What Are Fibroids?
If your periods seem to be going on longer than usual and arrive with very uncomfortable back pain, it may be time for a checkup. Perhaps you’ve just thought of these as stubborn cramps, or just unfortunate genetics. The truth, however, may be that you are suffering from fibroids. Fibroids are small, (usually) non-cancerous tumors that grow in the pelvic region. These growths are made of smooth muscle cells and fibrous connective tissue. Though typically non-threatening, fibroids can be quite painful and cause anemia from excessive menstrual blood loss. If you believe you may be suffering from this issue, we invite you to visit our Austin, Texas center today.
What Causes Fibroids?
One of the most common causes of fibroids is overactivity of estrogen and progesterone hormones. Sometimes these hormones can go overboard and stimulate the growth of fibroids. Other factors that come into play include pregnancy and genetics. It’s been found that women over 30, those with a family history of fibroids, and those who have a high body weight are at the most risk for developing these growths.
How Can Helio Help Me?
When you come in for your consultation, we will do a thorough pelvic exam and possibly an ultrasound to locate your fibroids. Based on their size, location, your age, and your health, we will determine the best course of treatment, which can be anything from hormonal management to surgery. If surgery is the best course of action, Dr. Neyman can perform can perform a myomectomy (removal of fibroids). Robotic myomectomy is an advanced surgery that Dr. Neyman performs frequently, so you can rest assured knowing you’re in highly trained and capable hands.
What Are the Results of Treatment?
Your fibroid treatment experience will vary depending upon the course of treatment needed. However you can be confident in knowing that we will develop a plan that is fully manageable and that you will be comfortable with. If your fibroids are small enough, you may not need much treatment, but if they are causing you excessive problems, we will take every reasonable step to alleviate your symptoms.
Treatments for Fibroids in Austin, Texas
If you are suffering from symptoms that may be due to fibroids, our team here at Helio Health & Wellness is here to help you. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Neyman and our caring, compassionate, all-female staff in Austin, please fill out the form below or call (512) 425-3840. We look forward to your visit!