Uterine Fibroids Treatment
in Flowood, MS

Our fibroid specialists find and treat uterine fibroids to increase your quality of life, mood, comfort, and chance of getting pregnant.

What Are Uterine Fibroids?

Uterine Fibroids are non-cancerous tumors of the uterus. These tumors are almost always benign and are comprised of smooth muscle and fibrous tissue.
Uterine fibroids can range in size from small to large and can be located on the outside, inside, or in the walls of the uterus.

Approximately 20 to 80 percent of women develop fibroids by the time they reach age 50.

Who is at Risk

Uterine fibroids are most common in women in their 30s to 50s, African-American women, and women with a family history of the condition.

Symptoms

The most common symptom of uterine fibroids is abnormal uterine bleeding. This can range from heavy menstrual periods to irregular periods or spotting between periods. Other symptoms may include pelvic pain or pressure, pain during intercourse, and frequent urination. However, some women may not notice any symptoms.

Causes of Uterine Fibroids

The exact cause of uterine fibroids is unknown. However, it is believed that genetics, hormones, and diet or lifestyle may play a role in the development of these tumors. Additionally, research suggests that some women may have a genetic predisposition to developing fibroids.

Approximately 20 to 80 percent of women with fibroids experience heavy periods, reproductive issues, pain, increased urinary frequency, and anemia. (NCBI)

Testing

Our physicians will perform a physical examination and order imaging scans to diagnose uterine fibroids, such as an ultrasound or MRI. We may also order a blood test to look for high levels of estrogen and progesterone, as these hormones can promote the growth of fibroids.

Fibroid Treatment That Finally Works

We understand how frustrating it is to live with fibroids and receive treatments that only scratch the surface. Our clinic brings quick and significant relief for symptoms impacting your daily life. Our medical physicians perform with skill, using cutting-edge technology and state-of-the-art facilities to help you feel your best while maintaining a high regard for your well-being.

Common Treatments for Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroid treatment will depend on the size and location of the tumors and the severity of your symptoms. Some common treatments include:
  • Medication: Hormone medications such as progestins may be used to reduce the size of the fibroids and treat symptoms.
  • Surgery: Surgery is a standard treatment for uterine fibroids, including myomectomy and hysterectomy. In a myomectomy, the fibroids are removed without removing the uterus. In a hysterectomy, the uterus is removed.
  • Uterine Artery Embolization: This procedure blocks the blood supply to the fibroids, causing them to shrink.
Our physicians will decide if surgical, medical, or even no therapy is needed after we evaluate your condition.
Do Fibroids Affect Fertility?
Yes, fibroids can affect fertility. Depending on the size and location of the fibroid, it can cause complications such as infertility or recurrent miscarriage. Therefore, seeking treatment early is important if you have been trying to get pregnant without success.
When Should I Seek Treatment?
Although uterine fibroids are usually benign, we recommend consulting a doctor if you experience any symptoms or feel like you may have fibroids. Your physician at Mississippi Reproductive Medicine will determine the best course of treatment for you, leading you to a healthier, happier life free from worry or discomfort.