Increased menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain and fertility issues can all be caused by fibroids. If you have these symptoms or have a diagnosis, then you may wish to know more about fibroids treatment. Here’s a quick overview of the condition and its treatment.
What Are Fibroids?
Fibroids are non-cancerous growths inside the womb. Fibroids are very common. Around 80% of women will get fibroids by the time they turn 50. However, the number size and location of these growths varies significantly. Some women have no symptoms at all from the condition. For some women, they are a big problem. The younger you are when you get fibroids the more likely they are to be a problem
Fibroids are diagnosed using a scanning technique. The most common method is with an ultrasound. If the fibroids are spread out, or numerous an MRI can be used to map them out. Fibroids can also be spotted on a CT scan.
There are two options for treatment. The first option is trying medicines. This typically focuses on reducing the symptoms of the fibroids. The second option is surgery. This will remove the fibroids altogether. Which route is right for you will depend on your symptoms and the size of your fibroids. For most women, it is a good idea to try medical options first. If they do not alleviate your symptoms, then surgery is the final option.
Make An Appointment
If you need fibroid treatment in London, you should make an appointment today with Dr Phillipe de Rosnay at the West London Gynaecology Clinic. Dr Phillipe de Rosnay is an experience consultant gynaecologist and laparoscopic surgeon. He will be able to help you with all aspects of your treatment. If you require surgery, you will not need to find another doctor as he can carry out the procedure for you.