UVA has a team of experts with experience in the latest uterine fibroid treatments. We'll review your options and develop a personalized care plan for you.
Some women will need medications. Others will need endometrial ablation or myomectomy. We're the only center in the region offering all of the latest treatment options, including focused ultrasound therapy.
About the Uterine Fibroid Clinic
Watch this video to learn more about the full range of services you can expect from the UVA Uterine Fibroid Clinic.
What Are Fibroids?
Fibroids are non-cancerous (benign) growths in the wall of the uterus. As many as two out of three women in the United States develop uterine fibroids by age 50.
While most women don't have symptoms, some experience:
- Pelvic pain
- Feeling of pelvic pressure
- Heavy menstrual bleeding (iron-deficiency anemia may develop)
- Excessive clots in menstrual flow
- Long periods
- Bleeding between periods
- Increased cramping during periods
- Pain during intercourse
- Frequent need to urinate
- Increasing constipation
- Enlarged uterus, giving the appearance of pregnancy
- Lower back or leg pain
Find out about uterine fibroid treatment options at UVA.
Do You Need Fibroid Treatment?
The Decision is Yours
When fibroids grow large enough, they can cause discomfort or other symptoms. Rest assured, very few fibroids ever become cancerous. Treatment is only necessary when symptoms become troublesome.