Get Immediate and Long-Term Relief From Uterine Fibroids
Heavy uterine bleeding and pelvic pain can result from an unattended case of uterine fibroids. You may benefit from a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of uterine fibroids by a certified practitioner. Dr. Gregory Shifrin, OB/GYN PC, offers advanced Upper East Side uterine fibroids management to help you live healthier and pain-free in New York.
What Are Uterine Fibroids?
Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths that might appear in the uterus in a woman’s childbearing years. While fibroids rarely develop into cancer, they are likely to cause unpleasant symptoms and complications in your reproductive system. Your physician completes a diagnosis to determine viable treatment options for your condition.
Symptoms of Uterine Fibroids
If your symptoms go unnoticed, you may experience symptoms like:
- Trouble emptying your bladder.
- Frequent urination.
- Periods lasting more than a week.
- Pelvic pain or pressure.
- Heavy menstrual bleeding.
Uterine fibroids are less dangerous but can deliver unpleasant conditions like fatigue and anemia related to heavy menstrual bleeding.
Risk Factors for Uterine Fibroid
Every woman is vulnerable to uterine fibroids, with the risk getting higher in childbearing years.
Other common risk factors include:
- Alcohol consumption.
- Poor dietary habits.
- Starting menstruation at a tender age.
- Being an African American.
- Family history of fibroids.
Diagnosis of Uterine Fibroids
Dr. Shifrin enquires about your medical history and symptoms to understand the severity of your symptoms and draft you a viable treatment plan. He evaluates your uterus through a detailed pelvic examination and physical exam.
Dr. Shifrin may recommend an ultrasound, MRI, blood tests, hysterosalpingography, hysteroscopy, and Hysterosonography to look into your uterus as part of the final diagnosis.
Treatment for Uterine Fibroid
Dr. Shifrin considers the complication risks associated with uterine fibroids and the severity of symptoms to determine the best intervention. Your treatment may comprise of:
Ø Minimally invasive procedures
Dr. Shifrin may recommend minimally invasive procedures to remove uterine fibroids. You may benefit from procedures like hysteroscopy, injections, radiofrequency ablation, laparoscopic/ robotic surgery, and endometrial ablation.
Your provider may recommend medication to aid in regulating your menstrual cycle, reducing heavy menstrual bleeding and pelvic pressure. Dr. Shifrin may also prescribe medication to help you shrink fibroids.
Ø Watchful waiting
You need special attention for tiny uterine fibroids posing as noncancerous and free of symptoms. Dr. Shifrin can help you keep a closer eye on your symptoms to identify specific changes in your uterus.
Ø MRI-guided focused ultrasound surgery (FUS)
Dr. Shifrin uses the minimally invasive FUS to use soundwaves in destroying fibroid tissue.
Other Services Offered at Dr. Gregory Shifrin OB/GYN PC
Dr. Shifrin specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of:
ü Ovarian cancer screening.
ü Menstrual disorder.
ü Birth control.
ü Pelvic pain.
ü Pap smear.
ü Vaginal infections.
ü Heavy periods.
ü Uterine fibroids.
ü Abnormal uterine bleeding.
ü Urinary incontinence.
ü Gynecological cancer prevention.
ü HPV vaccines.
ü IUD placement.
ü STD testing.
ü Ovarian cysts.
ü Irregular periods.
Uterine fibroids can make you live with unpleasant symptoms like heavy menstrual bleeding and pelvic pain. If you need diagnosis and treatment for uterine fibroids in New York, contact Dr. Gregory Shifrin, OB/GYN PC, via phone or the website to book an appointment today.