What are Fibroids?

What are Fibroids?

by | October 7th, 2014


Uterine fibroids are benign—or noncancerous—growths that can develop in the muscular wall of the uterus.

nyfsOften appearing during a woman’s childbearing years, these growths may vary widely in their size and growth patterns. While the cause of uterine fibroids is not fully understood, medical specialists believe that hormone levels, genetic factors, or other growth factors in the body may be related to fibroid growth.

In many cases, uterine fibroids remain quite small and do not cause any noticeable symptoms. Some women, however, suffer from abdominal pain, heavy menstrual bleeding, or even back pain. Fibroids may even cause problems with becoming pregnant or lead to pregnancy loss by interfering with an embryo’s ability to implant properly. These growths may also cause blockage in the fallopian tubes and prevent the sperm from meeting with the egg for fertilization.

Fortunately, there are treatments available that can help to resolve the issues associated with uterine fibroids. Contact the fertility specialists of New York Fertility Services at (212) 679-2289 for more information about uterine fibroids and how they may affect your fertility.

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The founder of New York Fertility Services, Joel Batzofin, M.D., began practicing at the advent of IVF. Fertility centers evolved as groundbreaking treatments and family-building options emerged. Our fertility doctors practice at the pinnacle of reproductive medicine—the ‘sweet spot’ where science, art and intuition meld. We are strong believers in combining advanced reproductive technologies with proven holistic, Eastern medicine therapies.

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