There are several common misconceptions about uterine fibroids, so we are here to bring you the facts! Here are five facts about fibroids.

Fact #1: Uterine fibroids are benign growths and do not increase the risk of uterine cancer. However, they may share symptoms with other conditions, so it’s important to consult a healthcare professional for proper diagnosis.

Fact #2: Fibroids can occur at any age, but they are more common during a woman’s reproductive years (20s-40s). However, they can develop at any time.

Fact #3: Many women with fibroids conceive and have successful pregnancies. However, depending on the size and location of the fibroids, they may pose some risks during pregnancy, such as preterm labor or difficulties with delivery.

Fact #4:  Not all fibroids cause noticeable symptoms. In fact, some women may have fibroids without even knowing it. Symptoms, such as heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, or frequent urination, may occur depending on the size, location, and number of fibroids.

Fact#5 : While surgery, such as myomectomy or hysterectomy, may be necessary in some cases, there are other treatment options available. These include medications to manage symptoms, hormone therapy, uterine artery embolization, and focused ultrasound therapy.

It’s important to consult with a healthcare professional to receive accurate information and guidance specific to your situation. If you or someone you love suspects they may have fibroids or is living with fibroids, talk to us.