The term “Fibroid” is a common name derived from the medical term “Fibromyoma”. It describes a benign tumour of the smooth muscle wall of the uterus.
There are genetic predispositions to developing fibroids, but precisely why some women get them, and others don’t is unknown.
Fibroids are known to cause:
The degree to which fibroids cause these problems is related to their size and their location in the wall of the uterus.
The treatments for Fibroids can be targeted at the symptoms they cause, or at the fibroids themselves.
Pressure effects due to the size of fibroids
Treatments available to permanently shrink or remove fibroids may be non-invasive or surgical.
Surgical procedures may be used to either shrink the fibroids, remove them or remove the whole uterus (hysterectomy).
The Specialist Team at Gynae North have many years of experience and success in treating uterine fibroids, and we offer a choice of male or female clinicians with consultations available 6 days a week.
To see one of our Specialists, all patients will need a referral from their General Practitioner. To make an appointment contact our friendly Admin Team on 08 9301 1075.