What Are Uterine Fibroids?

Fibroids are noncancerous growths in the uterus, or womb. Fibroids develop from the smooth muscular tissue of the womb. They may grow slowly or quickly, or they may simply stay the same size. However, if they get too large, they may start causing painful and life-altering symptoms.

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What about UFE?

Who Can Get Fibroids?

Fibroids are very common. As many as 3 out of 4 women will develop fibroids during their lifetime. Most are unaware they have fibroids. Sometimes, doctors will incidentally discover fibroids during a routine pelvic or pregnancy exam, and then refer their patients to a specialist to have the fibroids treated.

  • 70-80% of women will get uterine fibroids, but most mistakenly think they are not at risk
  • 30% have never heard of uterine fibroids
  • 44% of women diagnosed have never heard of Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)

Risk Factors For Fibroids

African American Female

Diet high in red meat and low in vegetables

Female Aged 30-50

Having a Mother With History of Fibroids

Common Symptoms of Fibroids

Pelvic pain
Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
Urinary Incontinence
Constipation
Pain During Intercourse
Anemia

How Are Fibroids Treated

This entire procedure is done while the patient is sedated, through a tiny nick the size of a grain of rice.

Recovery time is just one week, so you can get back to your life quickly and with less pain.

Since there is no incision, it heals with almost no scarring.

At Advanced Interventional Radiology Solutions, Excellent Patient Care Is Our Passion

Our specialists will take the time to answer all your questions about fibroids and UFE.