Are you suffering from leg pain that makes it difficult to walk? Are you experiencing painful or heavy periods and are worried about the possibility of uterine fibroids? The Vein & Fibroid Treatment Center is here to help – we serve Ontatio in addition to the entirety of Southern California. Located Southwestern San Bernadino county in California, Ontario sits 25 miles west of downtown San Bernadino and 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. The city, located in the Western part of the Inland Empire has a population of 163,924.
Uterine fibroids are the most common type of tumors seen as it relates to women’s reproductive systems. Oftentimes these tumors are benign and non-cancerous. Some instances cause life-threatening bleeding leading to emergency blood transfusions and emergency hysterectomy. Uterine fibroids can cause heavy and painful periods, pressure on the pelvis, bloating, increased urination, as well as constipation. Fibroids vary greatly in size, with some being the size of small pebbles. Severe fibroids have ended up nearly as large as a grapefruit.
Some common symptoms of uterine fibroids are:
Many OBGYNs prescribe a hysterectomy for women suffering from uterine fibroids. For women of childbearing age, this can be overwhelming news, as it could mean that they will be unable to conceive. As science has progressed, uterine fibroid embolizations (UFE) are being performed by Interventional Radiologists as a safe and effective procedure for treating symptomatic uterine fibroids.
The procedure is performed by inserting a small catheter into the patient’s artery – the small incision is usually made at the groin or wrist. A fellowship-trained Interventional Radiologist will then guide the catheter to the fibroid’s blood supply where tiny circular particles are released. These particulates travel down the uterine artery and block the vascular supply to the fibroid. The fibroid will then shrink and the patient will find relief from common symptoms. In some rare instances, fibroids can cause life-threatening uterine bleeding leading to emergency blood transfusions and a possible emergency hysterectomy.
Don’t suffer any longer with uterine fibroid pain or discomfort. Dr. Saleh is the best Interventional Radiologist in Ontario and statewide and is prepared to provide you with options to treat uterine fibroids.
To see if you are a candidate for UFE and to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Saleh, you can contact our Chino office HERE.