Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous growths or tumors appear in a woman's uterus. As many as 1 in 5 women may have a fibroma during childbearing years, and approximately half of all women have fibroids by age 50. Possible symptoms include heavy uterine bleeding, pelvic pressure, frequent urination, constipation, painful periods and sexual intercourse, infertility, and pregnancy complications. Because uterine fibroids rarely become malignant and many women experience no symptoms, fibroid treatment may not be required immediately or at all.
Non-surgical fibroid treatment options include:
Surgical fibroid treatment options include the following:
The Center for Infertility and Reproductive Surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) provides diagnosis and treatment for the full spectrum of medical conditions affecting reproduction. As one of the premier infertility and reproductive medicine programs in the country, the Center provides women seeking fibroid treatment with access to the latest therapies and technologies, as well as a renowned team of physicians and surgeons who are leading experts in reproductive endocrinology and fertility services. The Center has also been a leader in research to improve reproductive health and maximize the chance of a successful pregnancy while decreasing the risks of multiple babies in the same pregnancy.
In addition to fibroid treatment, patients may consult with physicians at the Center about endometriosis symptoms and endometriosis treatment, ovarian fibroma, uterine polyps, and other medical conditions related to infertility, reproductive disorders and genetic conditions.
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