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Uterine fibroids are benign tumors that grow in the wall of the uterus. They are very common, affecting up to 70-80% of women by age 50. Women experiencing symptoms from their uterine fibroids experience excessive pain and may also have heavy menstrual bleeding that lasts longer than average. Other symptoms may include pain with intercourse, urinary frequency, and bloating. Fibroids can range in size from small (the size of an apple seed) to quite large (the size of a grapefruit). In rare cases, fibroids can grow so large they can cause complications with the bladder and rectum.

Some Risk Factors Include

  • Age (older women are at higher risk than younger women, very common 19-60)
  • 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

Do You Have Symptoms?

  • Heavy menstrual bleeding

  • Menstrual periods lasting more than a week.

  • Pelvic pressure or pain

  • Difficulty emptying the bladder

  • Constipation

  • Backache or leg pains

Minimally-invasive Uterine Fibroid Treatment

There are alternatives to hysterectomy! Evolve Medical can treat uterine fibroids with a minimally-invasive, image-guided treatment that does not remove the uterus. Evolve Medical is Utah’s first outpatient interventional radiology clinic, specializing in the latest medical technology to offer advanced medical procedures that result in superior treatment, faster recovery, and a better patient experience for uterine fibroids and many conditions.

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