Mercy Gynecologist Dr. Meghan Lynch Discusses the Diagnosis and Treatment of Fibroids
Fibroids are very common as 70 to 80 percent of women will develop a fibroid by their 50s, medical experts say. Fibroids are benign growths within the uterus, and a woman is often unaware that she has them.
In some cases, fibroids can cause symptoms like heavy menstrual bleeding, bad cramps, frequent urination or even fertility challenges.
According to Mercy gynecologist Dr. Meghan Lynch of The Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy Medical Center, if a patient is experiencing any of those symptoms, there are treatment options.
"You can (take medicine) to alleviate the bleeding or cramping symptoms," Dr. Lynch said. "Shrinking fibroids is very useful for women with bleeding symptoms or bulk problems."
Another treatment option is surgically removing fibroids. A surgeon can remove the fibroids with or without the uterus, depending on whether the patient wants children.
Dr. Lynch noted that treatment options depend on the location and size of the fibroid.
View Mercy gynecologist Dr. Meghan Lynch’s interview regarding fibroids.
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