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Subserosal Fibroids

Updated on Jun 2, 2021 by Dr. George Bolotin (Vein & Vascular Specialist) of Vein & Vascular Medical Care

If your doctor says you have a tumor, that usually causes fear and anxiety. But fibroids are almost always non-cancerous; in fact, fibroid cancer is extremely rare. Still, subserosal fibroids can affect the quality of your life, causing pain, infertility or complications during pregnancy. While these fibroids are common, you should seek subserosal fibroid treatment from a fibroid specialist. Visit the Astra Fibroid Treatment Specialists in Brooklyn, NY for personalized attention, accurate diagnoses and effective treatment. Founder Dr. George Bolotin leverages the latest medical technology to offer targeted fibroids treatment. At the state-of-the-art facility, you get an in-house vein and fibroids specialist who gently guides you through the treatment journey. Call today for an appointment and see the results quickly.

What Is a Subserosal Fibroid?

Fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that grow on the smooth muscle layer of your uterus. One of the most common types of fibroids is the subserosal variety. It grows within the membrane that lines the outer wall of the uterus, called the serosa. This type of fibroid, therefore, is located outside the uterus. Subserosal fibroids can grow as a single nodule or in a cluster.

An average of 25 to 30 percent of reproductive-age women show fibroid symptoms between the ages of 35 and 50. Most of these fibrous tumors are subserosal fibroids. Because of the critical role the uterus plays in your reproductive life, any changes to its anatomy can impede its function. To repair your uterus or deal with the fibroids, you need the attention of a specialist.

The Astra Fibroid Treatment Specialists in Brooklyn, New York, have the training, the expertise and the latest medical technology to deliver the best diagnosis and subserosal fibroid treatment. Founder Dr. George Bolotin is a renowned Interventional Radiologist who focuses on fibroids and vein disorders.

What Are the Symptoms of Subserosal Fibroids?

While many women show no signs of these uterine growths, other women suffer fibroid pain. The symptoms that may indicate the need for subserosal fibroid treatment include:

If you develop these symptoms or other nagging discomfort in your abdomen, talk to your vascular specialist in Brooklyn to check whether the cause is uterine fibroids. Fibroid symptoms are unique to every woman, Dr. Bolotin has to reach a definitive diagnosis before making a recommendation for treatment. He uses cutting-edge equipment, such as fibroid ultrasound, to detect and even treat your subserosal fibroids.

What Causes Subserosal Fibroids?

The causes of subserosal fibroids aren’t known yet, but doctors continue to point to some factors that increase the risks of these uterine growths, such as:

  • Hereditary factors. Women from families with a history of uterine fibroids are at a higher risk.
  • Hormonal influence. Estrogen and progesterone, which play a role in development of your uterine wall, appear to promote growth of fibroids.
  • Weight. Excess weight is often associated with fibroid development.
  • Ethnicity. African American women are at a higher risk of fibroids.
  • Age. Fibroids usually develop between the ages of 30 and 50.

Dr. Bolotin and his team of specialists consider these factors during your initial examination. After the exam and imaging tests, they can develop the best subserosal fibroid treatment plan.

Can Subserosal Fibroids Affect Pregnancy?

For many women, the biggest fear about fibroids is the effect they may have on their fertility. Subserosal fibroids can affect your reproductive system when they block your cervix or the fallopian tubes. Such obstruction hinders the unobstructed travel of the sperm or a fertilized egg. Research shows fibroids during pregnancy also put you at risk for:

  • Pain and contractions, potentially leading to pre-term delivery
  • Risk of poor development of the fetus due to reduced oxygen and nutrients
  • Miscarriage
  • Poor alignment of the baby, requiring a caesarian delivery

Additionally, the fluctuations in hormone levels during pregnancy can lead to changes in the size of the fibroids. Larger fibroid tumors may cause more severe symptoms.

What Is the Best Treatment for Subserosal Fibroids?

Subserosal fibroid treatment depends on their condition, size and location. Depending on your overall health, your Brooklyn fibroids specialist may recommend treatment only after observing the growth for a time so he can determine how it affects your health. At the fibroids treatment center in Brooklyn, NYC, your treatment is uniquely suited to your situation. Some common treatment options include:

If you develop any signs that point to fibroid tumors or you’re have problems conceiving, contact a fibroids specialist at the Astra Fibroid Treatment Specialists in Brooklyn for effective treatment and quick pain relief.

Dr. George Bolotin has either authored or reviewed and approved this content. Vein & Vascular Medical Care
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