Even light pain can become increasingly difficult to endure when it proves long-lasting.
And, particularly with fibroids, many women are no strangers to this pain. The problem? They may not see a light at the end of the tunnel, assuming they even know where to start looking for such a glimmer.
So if you’ve been left stuck by your fibroid pain, don’t worry — solutions are close at hand. Simply read on:
The Painstaking Details
One of the most commonly occurring uterine fibroid symptoms? Abdominal pain.
And this makes sense, seeing as fibroids are apt to create pressure and press up against the surrounding organs as they grow larger over time. What’s more, depending on the placement of the fibroid growth, they may even press up against the spinal column.
But in terms of how long the pain will last, there is no one answer.
“Fibroid pain lasts a different amount of time for every person, depending on the location and size of the fibroid,” as explained by VeryWell Health. “Some people develop chronic pelvic pain because of their fibroids and experience pain all month long.”
The Surgical Specifics
Surgery is one method women may seek in order to relieve their heavy bleeding and chronic pain that stem from fibroids.
What’s more, there is more than one surgery a patient may elect to undergo in order to rid herself of fibroids:
- Myomectomy — Removes only the fibroids but leaves the uterus
- Hysterectomy — Removes the entirety of both fibroids and the uterus
- Laparoscopy — Breaks up fibroids and removes them via a small tube inserted into the belly
- And more
That being said, “these procedures can have side effects,” according to Healthline. “And if you have a hysterectomy, you’ll no longer be able to have children.” Thus, many patients also seek an alternative solution.
The Passionate Professionals
If you’re hoping to find lasting relief from your fibroids without resorting to going under the knife, we have good news: uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) can provide the relief you’ve long sought.
During UFE, “a small catheter is placed in the uterine artery or radial artery and small particles are used to block the flow of blood from the uterine artery to the fibroids,” Cleveland Clinic explains. “Loss of blood flow shrinks the fibroids — improving your symptoms.”
Put simply, UFE…
- Is minimally invasive
- Is FDA-approved
- Requires little downtime
- Can be completed in one outpatient visit
So, are you ready to become a #FibroidFighter? Then it’s time to reach out to Duval Fibroid Center! Our compassionate team of experts is ready and waiting to educate you, empower your confidence, and elevate your physical wellbeing.
Learn more or schedule today by calling 904-423-6017!