In New York City, all women of child-bearing age are susceptible to uterine fibroids. Visit center for uterine fibroids VIVA EVE in Forest Hills, Queens for a fibroid ultrasound, which can be used to find fibroids and serve as the best method to remove fibroids, too. The focused ultrasound for fibroids, used in conjunction with an MRI, kills these abnormal growths without harming your ability to conceive in the future. Contact the best fibroid surgeons in NYC at VIVA EVE about a uterine fibroids ultrasound.
Uterine fibroids have become a common condition. Studies show that 70 to 80 percent of women have had, have now or will have some form of fibroids during their reproductive years. Although many fibroid treatment options exist for fibroids, a focused ultrasound for fibroids provides fibroid treatment without surgery in a non-invasive method that’s become the best way to remove fibroids.
Fibroids may be solitary or come in bunches. They can range in size from tiny to as large as a golf ball or orange. Larger fibroids may extend from your uterus, through the cervix into your vagina causing a multitude of symptoms.
Most fibroids are non-cancerous growths of the muscle tissue of your uterus, which matters, since focused fibroid ultrasound for removing the growths can only be used in non-cancerous situations. That’s the difference between a fibroid vs. cancer ultrasound, as only diagnostic ultrasounds are effective for cancer cases.
Symptoms Requiring a Fibroid Ultrasound
If your fibroid specialist in NYC suspects fibroids, further tests often are needed to confirm the diagnosis. A uterine fibroids ultrasound helps your doctor confirm the presence of fibroids — and measure and map their exact location. The results can determine the course for further fibroid treatment options. Symptoms that may require further testing or treatment include:
- Frequent urination
- Pressure on the bladder or rectum
- Lower back or abdominal pain
- Constipation or rectal pain
- Mild to severe cramping and pain
- Longer or more frequent menstruation
- Enlarged uterus from large fibroids
- Heavy bleeding with possible blood clots
- Spotting between periods
Heavy bleeding can cause anemia. Fibroids that erupt near your fallopian tubes prevent your eggs from entering your uterus. Some women have pregnancy complications and repeated miscarriages in part due to the presence of uterine fibroids.
Diagnostic Uterine Fibroids Ultrasound
When conducting an ultrasound for fibroids in New York City, your fibroid specialist at the VIVA EVE fibroid clinic may choose one of two ways for finding the best diagnostic images during your initial evaluation:
- Transvaginal, which involves placing a long wand inside your vagina
- Transabdominal, during which an instrument presses across your belly
The choice depends on the suspected location and size of your growths. You may need additional imaging tests, including an MRI or an MRI after dye or saline has been injected into your uterus. These tests give the best fibroid doctor the most accurate picture possible to find what’s causing your symptoms.
Focused Ultrasound for Fibroids
To prepare for a focused ultrasound for fibroids, you lie on your stomach and enter an MRI machine facedown. The image gives real-time, three-dimensional feedback about the location, temperature and tissue changes. Your fibroid specialist targets the center of the fibroids with focused ultrasound waves. As the waves merge on one spot, the tissue heats up enough to kill the cells.
The benefits of this treatment method include:
- This is a non-invasive approach requiring no incisions.
- A targeted approach doesn’t damage surrounding tissue.
- Focused ultrasound for fibroids requires no anesthesia.
- It’s an outpatient procedure.
- Few complications have been reported with this method.
- Most patients report rapid resolution of fibroid symptoms afterward.
- This method preserves fertility for those wishing to get pregnant.
A focused ultrasound for fibroids acts like a magnifying glass, burning away your fibroids. The focus of the ultrasound waves gets hot enough to kill the abnormally growing cells of the fibroids in your uterus. This method can be repeated as often as necessary for large fibroids or for any that may reoccur. Some fibroids may not be suitable for ultrasound treatment.
Risks of Focused Fibroid Ultrasound
You may not be a good candidate if you have numerous or very large fibroids. Lots of abdominal scarring may also prohibit finding the most effective path for the ultrasound transducer to target your fibroid growth. Your fibroid doctor can advise you of your options during your consultation. Other risks may include:
- Possible but unlikely damage to some of the surrounding tissues and structures
- Blood clots in your legs
- Burns on your abdominal skin
- Stimulation of certain nerves, causing temporary pain in your back and legs
A friend or family member should take you home since the medications you may have to take make driving unsafe. Over-the-counter painkillers ease any discomfort you feel after your procedure. Over time, your body absorbs the tissue that has died and your symptoms resolve.
VIVA EVE, your fibroid center in NYC, stays on top of the research and latest techniques to treat your uterine fibroids. implementing the best treatment for uterine fibroids helps you resolve your symptoms and your pain, getting you back to your busy, active life.