At Mount Sinai, our specialists provide women with the information you need to pick the right fibroid treatment. Our team of gynecologists and interventional radiologists offer the full range of treatment options, including medication and minimally invasive procedures.
What are Fibroids?
Fibroids are non-cancerous tumors of the uterus. These growths are highly common, and more than 50 percent of women experience fibroids in their lives.
Some women with fibroids never have symptoms, while other women may experience heavy and/or long menstrual cycles, bloating, increased urination, pelvic pain or pressure, and discomfort. Fibroids can interfere with normal daily life and can affect your ability to get pregnant or carry a fetus to term.
At Mount Sinai, our doctors have extensive experience in treating fibroids. We offer a number of options and are happy to discuss the details with you and answer any questions you may have.
When considering treatment options, we consider your symptoms; the size, locations, and number of fibroids; your health history; and your feelings about fertility and other issues.
At your appointment, we review your full medical history and any imaging tests you may have had. Then we conduct a full physical exam. We may need to perform additional testing to provide a proper diagnosis. Once we have determined the issue, we will discuss your treatment options with you. While we have traditionally treated fibroids with hysterectomy, we now use a variety of other treatment options, including:
- Birth control or Mirena IUD to help reduce bleeding
- Hysteroscopic resection of submucosal fibroid
- Myomectomy, using an abdominal incision or robotic/laparoscopic approach
- Supplemental vitamin D and green tea, which has been shown to suppress fibroid growth
- Uterine fibroid embolization performed by interventional radiology