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Uterine fibroids are tumors on the wall of the uterus. Uterine fibroids are almost always noncancerous. However, they can cause:
Dignity Health provides caring fibroid removal and uterine fibroid embolization in Arizona. We have three first-class facilities dedicated to women’s health services:
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For many women, removing uterine fibroids helps relieve symptoms and improve quality of life. Common reasons for fibroid removal are:
The most common methods of fibroid removal are the following.
Each procedure has risks and benefits. The procedure that’s most appropriate for you will depend upon the size and number of fibroids, your age and overall health, and whether or not you wish to have children in the future. Your doctor will discuss your treatment options with you, including specific risks and benefits.
The length of recovery depends upon the procedure. Most women need a few weeks to fully recover from fibroid removal. Full recovery after hysterectomy takes three to six weeks.
Unless a hysterectomy is performed, fibroids may recur after treatment. Your doctor will continue to monitor you after fibroid removal, and additional treatment may be necessary.
Dignity Health provides comprehensive women’s health services, including fibroid removal and uterine fibroid embolization, in Arizona.