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Uterine Fibroids

What are Uterine Fibroids?

Uterine fibroids are smooth, muscular non-cancerous growths that form in the uterus. They can range in size from tiny to larger than a golf ball. It is estimated that over 30% of women develop them by age 35, and increases with age. Uterine fibroids have been known to cause no problems, and oftentimes go undetected. 

Uterine Fibroid

What are symptoms of Uterine Fibroids

  • Heavy menstrual bleeding that can lead to anemia or blood loss           
  • Painful cramps
  • Pain in the lower back or abdomen
  • Pain with intercourse
  • Difficulty getting  pregnant 
  • Pelvic bloating

What are the risk factors of Uterine Fibroids

  • Age (older women are at higher risk than younger women)
  • African American race
  • Obesity
  • Family history of uterine fibroids
  • High blood pressure
  • No history of pregnancy
  • Vitamin D deficiency
  • Food additive consumption
  • Use of soybean milk

We are here to help.

The Texas Cardiac & Vascular Institute offers treatment for Uterine Fibroids. Please reach out if you or a family member has signs or symptoms of Uterine Fibroids.