Updated on Nov 29, 2021 by Dr. George Bolotin (Vein & Vascular Specialist) of Vein & Vascular Medical Care
Fibroids can cause an array of symptoms, from weight gain to pelvic pain. If you’re feeling any of the common symptoms — or you think you may be suffering from uterine fibroids, seek out the best fibroid specialists you can find. In Brooklyn, NY, that’s the Astra Fibroid Treatment Specialists. Led by Dr. George Bolotin, this practice provides expert diagnostic capabilities, minimally invasive procedures and non-invasive treatment modalities, including hormone treatment for fibroids. Call today to schedule an initial consultation to discover if you need fibroid treatment.
Hormone treatment for fibroids alters the balance of hormones in your body that control your menstrual cycle. Regulating these hormones can relieve some of the many fibroid symptoms you may experience when you have uterine fibroids. Before your treatment, tell your doctor which symptoms you’re experiencing, such as:
Fibroids affect approximately 80 percent of women by the time they reach 50, so you’re if you have uterine fibroids, it’s not unusual. But a hormone treatment can help many, maybe even you. Speak to a fibroid doctor like Dr. George Bolotin in Brooklyn and his team of Astra Fibroid Treatment Specialists to determine if hormone treatment is right for you.
While a hormone treatment probably won’t make your fibroids disappear, your physician may prescribe hormonal medication to handle the excessive bleeding, discomfort, and pelvic pressure associated with fibroids. Dr. Bolotin first must evaluate your condition to decide if you would benefit from hormonal treatment. There are various fibroid types and conditions that require different kinds of treatments. Fibroid types include:
While hormone therapy can shrink existing fibroids, they only work as long as you take them, and you can only take them temporarily. Once you stop the hormone treatment, your fibroids may regrow. Fibroid specialists most commonly prescribe hormones to shrink fibroids before surgery, ut pre-menopausal women may also benefit from the treatment. Hormone treatment is also a solution if you can’t undergo surgery.
Dr. Bolotin offers several types of hormones to treat fibroids. If you’re a good candidate for the treatment, he selects the most appropriate one for you. The various hormones used for the treatment include:
Your Astra Fibroid Treatment Specialists in Brooklyn may prescribe hormones by themselves or as a preparation for other treatments, such as surgery. If you don’t qualify for hormone treatments, you may be a better candidate for another fibroid treatment, such as:
Only after a thorough examination and review of your health history can Dr. Bolotin decide for certain which type of treatment is best for you. It takes an expert in Interventional Radiology to accurately diagnose your fibroids and then devise the best possible treatment. Don’t suffer from fibroids if you’re experiencing any of the symptoms. Contact Dr. Bolotin and his team of Astra Fibroid Team Specialists today to schedule your first visit.Dr. George Bolotin has either authored or reviewed and approved this content. Vein & Vascular Medical Care