Tamika was experiencing severe pain from her uterine fibroids. She suffered through heavy periods and felt chained to her house. During her menstrual cycles, between the pain and bleeding, she couldn’t leave home for 2 days at a time. Her fibroids got in the way of work; they got in the way of everything. Tamika, who doesn’t like to take medications, was taking a lot of ibuprofen to manage her painful symptoms.
Tamika Felt Chained to Her House from Heavy Periods
As a nurse, Tamika knew she needed to find treatment for her heavy periods and severe pain. She couldn’t keep missing out on living a full life during her monthly cycle and other times her fibroid pain got unbearable. She heard about Dr. Suzanne Slonim and Fibroid Institute Dallas helping women become fibroid free without surgery. She knew she needed to schedule a consultation to find out more about treating her fibroids.
After her first office visit with Dr. Slonim, Tamika was excited to learn she was a good candidate for UFE. She knew that the non-surgical procedure from Fibroid Institute Dallas was the best fibroid treatment option for her. The staff was caring and professional. Dr. Slonim made her feel comfortable and confident about the expected results.
Tamika scheduled her UFE procedure to take advantage of the weekend for recovery. She felt the procedure was well thought out and followed recovery instructions “to the letter”. She was able to return to work in 5 days, but took it very easy for the rest of the week. She was feeling great. Please note, Dr. Slonim does recommend taking 7 days to recover from UFE, which is shorter than the 4-6 weeks recommended after hysterectomy.
What Are Uterine Fibroids? What Is UFE?
Uterine fibroids affect three out of four women, usually between the ages of 35 and 54. However, fibroids can occur in women younger than 35 and until menopause. Benign fibroid tumors may cause life-altering symptoms, like the heavy periods and fibroid pain Tamika endured. Women of African American ancestry are more likely to be affected. Some women don’t even know that they have uterine fibroids because they don’t experience symptoms. Their fibroids are then discovered during tests for other conditions.
Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) is a non-surgical procedure that blocks blood flow to uterine fibroids, causing them to shrink. With no incision, the procedure is minimally-invasive, costs less than traditional hysterectomy surgery, and has a much shorter recovery time. Most insurance companies cover the UFE procedure. Plus, the uterus remains intact!
Dr. Suzanne Slonim, award-winning Dallas fibroid doctor and founder of Fibroid Institute Dallas, is a national advocate for fibroid treatment without surgery. She has performed thousands of successful procedures in over 20 years of practice. She helps women put heavy periods and fibroid pain behind them to become #FibroidFree.
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“I Can’t Remember the Fibroid Pain Anymore”
Four months after her UFE procedure, Tamika proclaims “I am fabulous!” She doesn’t feel chained to her house anymore. Her monthly flow is medium to light for 1 to 2 days, and then she tapers off over the rest of the week. She is so pleased that severe fibroid pain and heavy periods are in her past.
“I’ve already recommended [UFE and Fibroid Institute Dallas] to about 5 people in my personal life”. Those friends who have already had fibroid treatment wished they had known about UFE before they had a hysterectomy.
Watch Tamika describe her experience:
Request a Consult with Dr. Slonim at Fibroid Institute Dallas
Do you suffer from heavy periods and fibroid pain? Learn more about UFE from Dr. Slonim’s Q&A videos and patient videos like Tamika’s. Then request a consultation to determine if you are eligible for Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE), the gold standard in non-surgical fibroid treatment.
In-office appointments or telehealth consuls are available. We serve the entire DFW area with our locations in Dallas and Duncanville. Join the thousands of women who have been treated by Fibroid Institute Dallas and are now living #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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