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The University of Maryland Capital Region Health Fibroid and Pelvic Pain Center offers patients both non-surgical and minimally invasive surgical options for the treatment and management of uterine fibroids and endometriosis.
Our team of physicians and advanced practice providers has decades of experience treating fibroids and endometriosis and employs some of the newest and most innovative treatment techniques available. The team's comprehensive approach offers safe and effective alternatives to hysterectomy.
Minimally invasive procedures allow many patients to leave the hospital sooner and with less postoperative pain so they are able to resume their daily activities more quickly.
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Fibroids are smooth muscle tumors that form in the uterus of reproductive-age women.
Approximately 80% of black women and 70% percent of white women will develop fibroids by the time they reach the age of 50.
Between 40-60% of women who develop fibroids will have symptoms and will require treatment.
- Heavy menstrual bleeding lasting more than one week
- Pelvic pain
- Increased urinary frequency and difficulty emptying the bladder
- Back or leg pain
Uterine Fibroid Treatment Options
- Medical therapy
- Hysteroscopic myomectomy
- Endometrial ablation
- Laparoscopic radiofrequency fibroid ablation
- Uterine artery embolization
- Robot-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy
- Nutritional counseling and planning
- Fertility evaluation
- Family counseling
- Preconceptual counseling
Endometriosis is a gynecologic condition that occurs in approximately 38% of reproductive-age women and 70-80% in women with chronic pelvic pain.
Most women who suffer from chronic pelvic pain or infertility due to endometriosis will require some form of treatment.
- Pain during intercourse
- Ovarian cysts
- Pain with urination
- Pain with bowel movements
- Pain during menstruation
- Pain outside of menstruation
Endometriosis Treatment Options
- Nutrition evaluation
- Medical therapy
- Surgical resection