- August 3, 2020
- Posted by: cmcdonald
- Categories: Uterine Fibroid Embolization Video, Video Library
Q: When should women with fibroids schedule an appointment?
A: Fibroids are benign tumors of the uterus. However, they do cause symptoms. Usually, the most problematic symptoms are pain during the menstrual cycle or excessive bleeding. Other symptoms that women can notice include that the fibroids can be big enough to cause a bulge in the belly, and they can also cause back pain if they get big enough to push on the spine. Most of the time, patients complain of the excessive bleeding, sometimes having to change feminine products every half hour during the heavy flow days, or having really excessive cramps. Some women can’t even leave home because the pain is so bad. Those are the usual symptoms I see in patients coming to me.
More videos from the interview with Dr. Abadir of the Fishkill Endovascular Center as he outlines causes and treatments for uterine fibroids:
- Why are so many women affected by fibroids and what causes fibroids?
- What treatment options are available for uterine fibroids?
- Are there any non-surgical treatment options for fibroids?
- What is important for patients to know about Uterine Fibroid Embolization and what does the recovery process look like?
- What can patients expect the day of their procedure?
- What are the potential complications of Uterine Fibroid Embolization?