Painful, heavy periods, pelvic pain, and abdominal bloating can all be signs of uterine fibroids, and benign tumors of the uterus that are common but have the potential to cause serious side effects. If you suspect or know you have fibroids and are suffering, the Vein & Fibroid Treatment Center can help—we provide care to patients in Mira Loma and throughout Southern California with minimally invasive, outpatient treatments performed by experienced interventional radiologist Dr. Omar Saleh.
Mira Loma, once a census-designated place in Riverside County, officially became part of the city of Jurupa Valley in 2011. Mira Loma was once a farming community that produced wine grapes, and though it is now more developed, its roots in a small-town past are still apparent. There are still horse properties in the area, interspersed with more recently constructed neighborhoods. Residents cite the rural character Mira Loma has retained as part of the charm of living there. For residents seeking specialty care, its proximity to nearby Corona gives them access to the advanced interventional radiology treatments offered at the Vein & Fibroid Treatment Center, including uterine fibroid embolization.
While many women develop fibroids during their lifetime, the size and effect can vary considerably. Some women experience no symptoms, while others suffer severe cramping, heavy menstrual flow, pressure on the pelvis, frequent urination, constipation, dizziness, fatigue, and even anemia. Once, a hysterectomy might have been recommended as the only solution for troublesome fibroids. For women of childbearing age, this surgery alleviates painful, debilitating symptoms, but it also removes their ability to conceive.
Now, however, it isn’t necessary to have a hysterectomy to find relief from fibroids. Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is a safe, minimally invasive procedure designed to treat symptomatic fibroids by targeting their blood supply to shrink them gradually and naturally. Patients go home the same day, with minimal recovery time. Most importantly, this state-of-the-art treatment preserves the uterus rather than removing it.
If you’ve been told your fibroids require a hysterectomy, that may not be your only option. At the Vein & Fibroid Treatment Center in Colton, a consultation and exam can help determine if you’re a candidate for UFE. Board-certified vascular and interventional radiologist Dr. Saleh specializes in techniques such as UFE that improve quality of life and prevent serious health problems without major surgery. To schedule your consultation, contact our Corona office here.