Pelvic Pain and Fibroids
How Do I Know if I have Fibroids?
Fibroids are most often found during a routine pelvic exam. The cause of fibroids is unknown, but occurs more often in African-American women. While some believe the cause may be genetic, fibroids and symptoms vary greatly among women.
In fact, some women do not experience any symptoms of fibroids and may not even know they have any. Others however, experience severe pelvic pain and should seek help from a specialist.
You shouldn’t have to live with fibroids, as there are many treatment options available.
Some symptoms of fibroids may include:
- Painful heavy menstruation
- Pain after end of period
- Pelvic pain
- Lower back or leg pain
- Pain during intercourse
- Abdominal swelling and bloating
You may feel that these symptoms are just a normal part of the aging process or your menopause cycles. However, living with fibroids can be uncomfortable and take a toll on your quality of life. Fibroids are hormonally sensitive, so your symptoms may vary depending on your cycle.
When Should I Seek Help?
We are highly trained to meet your needs. We know how difficult it can be to live with fibroids. You can trust us to properly diagnose, manage symptoms, and treat your fibroids. Women from all over the area have come to us to get relief.
We can help you understand your imaging and labs and discuss which options are best for you. Pelvic pain and fibroids can be a burden on you and those you love. It can be confusing and feel like a burden, but with a few steps, you can start getting the relief you deserve.
With so many treatment options available, you can get the outcomes you deserve. We will talk with you to find the right one for you.
Schedule a Consultation in Pittsburgh
If you’re struggling with pelvic pain in the Pittsburgh area, give us a call to talk to our specialists. We can help you get the relief from fibroids you deserve. Fibroids specialist Brent T. Steadman, MD is a board-certified Interventional Radiologist with extensive experience helping women overcome fibroids. New patients may either call our office at (724) 503-6766, or simply submit a request online using our secure form.