What Is a Fibroid?
When you have uterine fibroids, the best course of action is to have the fibroid removed. These benign lumps on your uterus can range in size and can cause inflammation, pain, and really heavy menstrual periods. Uterine fibroids are benign lumps that can appear on the inside or outside of your uterus. Fibroids can become large, inflamed, and cause heavy bleeding during menstruation. You may have had an ultrasound with another physician and then referred to see a gynecologist. Our board-certified gynecologist and cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Otto Huertas, provides comprehensive fibroid removal at his practice at CosmeticGyn Center in Dallas, TX. We also use ultrasounds to detect fibroids and minimally invasive treatments to remove these uterine growths.
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What are the symptoms of a fibroid?
Uterine fibroids can grow on the inside and outside of your uterus. Both types of fibroids can damage and expand your uterus. Even though you can't see them, there are symptoms to watch for that could indicate their presence. Fibroids can cause heavier bleeding during your menstrual cycle, pain, excessive bloating, periods that last longer than seven days, aches in your back and pelvic area, an overactive bladder, harsh cramping, and painful sexual intercourse. Fibroids may not be life-threatening growths, but they can make you feel terrible pain each menstrual cycle.
Our Fibroid Removal Options
Dr. Huertas can remove fibroids at local hospitals or accredited surgical centers in the DFW area where he has medical privileges. He may recommend a surgical option to remove your fibroids depending on the location, size, and type of fibroids you have. He may recommend a minimally invasive hysteroscopy, which would involve making incisions in your abdomen to remove the fibroids with the guidance of a hysteroscope. Sometimes a hysterectomy is warranted to stop recurring fibroids from developing. You can expect to have a follow-up appointment within the week following your fibroid removal, unless directed otherwise by Dr. Huertas.
Other considerations for fibroid removal
There are some patients that choose not to have a fibroid removed. In some circumstances, this may be okay. On the other hand, while a fibroid may not be life-threatening, it could cause symptoms you don't have to live with (like pain, heavy periods, and more). One of the main reasons why women have fibroids removed is that fibroids can become a barrier to getting pregnant. Unexplained infertility can be caused by a fibroid or a cluster of growths standing in the way of a healthy pregnancy. If this is your situation, Dr. Huertas can explain this to you in full detail during your consultation. He only makes recommendations for surgery when it is in a patient's best interest.
For the Removal Of Your Fibroids
If uterine fibroids are causing you pain, let Dr. Huertas remove them. It is possible for you to stop living with the pain and other symptoms of uterine fibroids. Call us or reach out to us online at CosmeticGyn Center in Dallas, TX to schedule a diagnostic exam and consultation for fibroid removal surgery. Dr. Huertas can make recommendations for the best way to approach your uterine growths. Call today!