One in four women endure painful or bothersome symptoms from uterine fibroids at some point in their lives. At Fibroid Institute Texas, we know how hard it is to live with uterine fibroid pain. Our practice is dedicated to educating women with fibroids and providing non-surgical fibroid treatment. We consult patients in our Dallas and Houston fibroid treatment clinics every day who are looking for relief from their fibroid symptoms.
Common Fibroid Symptoms
Not all fibroids cause symptoms. Women who do experience symptoms may encounter any or all or of the following:
- Periods that last longer than a week
- Heavy bleeding (which can be heavy enough to cause anemia)
- Feeling of fullness in the lower stomach area
- Pain radiating to the lower back, hip, buttock, thigh, or down the leg
- Weight gain in the abdomen, giving an appearance of belly fat
- Pain during sex
- Frequent urination
- Difficult or painful bowel movements
- Urinary frequency
If a woman you care about suffers from common uterine fibroid symptoms such as pelvic pain and pressure, heavy bleeding, and lower back pain, consider a gift that will ease her symptoms. This holiday season, bring joy and comfort to a loved one with gifts that can help relieve fibroid pain.
6 Gift Ideas to Help with Fibroid Pain
1. Heating Pad
Applying heat to the stomach area can help relax the muscles around the uterus that tend to contract and cause pain and discomfort. Invest in a good quality heating pad to help your loved one relieve abdominal or pelvic pain that is commonly associated with uterine fibroids.
2. Body Pillow
Fibroids can sometimes press on the muscles and nerves of the lower back that lead to serious back and leg pain, which can make it difficult to find a comfortable position to sleep. A body pillow can provide extra back support and help women dealing with fibroid pain get a better night’s rest.
3. Spa Experience
Women who develop uterine fibroids deal with debilitating discomfort on a regular basis. Heavy periods with cramping, back aches and constipation are just a few examples of fibroid pain they may experience. A gift certificate to a local spa can provide much-needed relaxation, reducing muscle tension and stress.
4. Educational Books
Empower the women in your life by helping them educate themselves on fibroid risk factors, symptoms, and treatment options. There are many reputable book options out there, but we recommend the popular book written by Fibroid Institute’s Medical Director and Founder Suzanne Slonim, MD. Dr. Slonim is a woman who knows what it’s like to suffer with heavy periods and debilitating menstrual cramps. She’s also an experienced fibroid doctor who has treated over 30,000 patients.
In her book Pain-Free Periods: Banish Menstrual Misery, Fight Fibroids, and Get Your Life Back, Dr. Slonim provides insight on how to treat fibroids without surgery, why some women develop fibroids, what to expect from different treatment options, and more.
Here are a few essential content elements the book offers:
- What constitutes medically normal and abnormal periods
- The most common causes of heavy periods
- Natural and herbal treatments for menstrual misery
- What are fibroids, and why do some women get them
- The risk factors for uterine fibroids
- What to say when you feel like your doctor is not hearing you
- Not fibroids? Other possible causes of miserable periods
- Surgical options for fibroids
- Effective non-surgical treatments for fibroids
- What to expect during different medical procedures
5. Class Pass or Gym Membership
Exercise can reduce the production of hormones, namely estrogen and progesterone, which fuel the growth of uterine fibroids. Being overweight is also a risk factor for developing uterine fibroids. A class pass or membership to a local gym facility is a great way for women to engage in yoga, swimming or cycling. Exercise will not cure fibroids, but a healthy lifestyle that includes physical activity can limit the growth of existing fibroids and prevent the development of new ones.
6. Guide Them to Fibroid Institute
Give your loved one suffering from fibroid pain the gift of becoming free from fibroid symptoms. Tell them about Fibroid Institute, with Houston and Dallas fibroid doctors. We are a unique medical practice, 100% dedicated toward fibroid treatment and empowering women to return to a normal, healthy, fibroid free life.
Uterine Fibroid Embolization Treats Fibroid Pain
At Fibroid Institute we treat fibroid pain and other symptoms using uterine fibroid embolization (UFE). UFE doesn’t involve surgery, like traditional fibroid removal techniques. Rather, our expert fibroid doctors use X-ray guidance during UFE to pinpoint the fibroids and blood vessels feeding them. They insert a small catheter by way of a tiny needle into the radial artery on the patient’s wrist. Then they inject tiny particles to block the blood flow to the fibroids, causing the fibroids to shrink and die. Patients can expect an easy procedure performed under local anesthesia or moderate sedation.
Benefits of UFE at Fibroid Institute
- Our fibroid doctors are among the most experienced UFE specialists in Texas.
- UFE is covered by most major medical insurance.
- There is no hospital stay. Procedures are done in our Dallas or Houston fibroid clinics.
- Your uterus remains intact.
- No incision, no vaginal access, just a small nick on the wrist.
- Recovery is 7-10 days, compared to fibroid surgery that requires up to 6 weeks.
- UFE treats multiple fibroids at once.
- Patients have a doctor’s mobile phone number 24/7
- Unique pain management protocol, fostering an easy recovery
- Over 90% of women treated experience relief of symptoms
Do you or someone you care about suffer from fibroid pain? Find out why so many patients who had UFE recommend Fibroid Institute to other women suffering from fibroid pain. They gave themselves the gift of becoming #FibroidFree!
Contact Fibroid Institute to Relieve Fibroid Pain
At Fibroid Institute, we are pioneering experts at diagnosing and treating fibroids without surgery. Our number one patient-preferred treatment option is uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), the gold standard in non-surgical fibroid treatment. We’re here to help.
Call our Dallas fibroid clinic at 214-838-6440 or our Houston fibroid clinic at 713-903-3733 for questions about fibroids and UFE. A free 10-15 minute phone screening, determining if you are a candidate for UFE, can be the first step in your journey to be fibroid free. After the screening, if you qualify for UFE, you can schedule your onsite or telehealth consultation. To request an appointment, complete the form below.
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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