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When should a woman seek treatment for uterine fibroids? [Dr. Donikyan]

When should a woman seek treatment for uterine fibroids?

There are fibroids the size of a penny or a nickel that are asymptomatic. Women may not even know they have fibroids. Unfortunately, fibroids need to reach a certain size in order to cause symptoms and require treatment. For example, some women may have excessive bleeding that becomes life-limiting, meaning they can’t leave the house or go to work. They may also develop anemia. There are also some women who can’t manage the pain, the pressure, and the associated symptoms of the fibroids pushing on adjacent organs, such as the bladder. Fibroids can also cause difficulty with sexual activity, which is also life-limiting. Once fibroids limit your life to where you can’t function normally, we’ll want to determine if Uterine Fibroid Embolization can help.

More videos from the interview with Dr. Chris Donikyan of the Fishkill Endovascular Center as he explains the difference between Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) and Hysterectomy.

Request a consultation at your nearest American Endovascular center today.