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Get answers to your concerning symptoms, relief from uterine fibroids in Katy
Posted by Dr. Taryll Jenkins
Drs. Jenkins and Falae relieve the pain, heavy periods, and other symptoms of uterine fibroids in Katy. While not all non-cancerous growths produce symptoms, if you’re reading this now you may be concerned about new or worsening problems. It’s important to keep up with well-women visits in which the doctors can detect the presence of fibroids. Also, don’t wait to call if you’re concerned. The team identifies the nature of your concerns and rules out other conditions that may be mistaken for fibroids, including:
While fibroids commonly affect 30 and 40-year-olds, genetic and hormonal changes are thought to cause these growths, which vary widely in size, shape, location, and how rapidly they evolve. Growth factors are also thought to play a role.
Women with fibroids may suffer from abdominal or back pain, painful sex, and problems emptying their bladders or passing stools. Due to the heavy and long menstrual cycles associated with this condition, fibroid complications include anemia. To prevent these complications, the doctors start with the diagnostics to develop an effective treatment plan. Aside from pelvic exams, fibroids may be detected via ultrasound, lab tests, or imaging such as MRIs.
OTC or prescription medications may be recommended to relieve pain, heavy bleeding, or other symptoms. Some medications that block the production of hormones like estrogen can also shrink fibroids and help manage heavy or prolonged menstruation. Drs. Jenkins and Falae also offer many noninvasive and minimally-invasive procedures that destroy small areas of fibroid tissue or affect the blood flow that feeds the fibroids.
Sometimes, they tend to shrink or subside on their own, and often after menopause when reproductive hormone levels drop. Should the growths be very large, other surgical procedures may be recommended. Call 855-346-8610 today to schedule a consultation appointment.
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