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Understanding Subserosal Fibroids with Georgia Fibroids

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with fibroids, you’re not alone. In fact, most women will have at least one fibroid in their lifetime. 

At Georgia Fibroids in Atlanta, we recognize the significance of empowering individuals with a deep understanding of uterine fibroids, particularly highlighting subserosal fibroids’ unique characteristics and impact. 

Knowledge about these fibroids is pivotal in making well-informed decisions regarding symptom management and personalized treatment fit for your health and lifestyle goals.

Continue reading to learn more about subserosal fibroids below.

What are Subserosal Fibroids?

Subserosal fibroids are a type of uterine fibroid that develop outside the uterine cavity, protruding into the pelvic cavity. These fibroids originate from the outer layer of the uterus (myometrium) and extend outward. 

Unlike submucosal fibroids that grow inside the uterine cavity or intramural fibroids within the uterine wall, subserosal fibroids typically grow outward, potentially causing the uterus to become enlarged.

Subserosal Fibroids Symptoms

Symptoms associated with subserosal fibroids can vary based on their size, location, and proximity to surrounding organs. 

Common subserosal fibroid symptoms include:

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should seek treatment for a uterine fibroid specialist like our team at Georgia Fibroids.

Are Subserosal Fibroids Dangerous?

While subserosal fibroids are generally benign (non-cancerous), they can significantly impact a woman's quality of life due to the associated symptoms. 

In some cases, large or multiple subserosal fibroids may lead to complications such as severe pelvic pain, urinary problems, or fertility issues. However, they are not inherently life-threatening.

Subserosal Fibroid Treatment

Treatment choices for subserosal fibroids offer different options to suit each person's symptoms and preferences. One standout choice is Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE), a less invasive and effective way to manage these fibroids.

UFE aims to shrink fibroids by stopping their blood supply. Here's what happens during the procedure:

  1. Doctors use imaging like MRI or ultrasound to find and check the fibroids.
  2. With local anesthesia, a small cut in the groin or wrist allows doctors to reach the uterine artery. Using special imaging, tiny particles are put into the artery, blocking blood flow to the fibroids.
  3. Without blood, fibroids slowly get smaller, easing symptoms over time.

Unlike regular surgery, UFE needs only a tiny cut, lowering the chance of issues and letting you recover faster. UFE helps keep the uterus intact, which is suitable for those who want to keep their fertility or avoid a hysterectomy. Additionally, studies show UFE can notably ease problems like pelvic pain, heavy periods, and urinary troubles linked with fibroids.

Other Treatment Options:

Besides UFE, there are other treatments to consider based on your situation:

Eliminate Subserosal Uterine Fibroids in Georgia

At Georgia Fibroids, we offer comprehensive evaluations and personalized treatment plans tailored to address subserosal fibroids and their impact on your well-being. 

Our experienced fibroid specialists in Atlanta utilize cutting-edge technology and advanced treatment options to provide effective solutions.

If you're experiencing symptoms related to subserosal fibroids or seeking guidance on the most suitable treatment options, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with us today. Let us guide you toward a path of relief and improved quality of life.

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