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Fibroid Management


If you experience heavy uterine bleeding or pelvic pain that doesn’t subside, fibroids might be the cause. To find out, the team at RescueMD in Allen, Texas, for an evaluation. They can diagnose fibroids and provide treatments that offer you symptom relief. Schedule an appointment with RescueMD by phone or request one online today. 


Fibroid Management Q & A

What are fibroids?

Fibroids are noncancerous growths that develop in your uterus. They aren’t associated with a higher risk of uterine cancer but can cause unpleasant symptoms. The skilled providers at RescueMD can detect fibroids during a gynecological exam or on-site ultrasound, and they offer treatment to tame your symptoms.

What are the symptoms of fibroids?

Fibroids can cause the following signs or symptoms:

  • Periods that last more than a week
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Pelvic pain or pressure
  • Frequent urination
  • Problems emptying your bladder
  • Constipation
  • Leg pain or a backache
  • Pain with intercourse
  • Pelvic cramping during periods
  • A feeling of fullness in the lower abdomen

These symptoms can indicate other gynecological problems, too, adding to the importance of seeing the team at RescueMD for an evaluation. Complications associated with uterine fibroids may include anemia, pregnancy loss, and infertility.

What are the risk factors for fibroids?

Fibroids are often associated with genetic or hormone changes. Other risk factors include being African American, having a family history of fibroids, early onset of menstruation, vitamin D deficiency, and obesity. Drinking beer and eating a diet low in fruits and vegetables and high in red meat can also contribute to fibroid development.

What does fibroid management entail?

Fibroid management involves various approaches aimed at alleviating symptoms, reducing fibroid size, and addressing any complications associated with uterine fibroids. Treatment options range from conservative measures for mild symptoms to surgical interventions for more severe cases. Here are some common strategies for fibroid management:

Watchful Waiting

In cases where fibroids are small, asymptomatic, and not causing significant problems, a “watchful waiting” approach may be recommended. This involves monitoring the fibroids over time to track any changes in size or symptoms without immediate intervention.


Pain Relief

Over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen may help alleviate pelvic pain or discomfort associated with fibroids.

Hormonal Therapy

Hormonal medications such as birth control pills, hormonal intrauterine devices (IUDs), or GnRH agonists may be prescribed to help control heavy menstrual bleeding, reduce fibroid size, or alleviate symptoms such as pelvic pressure or pain. These medications work by regulating hormone levels and temporarily shrinking fibroids.

Tranexamic Acid

This medication may be prescribed to help reduce heavy menstrual bleeding associated with fibroids by promoting blood clotting.

Non-Invasive Procedures

Uterine Artery Embolization (UAE)

UAE is a minimally invasive procedure in which tiny particles are injected into the blood vessels that supply the fibroids, cutting off their blood supply and causing them to shrink.

MRI-Guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery (MRgFUS)

This non-invasive procedure uses focused ultrasound waves to heat and destroy fibroid tissue while sparing the surrounding healthy tissue. It is performed under MRI guidance to precisely target the fibroids.

Surgical Interventions


Myomectomy is a surgical procedure to remove fibroids while preserving the uterus. It may be recommended for women who wish to retain fertility or for those with symptomatic fibroids who prefer a uterus-preserving approach.


Hysterectomy involves the surgical removal of the uterus and is considered a definitive treatment for fibroids. It may be recommended for women who have completed their family planning or for those with severe symptoms that do not respond to other treatments.

Endometrial Ablation

This procedure involves destroying the lining of the uterus (endometrium) to reduce menstrual bleeding. It may be recommended for women with heavy menstrual bleeding caused by fibroids who wish to avoid more invasive surgery.

Lifestyle Modifications

Making certain lifestyle changes may help manage symptoms associated with fibroids, such as pelvic pain or discomfort. This may include maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, managing stress, and adopting a nutritious diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

Alternative Therapies

Some women may find relief from fibroid symptoms through alternative therapies such as acupuncture, herbal supplements, or dietary supplements. However, the effectiveness of these approaches varies, and it’s important to discuss their use with a healthcare provider.

Fibroid management is individualized based on factors such as the size, number, and location of fibroids, the severity of symptoms, reproductive plans, and overall health. Women with fibroids should work closely with their healthcare provider to develop a treatment plan that addresses their specific needs and preferences. Regular monitoring and follow-up care are important to assess the effectiveness of treatment and address any changes in symptoms or fibroid size over time.

At RescueMD, the team of women’s health providers can handle fibroid management for patients in Allen, Frisco, McKinney, Plano, Dallas, and the surrounding areas. Call the office to schedule an appointment, or request one online today.



945 Stockton Drive, Ste #6100
Allen, TX 75013
Phone: 972-449-7940
Fax: 972-390-1557

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