Uterine Fibroids


Maryland Specialty Group

Multi-Specialty Group located
in Glenn Dale, MD

No woman likes to learn that she may have growths on her uterus, but the majority of women will experience this condition during their lives. Fortunately, uterine fibroids are usually not dangerous and may have no symptoms at all. If your uterine fibroids are causing you discomfort, Kwasi A. Debra, MD, MBA, and the dedicated health care professionals at Maryland Specialty Group can give you the treatment you need to get comfortable. Call or request an appointment online with the Glenn Dale, Maryland, practice today to learn more about your uterine fibroid treatment options.

Uterine Fibroids Q & A

Uterine fibroids are masses that grow on the uterus. These growths usually appear during a woman’s childbearing years and are extremely common. It’s estimated that as many as 80% of women will have uterine fibroids at some point during their lives.
This number is hard to nail down, however, because most uterine fibroids remain small (some are even too small to see), never develop into anything dangerous, and don’t have any symptoms. As a result, they often go undiscovered unless incidentally found during a pelvic exam.
When uterine fibroids do cause symptoms, they are often very uncomfortable.
While fibroids oftentimes don’t bring any symptoms, their size and location can cause problems in some cases. Women who are physically impacted by uterine fibroids may experience:
Long, heavy menstrual bleeding , A feeling of pressure in the pelvis , Pelvic pain , Backaches , Frequent urge to urinate , Difficulty emptying the bladder , Constipation , Leg pains .
Most fibroids are discovered during a pelvic exam. Dr. Debra can feel the mass or masses on your uterus during the exam.If your fibroids are causing you discomfort and more information is needed to develop a treatment plan, you have several options to get a clearer picture of them, including an ultrasound, X-ray, and MRI.
Women who experience slight to moderate symptoms as a result of their uterine fibroids may be able to manage their symptoms with medication. For example, ibuprofen or acetaminophen can help minimize pain, and an iron supplement can help patients avoid anemia during heavy menstrual cycles.For those with more severe symptoms, surgery is an option. There are a number of surgical solutions, including those that protect the healthy tissue of the uterus – and the woman’s ability to have children after the procedure. In short, treating the symptoms of your uterine fibroids will come down to developing a solution that’s right for you, your lifestyle, and your future goals. To learn more about uterine fibroids, find out if you have them, or develop a customized treatment plan that’s right for you, contact Maryland Specialty Group today. Call or request an appointment online.