Uterine fibroids can cause a variety of life-impacting symptoms such as heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding, low energy due to anemia, pain and pressure in the lower abdomen and back, painful intercourse, and frequent urination. Uterine fibroids can also impact pregnancy.
How are Uterine Fibroids Treated?
When uterine fibroids are creating problems, they can be treated medically and/or surgically. At Modern Women’s Health, Dr. Lisa Jukes uses a variety of different techniques of fibroid removal depending on the specific patient’s needs, as well as the location of the fibroids, their size, the patient’s symptoms and fertility desires, and their age.
Fibroids can be treated medically with Oriahnn™, an oral medication for which Dr. Jukes is an expert, and is currently a speaker for. Oriahnn is a new option for heavy bleeding related to fibroids, and of course, there are other medications used for fibroid-related heavy bleeding.
In some cases, hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) is the best choice if you have finished having children.