Women’s Vascular Wellness Uterine Fibroids and Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
Uterine fibroids are a commonly occurring non-cancerous growth in women across the country. Developing primarily in women between the ages of 30 and 50, they have the ability to significantly impact both a patient’s health and overall wellness.
In addition to uterine fibroids, many women today may also deal with another pelvic pain- inducing condition: pelvic congestion syndrome, or PCS.
That being said, our team is dedicated to relieving women of any pain or discomfort they may experience as a result of their conditions. By diagnosing and treating them fully, we are specialized in leading them down the path to a healthy recovery.
Uterine fibroids are tissue growths that occur either on or around the uterus. While these growths are non-cancerous, as they grow, they may create pressure on nearby organs and/or tissues, thus leading to worsened symptoms. A woman living with uterine fibroids may experience these symptoms:
● Pressure or pain in the pelvic region
● Substantial menstrual bleeding
● Urinary incontinence
● Increased exhaustion
● Lowered Libido
● And more
Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)
Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is a minimally-invasive and FDA-approved method of treatment that eliminates fibroids, thus providing relief from the ensuing symptoms. UFE is performed using catheter insertion. Once positioned near to the fibroid itself, the physician will deliver minuscule particles through the catheter to help block blood flow to the fibroid, effectively shrinking the fibroids and eliminating the symptoms.
Today, UFE has a satisfaction rate of over 90% in addition to many benefits, including…
● No anesthesia is needed for the procedure
● Minimal downtime post-procedure
● Completed within our state-of-the-art outpatient facility
● And more
Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
Pelvic congestion syndrome (PCS) is a condition wherein a woman’s blood flow through her gonadal veins becomes slowed and obstructed, thereby dilating the veins themselves. As they grow in size, they effectively become varicosities that exert pressure on the surrounding pelvic organs.
Women may find their discomfort and/or pain worsens throughout the day. Moreover, women who have been pregnant more than once are at a greater risk of developing PCS during their lifetime.
Thankfully, our team offers a variety of treatment options for PCS, such as UFE, stenting, and more.