Uterine Fibroids

Uterine Fibroids

Uterine Fibroids are benign tumors that grow within the muscle tissue of the uterus and affect approximately 20-40% of women 35 years and older. Uterine fibroids can cause symptoms such as excessive bleeding, pain and disfigurement which can persist until menopause if left untreated.

Women with uterine fibroids experience:
  • Heavy or painful periods or bleeding between periods
  • Feeling "full" in the lower abdomen
  • Frequent urination
  • Pain during sex
  • Lower back pain
  • Reproductive problems, such as infertility, multiple miscarriages or early labor

Uterine Fibroid Embolization Clinic
Roper St. Francis is proud to offer an Intervential Radiology (IR) Clinic specializing in the treatment of uterine fibroids. The IR Clinic is located at Roper Hospital and provides a single destination for patients to receive necessary testing, meet with our interventional radiologists, discuss their care and receive the uterine fibroid embolization procedure.

Our team of highly trained interventional radiologists, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and radiologic technologists are dedicated to providing excellent care in our state-of-the-art facility.

 


 

For more information on uterine fibroids and treatment options available, call (843) 724-2548.

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