Fibroids of Uterus

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What Are Uterine Fibroids?

Uterine fibroids are common, non-cancerous tumors of the uterus. It’s estimated that by the age of 35, 40% of Caucasian women and up to 60% of African American women will have uterine fibroids. Common uterine fibroids risk factors can be genetics, obesity, and higher estrogen levels. Up to 70% of women have fibroids of some size in their uterus. You may hear your Gynaecologist or Radiologist call fibroids by other names, including uterine leiomyomas, fibromas, and myomas. They can be small or quite large. What actually causes fibroids to form isn't clear, but genetics and hormones are thought to play a big role.

What are Symptoms of Uterine Fibroids?

Some women may experience uterine fibroids symptoms or no symptoms at all. Pain and heavy bleeding can also be due to uterine fibroids. Because of acute pain and heavy bleeding, it is difficult for women to carry on their daily routine office or house hold work. Therefore you must consult uterine fibroid expert to treat uterine fibroids on priority.

Some Uterine Fibroids symptoms include:
  • Abnormal menstrual cycle (heavy or frequently occurring)
  • Painful menstrual periods
  • Pain during or after sexual intercourse
  • Pressure on the bladder causing frequent urination
  • Acute or severe pelvic pain
  • Bloating

If you are experiencing some or any of these symptoms, know that there are options for the type of treatment available. Before you decide surgical uterine fibroid treatment options available, you should weigh the risks and benefits of each uterine fibroid procedure. Never forget to check non-surgical uterine fibroids treatment available.

Treatment: Uterine Fibroid Embolization

Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE): is a minimally invasive procedure for the treatment of uterine fibroids. The process typically lasts less than an hour and requires No Surgery. In Uterine Fibroid Embolization, blood supply to the uterine fibroids is blocked, causing them to shrink. Uterine Fibroid Embolization is one of the alternatives to hysterectomy procedures, Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is widely performed and relieves the symptoms of uterine fibroids. Uterus or ovaries are intact and never removed, if you opt fibroid embolization procedures to treat uterine fibroid.

In fibroid embolization procedures, a small catheter is placed into the arteries those are responsible for feeding the fibroid. Small size particles are dropped into the artery to stop the blood flow into the fibroid. Patient's stays in Hospital for few hours and then are discharged to the comfort of their home. No long rehabilitation is required. Patients can resume normal activity in a day or two.

Uterine Fibroid Embolization, is an alternative treatment option to uterine fibroid surgery performed in a hospital. Uterine Fibroid Embolization(UFE) is a minimally invasive procedure that safely and effectively shrinks uterine fibroid tumors and provides relief from the unpleasant symptoms. Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) requires no surgery and is performed in an outpatient setting where you can go home next day after quicker recovery as compared to surgery.

How to decide if Uterine Fibroid Embolization is suitable to me?

You are a good candidate for Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) if you:

  • Are a woman who is over the age of 25
  • Are not currently pregnant
  • Have been diagnosed with uterine fibroids
  • Are experiencing symptoms such as excessive heavy bleeding, cramping, pelvic pain, bloating or frequent urination
    • You are also a candidate if you prefer a non-surgical uterine fibroid treatment option that will preserve your uterus. Always discuss all the available treatment options with your physicianor uterine fibroid consultant before making a decision.

Benefits of Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)

  • Uterine fibroid embolization is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure with no incision needed
  • Does not cause scarring like surgical techniques do
  • While there will be some moderate pain after a UFE procedure, it is typically less intensive than post-surgical pain
  • A good option if you would like to preserve your uterus vs. a hysterectomy
  • 85-90% of women experience significant relief of their symptoms
  • Faster recovery time compared to surgery
  • Reduced risk of infection as compared to surgery

How We Can Help You With Uterine Fibroid Treatment:

If you have been diagnosed with uterine fibroids, know that a hysterectomy is not your only option. Dr. Sheorain is a specialist in treating women with uterine fibroids using uterine fibroid embolization, a minimally invasive procedure. During your OPD visit with him, he will guide you through your uterine fibroid treatment journey step by step, providing symptomatic relief and getting you back to your daily routine quickly.

Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is minimally invasive procedure to treat uterine fibroids and Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) safely and effectively shrinks fibroids by blocking the blood flow to the fibroids.

Our mission is to empower women by preventing Unnecessary Hysterectomy (Removal of Uterus by Major Surgery) and provide alterative choices to hysterectomy that allow women to return to life sooner and in better health. That's the goal of Dr. Sheorain for all patients with Fibroid!

Dr. Sheorain, who is trained in best centres of United States specializes in Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) & HIFU (MRgFUS). He has revolutionized the management of uterine fibroids in North India. More than ninety nine percent of patients experience an almost immediate end to excessive bleeding. Patients also experience a decrease in the size of fibroids within three to six months after the procedure. Dr. Sheorain, have been performing Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) for over 15 years and is among the first few in the nation to participate in a multicentre trial. Our patients experience excellent success rates with minimal risk of complications.

Dr. Sheorain and his team try their best to deliver far more than what patients expect. We encourage women to schedule an initial consultation or a second opinion with Dr. Sheorain, specialist in Fibroid Embolization by calling 9868887666 at Medanta-The Medicity Hospital Gurgaon & Delhi. For women who have already been evaluated by their Gynaecologist, Dr. Sheorain is happy to offer a second opinion or work closely with patient's Gynaecologist prior to surgery or hysterectomy.


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