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How do Uterine Fibroids Affect the Menstrual Cycle? Fibroids are formed due to the overgrowth of smooth muscle cells in the uterus (womb) which form into a mass. These muscular tumors are almost always benign (non-cancerous). They are more likely to develop in women during their 30s to 40s, and tend to disappear as they reach menopause. This makes sense because higher levels of estrogen hormone are considered one of the main causes for the development of uterine fibroids. Not all women suffering from fibroids exhibit physical symptoms, but those who do have a difficult time living with them.

Irregular menstrual bleeding The menstruation cycle occurs in about a 28-day cycle. A typical period last between five to seven of those days.. Irregular menstruation is often symptomatic of abnormal activities in the body, uterine fibroid being one of them. Irregular menstrual bleeding can be indicative of this condition. Fibroids may cause blood loss to the point where anemia can occur. Fibroids have been shown to compress veins in the uterine wall, resulting in the dilation of the uterine lining. As pressure increases within the veins, the uterus lining expands, which may cause excessive bleeding. Consequently, this expansion can often make your periods excessively heavy and longer lasting. If you suffer from fibroids, you may experience bleeding for more than 10 days, with heavy bleeding for a couple of days at the outset of the period and noticeable blood clots in the flow. Fibroid treatment are dealt on a case-specific basis. A fibroid specialist can create a personalized treatment plan that fits the size and location of the fibroids. Symptoms of uterine fibroid Fibroids are not cancerous and not dangerous; as such, it’s only when the symptoms affect your wellbeing that it’s advisable to seek treatment. If you experience intense cramping or pelvic pain, pain during sex, urinate often, have feeling of fullness in the lower abdomen, or experiencing reproductive problems such as early labor, miscarriages and infertility, it’s important to see a doctor considering these could be


symptomatic signs of uterine fibroids. If you experience any number of these symptoms, you should see a uterine fibroid specialist as you may have fertility-affecting fibroids. Most women with fibroids do not have any symptoms. For those having symptoms, non-surgical fibroid treatment can help alleviate your pain. Your fibroid specialist will consider many aspects like size and location of the fibroid, your age, and whether you want to become pregnant in the future before starting your treatment. Treating fibroids through uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is an effective non-surgical treatment for fibroid. After numbing the upper thigh, a tiny catheter (eg; thin tube) is inserted through a very small incision. Using the ultrasound as a guide, the catheter is threaded in to the uterine artery that supplies blood to the fibroid. This way, blood flow to the fibroid is blocked, causing it to shrink. Once the catheter is removed, a small bandage placed over the incision. The incision on the thigh is so small, stitches are not required.

The best candidates for UFE treatment are women who:       

Don’t want to have hysterectomy Have fibroids causing heavy bleeding Have fibroids pressing on the bladder or causing pain. Don’t want to endure a long recovery Don’t want to be hospitalized Want to skip scarring Don’t want treatment that will interfere with hormones

If you’re experiencing painful fibroid symptoms, and you’re looking for a minimally invasive and nonsurgical alternative to hysterectomy, look no further than USA Vein Clinics. Our interventional radiologists have the knowledge and skill to help you get healthy and live your best life. Call us today at


(855) 667-4247. Treatments at USA Fibroid Centers are covered by Medicare, most insurance plans, and Medicaid. Follow us on Facebook for more information regarding our fibroid centers and treatment services.

How do uterine fibroids affect the menstrual cycle  

Fibroids are formed due to the overgrowth of smooth muscle cells in the uterus (womb) which form into a mass. These muscular tumors are almo...

How do uterine fibroids affect the menstrual cycle  

Fibroids are formed due to the overgrowth of smooth muscle cells in the uterus (womb) which form into a mass. These muscular tumors are almo...

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