Uterine Fibroids: Diagnosis and Treatment by the Expert Fertility Surgeons at Texas Fertility Center
Uterine fibroids are a type of benign growth that can develop either inside the cavity or inside the wall of the uterus. Depending on their size and location, they can significantly affect fertility as well as cause heavy, irregular, and or painful bleeding.
Common Symptoms of Uterine Fibroids
The most common symptoms of fibroids are heavy and/or painful bleeding, but this depends on their size and location. Fibroids can also cause constipation, a frequent urge to urinate, and pain with intercourse. Like polyps, fibroids are commonly diagnosed during an ultrasound or a hysterosalpingogram (HSG a.k.a. x-ray dye test of the uterus and fallopian tubes). Uterine polyps can be removed during a procedure called a hysteroscopy, which involves placing a thin operative telescope into the uterus.
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