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Uterine Fibroids

New treatment for Fibroids 

Women now have another option for Uterine Fibroids that doesn't involve a Hysterectomy.  Fibroids are the most common tumor found in women.  They are almost always non-cancerous, and often cause no symptoms.  However, if they grow too quickly, you could experience the following:

  • Excessive uterine bleeding, leading to anemia (lack of red blood cells)
  • Frequent urge to urinate
  • Difficulty having bowel movements
  • Achiness, heaviness, or fullness
  • Back or abdominal pain 
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Difficulty getting pregnant or being unable to get pregnant
  • Problems with pregnancy
  • Enlargement of the lower abdomen

What are Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are muscular tumors that grow in the wall of the uterus.  Many women have uterine fibroids at some point in their lives.  They start as pea-sized lumps, but can grow steadily during your reproductive years.  While many fibroids just need to be watched, others may need treatment if they become too large or cause symptoms.

Treatment tailored to you

The type of treatment you receive depends on the number of Fibroids, their size, location and rate of growth.  Your decision for treatment also depends on the severity of your symptoms and whether you plan to have children in the future.

One possible option, offered through Southwestern Medical Clinic, Center for Women’s Health, Niles, is the Acessa procedure.   Click here for more on how the treatment works.  Southwestern Medical Clinic OB/GYN, Dr. Eeka Marshall performs the Acessa procedure.   She explains more about Fibroids in this video:

For more information on if the Acessa procedure could work for you, or to make an appointment, call:

(269) 687-0808.

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