Uterine Fibroid Medical Treatment in Columbia, SC
If you have been diagnosed with uterine fibroids or you have symptoms that indicate you may have them, you can seek uterine fibroid treatment from the team at Sandhills OBGYN Associates, P.A. We are proud to offer treatment to those in and around Columbia, SC. Read on to learn more about uterine fibroids and how we can help.
What Are Uterine Fibroids?
Uterine fibroids are growths in your uterus; however, they are not cancerous, and they usually grow slowly or not at all. In most cases, they will not affect your ability to get pregnant, and they often shrink after menopause.
What Are the Symptoms of Uterine Fibroids?
Most of the time, uterine fibroids are found during routine pelvic exams, and many women exhibit no signs or symptoms of them. Some symptoms include abnormal bleeding, irregular menstrual cycles, or pelvic pressure. While these symptoms are inconvenient, they are often not extreme enough to need treatment.
How Do We Treat Uterine Fibroids?
Some medications can treat the symptoms of uterine fibroids, and while they do not eliminate them, the medication can shrink them. Some noninvasive procedures use ultrasound technology to destroy fibroid tissues. There are also minimally invasive procedures that destroy fibroids by shrinking the surrounding blood vessels. You can also have the fibroids laparoscopically removed.
Depending on the severity of your uterine fibroids, your doctor may recommend a hysterectomy. The team at Sandhills OBGYN Associates, P.A. is very knowledgeable about uterine fibroid treatment and can advise you on the best steps to take for your condition as well as advise you on treatment in light of current or future fertility.
Sandhills OBGYN Associates, PA is one of the leading providers for minimally invasive fibroid therapy with direct fibroid ablation techniques. Dr. Nwanagu is one of the few physicians in the southeast region that performs this type procedure. For more information on uterine fibroid medical treatment in Columbia, SC, contact Sandhills OBGYN Associates, P.A. by calling (803) 727-1935. You can also fill out our online form to ask additional questions or schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you.