Pain, discomfort, or other symptoms from uterine fibroids can sideline you. They also affect your physical and emotional well-being.
UPMC Magee-Womens Fibroid Treatment Center in central Pa. provides expert care tailored to you. We offer the latest medical and surgical fibroid treatments to help improve your quality of life.
Call us to learn more or make an appointment at 717-988-8170.
Fibroids are noncancerous growths that form in the uterus. They're most common during your childbearing years.
They rarely turn into cancer and do not increase your risk of cancer.
Many women don't know they have fibroids unless they grow and cause:
Our experts can diagnose fibroids through a pelvic exam and minimally-invasive imaging.
If fibroids have mild or no symptoms, your doctor might suggest careful watching and waiting to see if symptoms worsen. But if you need treatment, rest assured there are many good options.
These might include:
There are no natural home remedies to cure fibroids.
Your doctor might suggest medicine, such as:
Removing your uterus with a hysterectomy is the only cure for fibroids. This affects fertility, so it's not an option for everyone.
With a minimally invasive hysterectomy, most women can go home the same day. The surgery takes about two hours and needs two to three weeks of recovery.
Certain medicines or treatments like embolization can shrink fibroids. But they may grow back.
A myomectomy is an outpatient treatment to remove fibroids, but new ones might form.
Once you go through menopause and estrogen levels drop, fibroids will shrink and not grow back.
Larger fibroids don't always need surgery if your symptoms aren't severe.
Talk to your doctor about your symptoms and ask about treatment options.
The doctors and staff at the UPMC Magee-Womens Fibroid Center in central Pa.:
To learn more or schedule a visit with a UPMC Magee-Womens fibroid expert, call 717-988-8170.
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