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 Rancho Cucamonga in addition to the entirety of Southern California. Rancho Cucamonga is the 28th most populated city in California. The city has a population of 175,142. With Rancho Cucamonga’s proximity to major transportation hubs, it has attracted major corporations such as Coca-Cola and Frito Lay. The median household income is $92,290.
Fibroids vary greatly in size, with some being the size of small pebbles. Severe fibroids have ended up nearly as large as a grapefruit. Uterine fibroids, oftentimes benign and non-cancerous, are found in women’s reproductive systems. In occasional instances, uterine fibroids can cause life-threatening bleeding and lead to emergency blood transfusions and emergency hysterectomy.
Uterine fibroids can cause bloating, constipation, heavy blood flow during periods, lengthy periods, increased urination, as well as constipation. Some other common symptoms of uterine fibroids are lower back and/or pelvic discomfort and pain, anemia, passing large or frequent blood clots, dizziness, fatigue.
In some rare instances, fibroids can cause life-threatening uterine bleeding leading to emergency blood transfusions and a possible emergency hysterectomy. Not being able to conceive is one of the devastating side effects of having a hysterectomy, which is often recommended by OBGYN’s for patients with fibroids. However, as science has advanced, hysterectomies are no longer the only option for treating uterine fibroids. A procedure called uterine fibroid embolizations (UFE) is now 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.
Don’t suffer any longer with uterine fibroid pain or discomfort. Dr. Saleh is the best Interventional Radiologist in Rancho Cucamonga 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.