine fibroids target hormones that regulate your menstrual cycle, treating symptoms such as heavy menstrual bleeding and pelvic pressure. They don’t eliminate fibroids, but may shrink them. These medications include Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonists, Progestin-releasing intrauterine devices, Androgens and even some forms of oral contraceptives.

Myosure fibroid removal is a minimally invasive procedure that involves accessing the uterus through the vagina with a Hysteroscope and performing a Myomectomy (removal of the fibroids).  This procedure is a safe and effective method of removing fibroids and does not harm the uterine lining so patients can children in the future. Myosure Fibroid removal is an out-patient procedure and most patients are fully recovered in two days.

If you are currently suffering from uterine fibroids, talk to a qualified Gynecologist in your local area about the treatment options available to you. A qualified Gynecologist will be able to accurately diagnose your fibroids and suggest the most appropriate treatment for your individual case.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Carlos Alarcon, Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A.