Jessica was smiling when she walked into Fibroid Institute Dallas for a follow up. It had been four months since her Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE). Her OBGYN had referred her to the most experienced Dallas fibroids doctor for UFE, Dr. Suzanne Slonim.
Before her UFE procedure, Jessica was experiencing frequent urination and menstrual problems. She suffered through heavy bleeding and painful cramping. Plus, her periods were too long, forcing her to deal with the uncomfortable symptoms for several days each month. At a checkup with her OBGYN, Jessica learned that she had uterine fibroids. These were the cause of her pain, frequent trips to the toilet, and heavy long periods. Her doctor recommended that she consult a Dallas fibroids doctor for non-surgical fibroid treatment and referred her to Fibroid Institute Dallas.
What Are Fibroids?
Fibroids are benign tumors that develop from the muscle tissue of the uterus. Fibroids are more common in women ages of 35 and 54. However, fibroids can occur in women younger than 35 and until menopause. They occur more often in Black women.
Uterine fibroids can cause painful and life-altering symptoms for many women, especially as fibroids grow and put more pressure on the uterus and bladder. Like for Jessica, heavy menstrual periods are a common symptom of uterine fibroids. About 30% of women experience excessive bleeding during their periods with fibroids. In more extreme cases, women can also pass clots, have longer cycles of bleeding and become anemic due to a heavy flow.
Fibroid symptoms can include:
- Periods that last longer than a week
- Excessive menstrual bleeding or spotting
- Dull, chronic pelvic pressure and pain
- Difficulty lying face down, bending over or exercising without discomfort
- Urinary frequency
- Weight gain in the abdomen, giving an appearance of normal belly fat
Researchers are still learning the exact cause of fibroids, why some women suffer from them and others do not.
How Are Fibroids Treated?
Fibroid Institute Dallas provides treatment without fibroid surgery. UFE is a minimally invasive procedure that cuts off the blood flow to the fibroids, causing them to shrink. It is not surgical, so there is no incision, no overnight hospital stay, and the uterus is not removed. Also, recovery time is much shorter than a traditional fibroid surgery, such as hysterectomy and myomectomy. This means that fibroid symptom relief comes much faster, and the patient is back to everyday activities much more quickly.
Advantages of UFE include:
- Uterus is spared
- Recovery time only 7-10 days versus 4-6 weeks for surgery
- No abdominal (belly) incision
- In-office procedure instead of hospital stay
- Tiny wrist puncture, no need for vaginal access
- General anesthesia not required
- Procedure typically takes less than an hour
- No blood loss
- All fibroids may be treated at the same time
- Less risk than fibroids surgery
- No scarring
Most insurance companies cover the cost of UFE. Thousands of women have had their fibroids symptoms treated with UFE by Dr. Slonim, a leading Dallas fibroids doctor and the founder of Fibroid Institute Dallas.
Jessica’s Journey to Be Fibroid Free
Jessica made an appointment to consult with Dr. Suzanne Slonim, a Dallas fibroids doctor with over 25 years of experience. She felt welcomed by and comfortable with Dr. Slonim and the staff. She was also excited to learn about UFE, and very happy that she was a candidate for the non-surgical fibroid treatment.
Jessica said her UFE procedure went really well. At her four-month follow up appointment, Jessica shared “I feel much better! My periods don’t last as long.” She also had lighter periods, no cramping, and her urinary frequency was “much better”.
Thanks to Dr. Slonim and UFE, Jessica is now #FibroidFree and her fibroid symptoms are gone! She feels so good that her OBGYN referred her to Dr. Slonim at Fibroid Institute Dallas. She thinks Dr. Slonim is the best Dallas fibroids doctor and recommends other women suffering from uterine fibroids schedule a consult.
Schedule Your Consult to Get Started
Are you looking for a Dallas fibroids doctor to learn more about UFE? If you have a swollen abdomen, pain, and heavy periods due to uterine fibroids, you don’t have to suffer anymore. Educate yourself about non-surgical fibroid treatment at Fibroid Institute Dallas.
If you are a good candidate for UFE, you can schedule your consultation with Dr. Suzanne Slonim and get your questions answered. An award-winning Dallas fibroid doctor, Dr. Slonim has performed over 30,000 procedures in 25+ years. Dr. Slonim and her staff are leaders in helping women in Dallas, Duncanville and the surrounding areas become #FibroidFree.
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This information is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Prior to starting any new treatment or if you have questions regarding a medical condition, always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health provider.
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