Frequently Asked Questions About Uterine Fibroids Atlanta

Information About Uterine Fibroids

Do you have a lot of questions about uterine fibroids? You have come to the right place. Whether you or a loved one has been diagnosed, you suspect you may have this condition, or you simply want to find out more, we can help. Here at Atlanta Interventional Institute, P.C., we pride ourselves on our extensive knowledge and experience; after all, we have been in business for more than 20 years. Listed below are answers to frequently asked questions for your convenience.

What are fibroids?
Uterine fibroids, also known as myomas or leiomyomas, are benign tumors normally found in the uterus. Although they are benign, they may lead to various health conditions.

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What are the symptoms?
There are many symptoms of uterine fibroids including heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, frequent urination, constipation and painful intercourse.

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How are fibroids diagnosed?

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Who is at risk for fibroids?

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How large can fibroids grow?

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Can fibroids be seen on Ultrasound?

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Are Hysterectomies necessary for fibroids?

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Are Hysterectomies performed for different reasons now?

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Does the size and number of fibroids matter?
No. If you have been told you are not a candidate for uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) because you have too many or too large of fibroids, you have been given false information.

How do I know if I’m a candidate for UFE?
The only way to know for sure is to schedule a consultation. We can assess your symptoms, review your MRI, and discuss treatment options if needed. Generally, candidates that have been recommended for fibroid treatments (such as hysterectomy, myomectomy, or endometrial ablation) are candidates for UFE as well.

What are the advantages of embolization?
There are many advantages of embolization. The procedure takes less than our hour to perform and you can go home within one day. In addition, the recovery is relatively short in comparison to surgical options. It is a safe and non-invasive solution for uterine fibroids, and has fewer risks involved.

What is the recovery period at home and how long will I be out of work?
The average recovery period is four days. Typically, patients are out of work for a full week however some may bee a second week away of work depending on various conditions.

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