Fibroid Care focuses on uterine fibroids embolization (UFE) also known as uterine artery embolization (UAE). Due to the relatively new nature of uterine fibroids embolization treatment in Southern Africa (fibroid in surgery treatment – non-surgical), many gynaecologists are not familiar with this revolutionary option. The Fibroid embolization treatment is a non-surgical, minimally invasive fibroids treatment alternative for the control of symptomatic uterine fibroids, which can be the cause of heavy menstrual bleeding, pain as well as pressure on the bladder or bowel. Unlike other fibroid treatments in South Africa, the uterus is preserved, making pregnancy possible after fibroid treatment.
Due to the relatively new nature of fibroid embolization treatment in South Africa, many gynaecologists are not familiar with this revolutionary option. Fibroid embolisation is a minimally invasive treatment for fibroids which can help treat heavy menstrual bleeding, pain and pressure in the bladder or bowel. Unlike with some other treatment options, the uterus is preserved, making pregnancies possible after fibroid treatment.
Uterine fibroids are noncancerous, benign growths of the uterus that often appear during childbearing years, usually between 20-55 years. Also called leiomyomas (lie-o-my-O-muhs) or myomas, uterine fibroids are not associated with an increased risk of uterine cancer and almost never develop into cancer.
The various types of fibroids range in size from seedlings, undetectable by the human eye, too bulky masses that can distort and enlarge the uterus. They can be single or multiple, in extreme cases expanding the uterus so much that it reaches the rib cage. As many as 3 out of 4 women have uterine fibroids sometime during their lives, but most are unaware of them because often there are no symptoms of fibroids.