Uterine Fibroid Embolization
What Are Uterine Fibroids?
Fibroids are non-cancerous growths in the uterus, or womb. Fibroids develop from the smooth muscular tissue of the womb. They may grow slowly or quickly, or they may simply stay the same size. However, if they get too large, they may start causing painful and life-altering symptoms.
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Who Can Get Fibroids?
Risk Factors For Fibroids
Fibroids are very common. As many as 3 out of 4 women will develop fibroids during their lifetime. Most are unaware they have fibroids. Sometimes, doctors will incidentaly discover fibroids during a routine pelvic or pregnancy exam, and then refer their patients to a specialist to have the fibroids treated.
•70-80% of women will get uterine fibroids, but most mistakenly think they are not at risk
•30% have never heard of uterine fibroids
•44% of women diagnosed have never heard of Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)
African American Female
Diet high in red meat and low in
Female Aged 30-50
Having a Mother With History of Fibroids
Common Symptoms of Fibroids
Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
Pain During Intercourse