Updated on Jun 2, 2021 by Dr. George Bolotin (Vein & Vascular Specialist) of Vein & Vascular Medical Care
Unusual bleeding is one of the scariest symptoms of uterine fibroids because you probably don’t know that you have them. That’s why it’s important to rely on an expert in the field of Interventional Radiology. Dr. George Bolotin at Astra Fibroid Treatment Specialists performs the necessary tests to confirm a fibroid diagnosis. Excessive bleeding can be caused by a number of conditions, but bleeding fibroids can lead to a wide range of serious consequences if you don’t receive swift, expert treatment. Call Dr. Bolotin today for a consultation.
Bleeding that doesn’t occur during your regular menstrual cycle is one of the main symptoms of uterine tumors called fibroids. Such abnormal vaginal bleeding is a common gynecologic condition, and it can be linked to a number of sources. Causes for the unusual bleeding may include:
Some symptoms that point specifically to fibroids as the cause of the bleeding include:
When you notice abnormal vaginal bleeding, either because it’s extraordinarily heavy or it occurs between periods, it’s imperative that you get the cause diagnosed. When uterine fibroids cause your abnormal vaginal bleeding, it’s a sign that you have these growths. They can cause discomfort and pain. At the Brooklyn-based practice of Astra Fibroid Treatment Specialists, Dr. George Bolotin and his team use the latest medical technology for diagnosis and treatment of fibroids and vein disorders.
Fibroids are muscular growths in or on the walls of your uterus. It’s estimated that between 25 and 50 percent of women with fibroids are symptomatic. For others, the tumors, which usually are not cancerous, cause no symptoms or side effects. For those with symptoms like heavy bleeding, fibroids can cause significant distress both physically and emotionally.
Dr. Bolotin, a fibroids specialist at the Brooklyn vein and fibroids center, diagnoses the level of fibroid activity you have through a physical exam, a medical history and imaging tests such as a fibroid ultrasound. Treatment options depend on the size, condition, type and location of the growths. For example:
Doctors don’t know the actual causes of uterine fibroids, nor why some women have excessive bleeding while others don’t. But they have identified risk factors through ongoing research that include:
Fibroid bleeding can occur for several reasons, including:
Bleeding fibroids require immediate attention by a fibroids specialist to determine the cause and start heavy bleeding fibroids treatment. Dr. Bolotin is a leading Interventional Radiology specialist who has a lot of experience diagnosing and treating fibroids. Using the latest medical technology, he enjoys a high level of success in resolving fibroid conditions.
Besides heavy bleeding, other side effects of the uterine tumors are uncomfortable and potentially dangerous. You may or may not experience these symptoms with fibroids bleeding. These other symptoms include:
Visit Dr. Bolotin’s state-of-the-art Brooklyn-based fibroids practice for an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment that’s non-invasive or minimally invasive. You receive personalized attention and compassionate care.
Dr. Bolotin uses a variety of approaches to treat fibroids bleeding. He may decide observation is the best approach, or he may recommend surgery. Treatment options include:
Your treatment depends on the underlying cause, your age, the severity of the fibroids bleeding and your reproductive aspirations. The team at the Astra Fibroid Treatment Specialists focuses on treatment of fibroids as the first step to stop fibroids bleeding. Contact the fibroid specialists at this Brooklyn practice and get back control of your life.
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