Count on the fibroid experts in Stamford Health’s Women’s Specialty Center to customize a care plan that answers your questions and meets your needs.
Experience great care options because of our focus on leading-edge and minimally invasive treatment options.
What Are Fibroids?
Fibroids are noncancerous growths in the wall of the uterus. They are common. These benign tumors affect between 25% and 50% of American women of reproductive age.
Some women with fibroids have no symptoms. Talk to your doctor if you have:
- A mass near the middle of your pelvis
- Bleeding between periods
- Blood clots
- Fatigue, weakness, dizziness or other signs of anemia
- Frequent urination
- Heavy bleeding and fatigue during your periods
- Pain during sex
- Pelvic pain or pressure
- Low back pain
Am I At Risk For Uterine Fibroids?
You’re at higher risk for fibroids if you:
- Are approaching menopause
- Are African American
- Eat a diet high in red meat
- Have a family history of fibroids
- Have high blood pressure
Uterine Fibroid Treatment
You’ll work with your doctor to determine the best possible treatment option for you. We offer:
- Endometrial ablation – Removes a thin layer of tissue that lines the uterus
- Hormonal medications and intrauterine devices – Reduce heavy and painful menstrual bleeding
- Hysterectomy – Removes the uterus; often performed laparoscopically (minimally invasive)
- Myomectomy, or fibroid excision – Removes fibroids from your uterus
- Nonhormonal medications – Lighten heavy bleeding during your period
- Uterine artery embolization (uterine fibroid embolization) – Eliminates fibroids by cutting off their blood supply