Uterine fibroids are benign tumors that appear and grow in the uterus. In many cases, fibroids are discovered accidentally during routine pelvic exams, and they cause no symptoms whatsoever. In these cases, doctors, whether a gynecologist or a endovascular specialist, usually recommend waiting and seeing whether the tumor or the tumors start growing or changing, without prescribing any medication or recommending any surgical intervention. However, in many cases, doctors recommend starting a Denver fibroids treatment instantly – here is why:
- The risk of anemia – one of the most common symptoms of uterine fibroids is extremely long and heavy menstrual periods during which the woman loses a very large amount of blood. As that kind of severe blood loss happens with every menstrual period, the patient is at severe risk of developing anemia, a condition that, if left untreated, can affect several major organs in the body. The doctor might recommend medication to reduce the bleeding or a kind of surgical intervention to remove the fibroids to prevent that from happening.
- Aspects related to life quality – symptomatic uterine fibroids can negatively influence the patient’s quality of life in many ways. To prevent or stop that from happening, doctors might try to treat the affection with the help of medications first or recommend surgical interventions if that is not possible.