Obstetrics and Gynecologist in West Houston, TX

Up to 70% of adolescent girls and adult women in the United States will develop fibroids during their reproductive years. If you have large or painful fibroids, you can find treatment solutions at Elite Women’s Care Center. The OB/GYNs specialize in diagnostic testing and treatment services for uterine fibroids. They offer medications and minimally invasive procedures to help you find lasting symptom relief and prevent fibroid complications. Call the Houston, Texas, office to schedule a consultation for fibroids or book a consultation online today.

Fibroids Q & A

What are fibroids?

Fibroids are noncancerous growths that develop in the uterus in adolescent girls and women of childbearing age.

The root cause of fibroids isn’t well understood, but your genetic background and hormonal levels may play a role in their development.

Elite Women’s Care Center offers comprehensive fibroid management services, including diagnostic testing and customized treatment plans. The physicians focus on reducing any fibroid symptoms you have and preventing infertility and other complications.

When should I seek medical help for fibroids?

Fibroids can range in size from microscopic to very large. You can have a single fibroid or multiple growths that form a large mass. In some cases, fibroids can grow big enough to change the shape of your uterus.

You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Elite Women’s Care Center if you have fibroid symptoms that interfere with your quality of life. These symptoms can include:

  • Heavy uterine bleeding
  • Pelvic pain
  • Frequent urination
  • Periods that last longer than a week

Large fibroids may also cause a noticeable bulge in your pelvic area.

During a pelvic exam, the gynecologists check for abnormalities in your reproductive organs. They can also use ultrasound technology to locate fibroids inside your uterus and determine if you need treatment.

How are fibroids treated?

Not all fibroids require treatment. Small fibroids may disappear on their own. The Elite Women’s Care Center physicians continue to monitor any fibroids you have and can recommend treating them if you have pain or other symptoms.

Some women may benefit from medications that shrink fibroids to ease pelvic discomfort. If medications aren’t enough, you may need minimally invasive surgery to treat or remove them.

Surgical interventions may involve:

  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Uterine artery embolization
  • Laparoscopic myomectomy
  • Abdominal myomectomy

Women with very large or recurrent fibroids who are done having children may be a candidate for a hysterectomy to remove the uterus.

Your physician discusses which options are suitable for you based on your overall health, the severity of your symptoms, and plans for family. If you need surgery, the providers offer complete after-care services to ensure you heal fully.

Call Elite Women’s Care Center to schedule a diagnostic evaluation of fibroid symptoms or book an appointment online today.