Uterine fibroid treatment can help women overcome the challenges of fibroids
Texas fertility doctors at our clinic provide effective uterine fibroid treatment to help women with this often-painful condition take the next step towards motherhood. Fibroids are muscle tumors in the uterus that are almost always benign, but can impair a woman’s reproductive system and cause symptoms such as abdominal pain and heavy periods. Our clinic works with patients to help them determine if fibroids are the cause of their fertility struggles, so they can move forward with a surgical fertility treatment if needed.
Learn how doctors diagnose uterine fibroids
Diagnosis of fibroids often involves a pelvic exam and transvaginal ultrasound. Depending on the size and location of fibroids, one of our Texas fertility doctors can typically feel them during a pelvic exam. In many cases, an ultrasound follows the pelvic exam, as it allows the doctor to thoroughly assess the woman’s uterus. If the doctor can’t adequately evaluate the fibroids through pelvic exam and ultrasound, the patient might require a surgical evaluation.
If the evaluation of fibroids reveals that they’re growing in or into the uterine cavity, this could indicate that they might be preventing embryos from properly implanting. When a fibroid evaluation shows small fibroids growing within the muscle or on the surface of the uterus, it’s possible they won’t have much of an impact on a woman’s fertility health.
Our clinic provides surgical fertility treatment for women hoping to build families
After evaluating the size and location of fibroids, a Texas fertility doctor at our clinic helps the patient create a treatment plan. If the doctor suspects the fibroids are hindering the patient’s ability to conceive, they’ll likely recommend a uterine fibroid treatment involving minimally invasive surgery.
Hysteroscopy. Typically, hysteroscopy is ideal for patients with fibroids within the uterine cavity. This surgical fertility treatment involves the fertility specialist passing a thin, lighted telescope through the vagina and cervix into the uterus. They then inject gas or fluid into the uterus to improve visibility, and assess the uterus through the images the telescope transmits to a monitor. Next, they can use a specialized tool to remove the fibroids.
Laparoscopy. When a patient has small fibroids outside of or in the wall of the uterus, the doctor will likely recommend a surgical fertility treatment called laparoscopy. During this procedure, the doctor passes the thin tube through an incision in the belly button before using gas to inflate the abdomen. The doctor then passes a small telescope through the incision to evaluate the fibroids and remove them.
In some cases, the surgical fertility treatment consists of one of our Texas fertility doctors passing a tool through one or two incisions below the top of the pubic hairline to remove fibroids.
Uterine fibroid treatment allows many women to move past the struggle of fibroids and conceive the babies they have been dreaming of.
Contact us for more information about uterine fibroids and surgical fertility treatment.