Fibroids occur in 50-70% of women so are fairly common. Fibroids are also called myomas and leiomyomas. They’re usually benign and are made up of the uterine wall that starts growing in a ball for unknown reasons. Most of the time they remain small and cause no problems.
Unfortunately, many times they cause pain, interfere with work and the ability to care for your family or day-to-day responsibilities. Fortunately, Dr. Webb has helped thousands of women alleviate the discomfort and disruption fibroids can cause. There are different kinds of fibroids but are most often described by their location in the uterine wall.
Where do fibroids grow?
Fibroids occur in the uterine wall. Depending on the size of the fibroid and the location determines what course of treatment a woman will undergo to alleviate the problem. Accurately diagnosing where the fibroid is in the uterine wall tells Dr. Webb how best to help the patient.
How can I tell if I have fibroids?
An ultrasound is the most accurate way to diagnose fibroids and their size, as well as their location. All of this information is critical to know when determining a course of treatment. Without this complete information, the best treatment, whether treatment will be helpful, and any further tests that need to be done for optimal care; are not possible.
Are fibroids cancerous?
Fibroids are benign from the beginning and remain benign as we believe now. There are fibroid type cancers called leiomyosarcomas which start off as a cancer and look like a fibroid but they were never a fibroid.
Learn more about Treatment Options for Fibroids and make an appointment with Dr. Webb to explore your options today.