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Bayard Street Obstetrics & Gynecology

OB/GYNs located in Lower Manhattan & Brooklyn, New York, NY & Flushing, NY

If you’re feeling pain in your pelvic region or extremely heavy periods, you might be worried you have fibroids. Offering comprehensive gynecological and obstetrical services, Bayard Obstetrics & Gynecology, can quickly diagnose your condition in offices conveniently located in Lower Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Flushing, New York. Take charge of your health by calling or scheduling an online consultation today.

Fibroids Q & A

What are Fibroids?

Fibroids are extremely common tumors that grow in your uterus. As many as half of women have fibroids at some point, although they may never know it.

Made out of smooth muscle cells and fibrous connective tissue, fibroids range in size. Some can be as large as a small grapefruit. Nearly all fibroids are benign — meaning they aren’t cancer.

What are the Symptoms of Fibroids?

You might not always know you have a fibroid because you won’t always have symptoms. However, in some cases, your symptoms could be severe. Common symptoms of fibroids include:

  • Lower back pain or in your pelvic area
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Urinating very often
  • Heavy or prolonged menstrual periods
  • Abnormal bleeding between periods

How are Fibroids Diagnosed?

A pelvic exam is the way doctors at Bayard Obstetrics & Gynecology can tell whether you have fibroids. They’ll be able to feel a firm, irregular mass that indicates a fibroid is there.

They may also perform diagnostic tests, such as:

  • X-ray - An image to detect fibroids in your uterus
  • Transvaginal ultrasound - An ultrasound test with a small probe that’s placed in your vagina
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) - A noninvasive scan to create a 2D image your internal organs
  • Hysterosalpingography - X-ray examination with a special dye to view your uterus and fallopian tubes
  • Hysteroscopy - A visual examination of your cervical canal and the inside of your uterus using a viewing instrument called a hysteroscope
  • Endometrial biopsy - A procedure to take a tissue sample from the uterus
  • Blood test - To see whether the fibroid is bleeding and causing iron-deficiency anemia

How are Fibroids Treated?

Most fibroids stop growing without treatment. You may not necessarily need treatment. Instead, expect your doctor at Bayard Obstetrics & Gynecology to keep a close eye on your symptoms and monitor you to make sure the fibroids aren’t growing.

If your symptoms are severe and you need treatment, you have many options, including medicines that block your hormones, anti-inflammatory painkillers, surgical removal of the fibroid, or a hysterectomy.

If you think you have the symptoms of fibroids, it’s a good idea to call or schedule an online consultation today with the gynecological experts at Bayard Obstetrics & Gynecology. They have years of medical training and experience with fibroids.