Uterine Fibroid FAQS
+ What are Uterine Fibroids?
-Uterine fibroids are an overgrowth of muscular and fibrous tissues, typically developing in the walls of the uterus. These benign tumors are also known as uterine myomas or leiomyomas. A fibroid tumor can vary in size from a quarter an inch to more than the size of a 5 month pregnancy.
+ Signs and symptoms of Fibroids.
-Some of the most common symptoms of fibroids are heavy, prolonged and painful menstruation, lower back pain and pain during intercourse. These women also suffer from poor sleep because of frequent urination resulting in waking to go to the bathroom. Some of these symptoms, such as heavy and prolonged bleeding, can lead to anemia, resulting in general lack of energy and can have an adverse affect on the social, personal and sex life of the patient and can lead to depression and low self confidence.
+ Who is at Risk for Uterine Fibroids?
– 30-77% women develop fibroids during their child bearing years. Obese women and women of African American decent are at a higher risk for fibroids.
Uterine Fibroid Embolization FAQS
+ Uterine Fibroid Embolization
– At USA Fibroid Centers we use the latest, on-surgical and gold standard in fibroid treatment called Uterine Fibroid Embolization(UFE) performed as an out patient procedure. The patient can go home right after the treatment.
+ How Long is the recovery time for Uterine Fibroid Embolization?
– Majority of women return to normal activities in 5-7 days, with full recovery by 1-2 weeks.
+ Am I covered by Insurance?
– Most treatments at USA Fibroid Centers are covered by insurance. We have team of dedicated insurance specialists to help our patients with any insurance related questions.