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Fibroids Specialists

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What are fibroids?

Uterine fibroids develop out of muscle tissue in your uterus. Fibroids are quite common during your childbearing years and usually aren’t cancerous. The growths vary in size, from pea-sized to the size of a grapefruit, although most aren’t that large. You may have just a single uterine fibroid or several at one time.

In the majority of cases, uterine fibroids produce little to no symptoms. However, fibroids can also cause uncomfortable symptoms, such as abnormal bleeding and other side effects.

 

Artemis Menstrual Health and Gynecology is WNY’s only office offering in-office procedures, with anesthesia. 

How are fibroids diagnosed?

Your practitioner at Artemis Menstrual Health and Gynecology looks for the presence of fibroids with a pelvic exam or an ultrasound, which generates images of your uterus and other organs. Artemis Menstrual Health and Gynecology offers ultrasound services on-site. Sometimes your practitioner suggests a more powerful method, such as hysteroscopy.

 

What is hysteroscopy?

Hysteroscopy is a simple procedure to view the inside of the uterine cavity.  It involves using a thin fibrooptic telescope with a camera attatchment and distending the uterine cavity with saline.  It can be done to make a diagnosis (diagnostic) or to remove fibroids or polyps in the cavity (operative).  This procedure can be used to both detect uterine fibroids and to treat them.

 

What are the signs of fibroids?

You might notice one or more of the following symptoms with a uterine fibroid: 

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Longer than normal periods

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Heavy menstrual bleeding

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Pelvic pain

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Painful intercourse

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Menstrual cramps

What are my other treatment options for fibroids?

In other cases, the team at the Artemis Menstrual Health and Gynecology office recommends hormonal birth control methods or a hormonal IUD to help minimize the symptoms of uterine fibroids. For example, a hormonal IUD can reduce heavy bleeding. However, it doesn’t remove the fibroids.

For high-quality, personalized care for fibroids, rely on the team at the Artemis Menstrual Health and Gynecology office. Call the office or request a consultation online today.

Fibroids may affect your fertility, making it more challenging for you to conceive or remain pregnant. If you suspect you have a uterine fibroid, contact the team at Artemis Menstrual Health and Gynecology for an evaluation. 

Primary Services

Our mission at Artemis Center for Menstrual Disorders is to provide safe, effective, efficient, and pain-free solutions to menstrual disorders. We value a friendly, ethical, compassionate, inclusive work environment that respects all individuals. We are an accredited office-based surgery practice committed to excellence and continued quality improvement.

What is AUB

Abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) is:

  • heavy bleeding that affects your quality of life
  • unpredictable bleeding
  • a cycle shorter than 24 days or longer than 38 days
  • bleeding more than 8 days
  • skipping menstrual periods for months at a time
  • severe pain with menstruation
  • having 10 or more days of variation in cycle length
  • bleeding between menstrual periods
  • bleeding after sex
  • bleeding after menopause

Other symptoms of a Menstrual Disorder include:

  • Pressure on bowels and bladder
  • Infertility
  • Bloating, fatigue, mood changes
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pain with sex

 

 

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

When heavy periods interfere with your quality of life, it’s time to consider ways to manage or minimize the bleeding.

Birth Control

Today, you have many choices in your preferred birth control methods, ranging from daily pills to long-lasting intrauterine devices (IUD) and the Nexplanon® implant.

Gynecology

Artemis Center for Menstrual Disorders in Lockport, New York, specializes in gynecology and lifestyle medicine. Visit our all inclusive office today. We welcome LGBTQ individuals.

Menopause Specialists

Menopause is a normal life stage that can produce a host of uncomfortable symptoms when your hormones are out of balance. Get the help you need at Artemis Center for Menstrual Disorders.

Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are very common growths occurring in about one-quarter of women in their reproductive years. Schedule your consultation or request one online today.

Well Woman Exams

Preventive care is the foundation of good health. If it’s time for your annual well-woman exam, trust the team at Artemis Center for Menstrual Disorders.

Painful Intercourse

If painful intercourse is taking a toll on your emotional and physical well-being, Artemis Center for Menstrual Disorders in Lockport, New York, is here to help. 

Endometrial Ablation

If heavy menstrual bleeding is interfering with your quality of life, an endometrial ablation procedure may be the solution.

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Here at Artemis Center for Menstrual Disorders in Lockport, New York, we aim to provide the best experience possible when it comes to women's health. Learn more about what we do.