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Pelvic Pain Treatment Options in Dallas: Uterine Fibroids
Pelvic pain treatment options in Dallas include new, minimally invasive treatments for uterine fibroids, which involve less time, pain and risk for women than open surgery. Uterine fibroids are benign tumors that are found in the uterine walls. They are rarely cancerous, but they can lead to unpleasant symptoms, such as cramping, excess bleeding, and pressure on the bladder.
How are uterine fibroids diagnosed?
As one of the top pain management centers in Dallas, we see patients who have been referred by their GP or gynecologist, who found fibroids during a routine pelvic exam. Doppler ultrasound, which is a painless tool that uses sound waves to detect masses in the body, can be very helpful in pinpointing the location of the fibroids in the uterus. Laboratory tests such as a complete blood count (which might reveal anemia, thus indicating blood loss) might also be used to detect fibroids.
How are uterine fibroids treated?
The specialists at MTV IR offer the latest pelvic pain treatment options in Dallas. One of the most effective treatments is known as uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), which shrinks and even eliminates fibroid tumors without resorting to open surgery. Under local anesthesia, a tiny catheter is placed in the femoral artery in the groin area. A solution is injected into the catheter that blocks the blood from flowing to the fibroids, which leads them to shrink and eventually disappear.
How to find out more
If your physician has suggested interventional radiology to treat your uterine fibroids, please contact us at 469-458-9800 or go here to request an appointment. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have about uterine fibroid treatment options in Dallas.