Fibroids Specialist

Southern Connecticut Women's Health Care Associates -  - OB-GYN

Southern Connecticut Women's Health Care Associates

OB-GYNs located in Milford, CT & Westport, CT

Here at Southern Connecticut Women's Health Care Associates in Milford and Westport, Connecticut, women enjoy world-class health care with caring professionals that help them overcome health issues such as fibroids. Fibroids can occur with a pregnancy, so our OB-GYNs work hard to treat any fibroids that may appear during these processes.

Fibroids Q & A

What Are Fibroids?

Fibroids are tumors that are non-cancerous and involve muscle tissue. Most develop on the inside, outside, or interior of the uterine walls. Fibroids are also referred to as uterine myomas, fibromas, or leiomyomas.

Why Are Fibroids Problematic?

Fibroids present many problems for women. The symptoms of fibroids include heavy menstrual bleeding and/or menstrual bleeding that occurs between periods. Pain in the pelvic region is another common complaint, which is caused when fibroid tumors press on uterine organs. The frequent need to urinate or even incontinence may also be caused by fibroids. Painful sex and constant lower back pain are also symptoms of fibroids.

The size of fibroid tumors can be quite large. Most range from very small to the size of small melons. Such a large mass disrupts the natural way a woman's body feels and works. During pregnancy, fibroids can cause the uterus to split, which places the baby at risk.

How Are Fibroids Treated?

In the absence of severe symptoms, some OB/GYN doctors suggest waiting may be the best treatment. The reason is that during menopause, fibroid tumors tend to shrink. The most radical treatment is a hysterectomy. A myomectomy is an intermediate treatment that uses arthroscopic surgery to remove the fibroids. For women who are not planning on becoming pregnant, hormone therapy may work to reduce the tumors. The process uses a gonadotropin-releasing hormone which causes the estrogen levels to drop and affects tumor growth. Another intermediate approach is uterine artery embolization. This is an arthroscopic surgery that destroys the blood supply to the tumors, which then die.

What Is the Best Treatment for Fibroids?

All of the choices for treatment are available at Southern Connecticut Women's Health Care Associates. The best treatment is the one that you and your gynecologist agree works best for you. Every case is unique and some treatments present better options than others. Be sure to ask Dr. Murray and Dr. Sivkin about the best treatment option.

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