Prestige Healthcare OBGYN
OBGYNs located in Atlanta, GA
If you’re dealing with abnormal bleeding or other gynecological complications, the board-certified providers at Prestige Healthcare OBGYN in Atlanta work diligently to uncover the root cause of your problem and provide the best possible solutions. Whether it’s fibroids or another health condition or complication, Lorenzo Simmons, MD, and Charis Trench-Simmons, MD, can help alleviate your symptoms, resolve your health problem, lower your disease risks, and improve your reproductive health. Call Prestige Healthcare OBGYN or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.
Abnormal Bleeding Q & A
What causes abnormal vaginal bleeding?
Abnormal vaginal bleeding can be caused by a number of factors, such as:
- Cervical infection
- Hormone imbalance
- Thyroid conditions
It’s best to visit Prestige Healthcare OBGYN for a consultation with one of the board-certified physicians if you have concerns about your reproductive health.
What are fibroids?
Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths that form in the uterus and can vary in size from small to large. They generally show up during childbearing years. Fibroids that grow large can damage your uterus and even change its shape.
Dr. Simmons or Dr. Trench-Simmons might discover fibroids during your pelvic exam, even if you haven’t experienced any symptoms or concerns.
What are the symptoms of fibroids?
Some of the common symptoms of fibroids include:
- Frequent urination
- Back and leg pain
- Pelvic pain or pressure
- Heavy menstrual bleeding
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding
- Menstruation that lasts longer than one week
The symptoms generally depend on the number, size, and location of your fibroids. Just because you have abnormal bleeding doesn’t necessarily mean you have fibroids.
What causes fibroids?
The cause of fibroids isn’t clear. Certain factors might play a role in the development of fibroids, such as hormones and genetic changes. Some growth factors, such as insulin-like growth factor, have been associated with high insulin levels and may impact or exacerbate fibroid growth.
How are fibroids treated?
The Prestige Healthcare OBGYN providers diagnose fibroids through a number of testing methods, such as a pelvic ultrasound, hysteroscopy, or MRI. Once they reach a diagnosis, you receive a customized treatment plan that may include:
Some fibroids grow slowly, and others don’t grow at all. If your fibroids are only mildly annoying or not causing any problematic symptoms, your provider might decide to monitor your condition.
Medications and anti-inflammatories
Your provider might prescribe certain medications that are designed to regulate your hormones and menstrual cycle.
In more severe cases, your provider might recommend surgery. You may also be prescribed a special medication that you use to shrink your fibroids before surgery.
If you’re 100% sure you’ve finished having children, you might want to consider a hysterectomy as a solution.
A myomectomy is a surgery performed to remove uterine fibroids.
Uterine artery embolization
Uterine artery embolization is a minimally invasive treatment involving a slender, flexible tube that Dr. Simmons or Dr. Trench-Simmons uses to inject small particles (embolic agents) into the uterine arteries that supply blood to your uterus and fibroids. These particles effectively block the fibroid blood vessels and starve the fibroids, so they shrink and die.
For effective diagnosis and treatment, call Prestige Healthcare OBGYN or schedule an appointment online today.