Uterine Fibroid Treatment in Columbus, OH

Uterine Fibroids, which are abnormal growths in a woman’s uterus, affects 70 to 80 percent* of women in their lifetime. These tumors can cause severe abdominal pain and heavy periods.

Factors That Can Increase your Chance of Getting Fibroids

There are many factors that increase a woman’s risk of developing fibroids, including:

  • Genetics – A family history of uterine fibroids increases your chance of getting fibroids.
  • Age – Women ages 30 and up are more prone to developing fibroids. After menopause, fibroids usually shrink on their own.
  • Hormonal Imbalance – An abnormal amount of estrogen and progesterone might cause the growth of fibroids. During pregnancy, women produce more estrogen and progesterone, making pregnancy another cause of uterine fibroids.
  • Diet – A diet that is high in red meat and ham has been proven to increase your chance of getting uterine fibroids. However, eating a lot of green vegetables can decrease your chance of developing fibroids.

Uterine Fibroids Symptoms

Most fibroids don’t cause any symptoms, so it’s hard for most women to tell whether they have fibroids. When symptoms do present themselves, they often include heavy bleeding, frequent urination, painful intercourse, lower back pain and a feeling of fullness in the lower abdomen. If you experience these symptoms, a specialist at Comprehensive Women’s Care may perform an ultrasound, MRI or X-ray to properly diagnose the condition.

Treating Uterine Fibroids

For women who do develop fibroids, doctors might recommend the following treatment options:

Medications

Low-dose birth controls can help stop fibroids from growing. They can also control heavy bleeding. If pain is the only symptom, over-the-counter pain medicine will help.

Surgery

If your fibroids cause moderate to severe symptoms, surgery might be the most effective form of treatment. Different procedures for uterine fibroids include:

  • Myomectomy – Surgery to remove uterine fibroids without taking out healthy tissue.
  • Hysterectomy – Surgical removal of the uterus.
  • Endometrial Ablation – Doctors remove the lining of the uterus to control heavy bleeding caused by fibroids.

Schedule a Consultation

Are you suffering from fibroids? Contact Comprehensive Women’s Health for information on uterine fibroids or schedule a consultation in Columbus today by calling (614) 583-5552.

COVID-19 Update

Due to the recent coronavirus outbreak, COVID-19, we are taking steps to protect our patients, employees and their loved ones. We can all play a role in slowing the speed at which the virus spreads.

As your healthcare provider, we are committed to your health and safety. Starting on March 16, we will be rescheduling all routine well visits/annuals appointments.

This DOES NOT include our pregnant patients or anyone who needs an urgent appointment.

This DOES include anyone with routine, follow up, and/or annual visits who do not have any abnormal issues. If you are elderly, immunocompromised, or have underlying medical conditions, please do not come into our office during this time.

Your health is important to us and we welcome you to call our office if you need any help deciding if you need to reschedule your appointment.

If you have a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, please do not come to the office for an appointment. Please instead call us to reschedule.

We have always been very welcoming of additional support people and children in our office, but at this time, we are asking that you do not bring any guests to your visits. If you need assistance and a support person is necessary, please call our office so arrangements can be made.

This is only temporary for the safety and well being of ALL our patients at CWC.

The situation is fluid, and we are continually reassessing it.

We will be offering telemedicine appointments beginning March 23rd.

We will be updating you regularly, and we welcome you to call our office to speak to our staff with any questions or concerns.

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