Fibroids or Menstrual Disorders

Uterine fibroids are formed of muscle and tissue from the uterine wall and are the most common benign tumors in women of childbearing age. The two primary risk factors for fibroids are genetics and ethnicity. Black women are more likely to have fibroids than are women of other racial groups. In addition, black women have fibroids at younger ages, and they're also likely to have more or larger fibroids. Fibroids only require treatment when they cause problems such as heavy bleeding, pain, recurrent miscarriage, infertility or "pressure symptoms" such as constipation or frequent urination.

At Baptist Hospital, you will have a careful pre-operative exam to pinpoint the cause, location and the extent of fibroids or menstrual disorders. Following your evaluation, you will receive all treatment options. Treatments may involve medical oversight, non-surgical solutions or minimally invasive surgery. For women who are no longer having children, a hysterectomy (surgical removal of the uterus) remains the only proven permanent solution for uterine fibroids. Baptist will prepare your customized treatment plan according to your personal diagnosis and needs.

If you are in need of a physician, visit our Baptist Medical Group Ladies First practice for caring providers in multiple locations.