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Uterine fibroids, tumors on the wall of the uterus, are almost never cancerous. However, they can cause heavy menstrual bleeding, bloating, painful sex, and frequent urination.
Many women seek treatment when their symptoms start interfering with their quality of life. At Dignity Health Southern California, we focus on each woman’s life, in addition to her health. You can count on our doctors to treat you as the individual you are, while providing expert fibroid removal in Southern California.
Make an appointment to meet a caring doctor and explore a modern location near you. Use our online Find a Doctor tool today. Find a Women's Center at a Dignity Health facility near you.
Fibroid removal relieves symptoms and helps many women get back to the lifestyles they enjoy.
Fibroid removal is often recommended due to:
The most common methods of fibroid removal are:
Your doctor will explain each recommended procedure with you, including the goals, risks, and benefits. Recommendations will take into consideration the size of your fibroids, how many you have, your age, and your reproductive goals. Your lifestyle and personal preferences are important. Ask questions and share any concerns. Dignity Health Southern California doctors are here to listen and address your specific needs.
Most women need a few weeks to fully recover from fibroid removal. Full recovery after hysterectomy takes three to six weeks. The time you need to heal will depend on your procedure and overall health.
Fibroids won’t come back if you have a hysterectomy. They may come back after other procedures. Your doctor will continue to monitor your health and talk with you about any additional treatments that may be needed.