Uterine Fibroids Treatment

Uterine fibroids is the medical term for tumorous growths that occur in a woman's uterus. These tumors, while not typically cancerous or fatal, can cause a number of uncomfortable and painful side effects. Fibroids are also referred to as leiomyoma or simply myoma.

If you think you may have a uterine fibroid, get help immediately. Call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online to request more information.

Uterine Fibroid Symptoms

Uterine fibroids vary greatly in size. When very small, it is possible that a fibroid may cause no discomfort or symptoms whatsoever.  It is when these tumors are especially large or in an uncompromising area of the body do symptyomes present.

In general, uterine fibroid tumors may cause:

Types of Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are muscular growths that are attached to the wall of the uterus. Depending on the area of the uterus where they grow, most fibroids can be put in to one of three categories:

Uterine Fibroid Causes

There is no one specific cause of uterine fibroids. In fact, their underlying medical cause is often unknown. There are, however, some risk factors that may contribute to frequent fibroid growth.

These causes are not definitive, however. It's still entirely possible to contract uterine fibroids without any of these risk factors. Uterine fibroids aren't thought of as “preventable”, so many treatment options have been developed.

Uterine Fibroid Treatment

It's possible to contact uterine fibroids without symptoms. In fact, some fibroids may have no effect on health whatsoever. However, when fibroids become enlarged, painful or prompt heavy bleeding, they can be addressed with fibroid treatment.

Types of uterine fibroid treatment include:

There is no one best treatment for uterine fibroids. The correct method will vary depending on the size, shape, frequency and variety of the fibroids in question.

Request More Information Today

Fibroids can be painful and confusing to deal with. Request more information about uterine fibroid treatment today: call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online.

Author
Gul A. Zikria, MD, FACOG As an expert in preventive care, innovative treatment solutions, and laparoscopic surgery, board-certified OB/GYN Gul A. Zikria, MD, FACOG, is a trusted practitioner who’s been in private practice since 1985. Dr. Zikria earned his doctor of medicine from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark. He went on to complete a competitive surgical residency program at Georgetown University in Washington. Dr. Zikria then went through a comprehensive obstetrics and gynecology residency program through the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center at the Magee-Women’s Hospital. He welcomes new and existing patients to his practice in Milpitas, California.

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