Updated on Jun 2, 2021 by Dr. George Bolotin (Vein & Vascular Specialist) of Vein & Vascular Medical Care
Ideally, you should undergo tests to confirm that you don’t have fibroids before you try to get pregnant. But because you can still develop fibroids during pregnancy, you’re best served by building a relationship with an expert in fibroid treatment to monitor you during the nine months. In Brooklyn, NY, Dr. George Bolotin of the Astra Fibroid Treatment Specialists has extensive experience with fibroids during pregnancy and provides you with the best advice and treatment. He helps you get through the discomfort that may accompany the fibroids and ensures they don’t interfere with your delivery. Whether you have a diagnosis yet or not, call on Dr. Bolotin as soon as possible if you show any symptoms of fibroids during your pregnancy.
Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous muscular growths in your uterus. The tumors are present in a high percentage of women of childbearing age, with a prevalence rate of up to 21 percent. The cause of uterine fibroids is unclear, although there appears to be a close link between the hormones estrogen and progestogen and the growth of these tumors. Overweight and obese women, African American women and women with a family history of fibroids are most at risk of developing uterine tumors.
You may not even know you have fibroids, since usually only larger ones — or groups of them — cause symptoms. Because fibroids negatively affect fertility and cause pregnancy complications, unsuccessful attempts to conceive often lead doctors to discover uterine fibroids. If you have had problems getting pregnant or your pregnancy has suffered multiple issues, consult a fibroids specialist for a thorough checkup.
The Astra Fibroid Treatment Specialists in Brooklyn leverages the latest medical research and technology to combat abnormal vein and fibroid conditions. Founder Dr. George Bolotin, a leading fibroids specialist in New York City, uses a multi-disciplinary approach to fibroid treatments, which helps improve the success of your treatment.
Fibroids during pregnancy can lead to multiple complications, some of which threaten the development of your child. Depending on the type, size, location and condition of your fibroids — as well as the extent of their growth, your overall health and your symptoms — some of the risks that may arise include:
Before you get pregnant, request a fibroid ultrasound from your doctor or a fibroid specialist like Dr. Bolotin. He may decide to use an MRI or another diagnostic imaging test to confirm the presence of fibroids. Protecting your pregnancy, if you already are pregnant, is critical at this stage.
Many women have asymptomatic fibroids, and they experience no problems getting pregnant or having a normal delivery. In other women, though, fibroids have severe symptoms, which affect their efforts to get pregnant or delivery normally. Some of these symptoms include:
Dr. Bolotin has years of experience treating fibroids. At his practice in Brooklyn, he uses the best medical technology to protect your pregnancy. Through correct fibroid diagnosis at an early stage, careful observation and the choice of the safest treatment options, you enjoy a less stressful pregnancy, and you’re able to carry your baby to a full term.
Removing fibroids during the pregnancy is highly risky and not usually recommended. Your doctor may use different strategies as part of your treatment plan until after you deliver. These strategies include:
The best option is to treat the fibroids after your pregnancy. Dr. Bolotin has a number of treatment options that include fibroid removal through:
If you’re worried about what to expect when you’re pregnant with fibroids, visit the team at the Astra Fibroid Treatment Specialists. Dr. Bolotin leads a qualified team that uses the latest medical technology to diagnose, identify, monitor and treat fibroid complications. Contact the fibroid specialists in Brooklyn today to get professional help with fibroids.Dr. George Bolotin has either authored or reviewed and approved this content. Vein & Vascular Medical Care