Uterine Fibroid and Endometriosis
Fibroids are benign muscular tumors that grow in the wall of the uterus (womb). Fibroids can grow as a single tumor, or there can be many of them in the uterus. Uterine fibroids are associated with the following symptoms: Heavy bleeding (which can be heavy enough to cause anemia) or painful periods, Feeling of fullness in the pelvic area (lower stomach area), enlargement of the lower abdomen, frequent urination, Pain during sex, lower back pain, complications during pregnancy and labor, including a six-time greater risk of cesarean section and reproductive problems, such as infertility.
Endometriosis on the other hand can cause dysmenorrhea, chronic pelvic pain, infertility and has been associated with a possible increase risk for ovarian cancer. Endometriosis and its associated pelvic pain are estimated to have a prevalence of 15% of women in the United States, with significant total annual outpatient healthcare direct and indirect costs.
Treatments for Uterine Fibroid and Endometriosis may differ from patient to patient and all patients deserve physicians with specialized training in these disorders. Contact us to schedule your appointment with our specialists at 1-813-998-4229 or view more information about fibroids and endometriosis.