If you’ve been diagnosed with or suspect you might have fibroids, you’re probably wondering what a fibroid is and how they might impact your life. We asked our expert Rochester Regional Health interventional radiologists common questions about fibroids and treatment options.
Fibroids are common, benign tumors that develop in a variety of sizes in the uterus. It is very rare (less than 1% chance in a patient’s lifetime) that they turn into cancer.
Up to 50-70% of women aged over 35 have uterine fibroids. Women at risk for developing fibroids typically have:
The most common symptoms of fibroids are:
Fibroids are diagnosed using a pelvic exam and a pelvic sonogram. If you are diagnosed with a fibroid, there are a number of treatment options beyond a hysterectomy, including:
If you think you might have a fibroid or want to learn more, call the Interventional Radiology team at Rochester Regional Health at 585-922-5UFE.
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The Division of Interventional Radiology at Rochester General Hospital is a busy clinical practice performing the full spectrum of Interventional Radiology (IR). IR is a medical specialty in which skilled physicians use precise image-guidance to perform minimally invasive procedures. All physicians are board certified by the American Board of Radiology with Dual Certificates in Interventional Radiology and Diagnostic Radiology.