Fibroids

Learn the Facts

Fibroid Pain Isn’t Worth Suffering Anymore

As many as three out of four women (75%) may have uterine fibroids at some time during their lives. Many decide to put up with the pain and heavy bleeding to avoid a hysterectomy, as well as the long recovery time after major surgery.

Today’s advanced technology offers women more treatment options for their uterine fibroids than ever before, including the MR Guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery, a non-invasive treatment only offered in Ohio at the OhioHealth Fibroid Center of Excellence at Riverside Methodist Hospital.

Learn more about minimally invasive and non-invasive fibroid treatment options in our videos. You’ll hear the stories of LaDeema Gallagher, Linda Wilson and Kristen Larsen.

Health Guides: Fibroid Symptoms

Fibroid Symptoms

  • Backache or leg pains
  • Constipation
  • Frequent urination
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Painful sex
  • Pelvic pressure or pain
  • Periods lasting more than a week 

  • Fibroids don’t increase your risk of uterine cancer.
  • Fibroids patients should still have annual pap smears.
  • Fibroids are actually benign tumors.

Types of Fibroids

  • Submucosal fibroids grow inside the uterus.
  • Subserosal fibroids grow outside the uterus.
  • Intramural fibroids grow in the muscle of the uterus and are the most common fibroid type.
  • Pedunculated fibroids are attached to the uterus and hang from a stem like fruit. 

Uterine Fibroid Treatments

Fibroid Treatments offered at the OhioHealth Fibroid Center of Excellence:
  • Uterine ablation and embolization
    Techniques to treat bleeding
  • Myomectomy
    Removal of only the fibroid, leaving the uterus intact
  • Hysteroscopic myomectomy 
    A quick outpatient procedure that shaves down the fibroid
  • Minimally Invasive hysterectomy
    Surgical remove of the uterus with state-of-the-art laproscopic or robotic surgery
  • Magnetic Resonance Guided Focused Ultrasound
    A state-of-the-art, noninvasive fibroid treatment
  • Alternative remedies, such as birth control pills or GnRH agonists
    Treating only the symptoms, not the fibroids themselves