Uterine Fibroids and Remaining Mindful of Menopause

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As we age, we may become more aware of the aches and pains that resurface more immediately in the body than they had when we were younger.

And if you’ve long suffered from pain and pressure in your abdomen, you might wonder — will this get better or worse as I get older?

Well, that depends on the cause. But if uterine fibroids have been constant, unwelcome companions in your lifetime, here is what you might want to know:

#1 — What Happens To Uterine Fibroids?

Simply put, women who are in the premenopausal stage of life are more susceptible to uterine fibroids — and it all boils down to hormones.

“Hormones such as estrogen and progesterone increase the risk of getting fibroids,” as explained by Cleveland Clinic. “These hormones are most prevalent during your childbearing years. When your body enters menopause, these hormones decrease.”

Thus, as these hormones taper off, it is less likely that…

  • New fibroids will develop
  • Existing fibroids will have what they need to sustain themselves

Consequently, when women enter menopause, they will often experience relief from their symptoms as their fibroids shrink.

#2 — So I’ll Be Fibroid-Free?

Not necessarily.

While it is possible that a woman’s fibroids may shrink away during these years, it is not a certainty. As a matter of fact, “fibroids are more common in premenopausal women, but you can also develop fibroids during menopause,” Healthline clarifies.

In other words, the intersection of menopause and uterine fibroid-related symptoms will change from one woman to another.

“In the past, it was thought that UFs would resolve with menopause,” according to a study published with the National Library of Medicine, “however, today, we know that they may still be present and manifest [abnormal uterine bleeding].”

#3 — Who Do I Call for Relief?

Regardless of your age or severity of symptoms, you deserve lasting freedom from the pain of uterine fibroids.

And that’s why Duval Fibroid Center is here to provide you with industry-leading individualized care in a comfortable state-of-the-art outpatient setting!

Not only do we remain committed to educating and empowering women, but we also provide uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), which…

  • Is minimally-invasive
  • Is FDA-approved
  • Features a high patient satisfaction rate
  • Can be completed in one hour
  • And more!

If you’re ready to learn more about how uterine fibroids impact your stage of life — from premenopausal to post-menopausal — contact our team today by calling 904-423-6017! It’s time to tell uterine fibroids to stop cramping your style.