About Small Endometrial Fibroids

Minimally Invasive Treatments for Endometrial Fibroids

Small endometrial fibroids may develop in the muscular tissue of the uterus. When a single cell repeatedly divides and creates a mass that is separate from the uterine tissue, it may be a noncancerous growth called a fibroid. Fibroids often develop during the years that women bear children, and may go unnoticed completely. At miVIP, our surgeons specialize in various forms of fibroid removal, and can ensure that your reproductive system is functioning as it should be.

Some fibroids are small and cannot be seen by the human eye, while others grow so large that they distort the uterus. In some cases, fibroids have been known to stretch the uterus so far that it comes into contact with the rib cage. While fibroids may flare up during pregnancy, many will shrink or disappear once your baby is born.

Prevalence of Small Endometrial Fibroids

It is estimated that 75% of all women will develop uterine fibroids at some point in their lives. Many are unaware of their condition because these small growths rarely cause any noticeable symptoms. Fibroids are often found during prenatal ultrasounds or regular pelvic exams.

Why Fibroids Develop

Although a direct cause of fibroid development is unclear, research suggests that one of three things may have a direct impact on your body’s likelihood of developing fibroids.

  • Hormones such as estrogen and progesterone are used in the development of fibroids, and fibroid development may slow down after menopause as the hormones reduce.
  • There is some evidence that the development of fibroids may be genetic and that gene changes may increase the likelihood of fibroids.
  • Growth factors that aid the body in maintaining tissues may also affect the growth of fibroids.

Symptoms of Fibroids

Although women may have fibroids for many years without noticing any symptoms, those that do have symptoms report the following:

  • Menstrual bleeding for a week or longer
  • Heavy bleeding during menstruation
  • Constipation
  • Leg pains or backaches
  • Pelvic pain or pressure
  • Frequent urination
  • Trouble emptying the bladder

Treatment of Small Endometrial Fibroids

While some fibroids cause such minor symptoms that they can be ignored, others may be treated with medication or other noninvasive surgeries.

Here at miVIP, our surgeons are world class laparoscopic surgeons and are highly qualified to perform fibroid removal with the help of a small camera and several tiny incisions. Our surgeries are minimally invasive and involve fewer risks, less blood loss and less scarring for the average patient.

Prognosis of Condition

Without a complete hysterectomy, there is no guarantee that your uterus won’t develop additional fibroids. New fibroids can be treated similarly to the original condition.

Contact Us Today

With all of your options, it’s important that you choose the one that is right for your individual situation. Call us today at 855-496-4847 to discuss treatment options with a qualified professional.