Fibroids are non-cancerous growths in the wall of the uterus. As many as 2 out of 3 women have them by age 50. Sometimes, they don't cause symptoms. But if they do, you want to find the best fibroid treatment available.
At UVA, you'll find a range of options. Our experts will help you decide the best one for you.
Fibroid Treatment at UVA
Pain, discomfort, bleeding: Fibroids can hurt your body and your lifestyle. We have options to get you to better. These include:
Uterine Fibroid Clinic Overview
Our expert radiologists and gynecologists work with you to find the best treatment for your individual symptoms. View Uterine Fibroid Center transcript.
Surgery can remove fibroids and treat your symptoms. But traditional surgery uses big cuts. An open surgery can result in a long, painful recovery.
At UVA, we can offer an alternative method. With smaller cuts and video technology, we can do same-day procedures that don’t cause the same risks and complications.
Learn more about minimally invasive gynecologic surgery.
Choosing to Wait & Watch
While most women don't have symptoms, some experience cramping, pain, constipation, bloating, excessive bleeding, and fertility issues due to fibroids.
Your best option may be to wait and see how your condition progresses, especially for:
- Women with mild symptoms
- Those near menopause
- Women who plan to have children
During this time, we monitor the size and growth rate of fibroids. Lifestyle or dietary changes may help reduce symptoms. If symptoms continue, treatment may be the answer.