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Pedunculated Fibroids Explained

Are you or someone you love living with pedunculated fibroids? You’re not alone, and we are here to help.

Understanding pedunculated fibroids is essential for individuals affected by these specific uterine fibroids.

At Georgia Fibroids, we provide comprehensive information on pedunculated fibroids to help patients make informed decisions about their health and treatment options. Continue reading to learn more, or contact us for a consultation.

What Are Pedunculated Fibroids?

Pedunculated fibroids are a specific subtype of uterine fibroids characterized by their growth on a stalk or stem, known as a peduncle.

These fibroids can vary in size and shape, ranging from small nodules to larger masses, and may protrude into the uterine cavity or extend outward from the uterus.

The peduncle distinguishes them from other types of fibroids, allowing them to be mobile and move within the pelvic cavity. This mobility can sometimes lead to complications such as torsion, where the fibroid twists on its stalk, potentially causing severe pain and requiring immediate medical attention.

Pedunculated Fibroid Symptoms

Symptoms of pedunculated fibroids may vary depending on size, location, and orientation within the pelvis.

Common symptoms associated with pedunculated fibroids may include:

Pedunculated Fibroid Causes

The exact cause of pedunculated fibroids is not fully understood, but they are thought to develop from the same underlying factors as other uterine fibroids.

These factors may include:

Are Pedunculated Fibroids Dangerous?

No, pedunculated fibroids are typically benign (non-cancerous) and do not pose a significant health risk.

It is vital to know that sometimes, they can cause complications such as severe pain, excessive bleeding, or compression of nearby organs.

In rare cases, pedunculated fibroids may twist on their stalk, leading to a condition called torsion, which requires immediate medical attention.

Can Pedunculated Fibroid Cause Infertility?

The short answer is “possibly.”

Pedunculated fibroids may contribute to infertility or pregnancy complications if they obstruct the fallopian tubes, interfere with implantation, or cause distortion of the uterine cavity.

However, the impact of pedunculated fibroids on fertility varies depending on factors such as size, location, and individual patient characteristics.

Pedunculated Fibroids Treatment

Treatment for pedunculated fibroids aims to alleviate symptoms, reduce fibroid size, and improve overall quality of life.

Here's an overview of available treatment options:

Minimally-Invasive Pedunculated Fibroid Treatment In Georgia

At Georgia Fibroids, we specialize in minimally invasive techniques for treating pedunculated fibroids. We offer advanced treatment options with shorter recovery times, minimal scarring, and reduced risk of complications.

Our experienced team of fibroid doctors in Atlanta is dedicated to providing personalized care and comprehensive treatment plans tailored to each patient's needs and preferences.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and explore your options for minimally invasive pedunculated fibroid treatment in Georgia.

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