Uterine fibroids are usually found during a health evaluation with a primary care physician or gynecologist. They may ask about any relevant symptoms, take a medical history, and perform a physical exam to confirm a diagnosis. Patients may then be counseled about "watchful waiting", may be referred to a specialized provider for surgical intervention, or to another provider that addresses uterine fibroids by addressing the underlying root cause by utilizing integrative treatment options.
Some over-the-counter medications relieve mild fibroid symptoms like pain and cramping. However, these medications don’t address the root of the issue. A minimally invasive procedure called uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is an outpatient procedure performed using local anesthesia. A small catheter is inserted into the treatment area and guided to the uterine arteries. Once in place, tiny particles are released to block the blood flow to the fibroids. This starves the fibroids and causes them to shrink over time.
Uterine Fibroid Awareness Month is the perfect time to learn about uterine fibroids and start the conversation with your provider, friends, and loved ones. Schedule an appointment at The Eudaimonia Center by calling a team member. We provide additional information, resources, and a whole-person, integrative approach to helping you take control of your uterine health.
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