More than 70% of women will develop fibroids before the age of 50. Many of these women never experience fibroid symptoms, but for others the pain and heavy bleeding caused by these benign growths are debilitating. Central Oregon OB/GYN physicians Erin LeGrand, DO, FACOG and John Murphy, MD, FACOG offer hope for women with painful fibroids with medication and minimally invasive procedures that offer relief with no downtime. Call to schedule an appointment in the Bend, Oregon office today.
Uterine fibroids are the most common benign, or noncancerous, tumors found among women of childbearing age. Fibroids are formed of the tissue that grows around and in the uterine walls.
No one knows what causes fibroids, but the risk factors are clear. They include:
Most women with fibroids never receive a diagnosis for them because they have no symptoms. Larger, more problematic fibroids do cause troublesome symptoms, including chronic pain and, subsequently, anxiety and depression.
Fibroid symptoms include:
Fibroid treatment varies significantly from woman to woman. Dr. LeGrand and Dr. Murphy create a personalized treatment plan based on your age, symptoms, overall health, and the size and location of your fibroids.
Fibroid treatment involves one or a combination of:
Most women can live comfortably with fibroids until they disappear with menopause, due to the lower estrogen and progesterone levels. But if pain and bleeding caused by fibroids interfere with your quality of life, consider fibroid treatment.
To assess your symptoms and discuss fibroid treatment options with an experienced OB/GYN, schedule an appointment with Dr. Murphy or Dr. LeGrand by calling the office today.