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Fibroids and Polyps

Fibroids and polyps are benign growths in the uterus that may cause infertility or recurrent miscarriage.

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Fibroids and polyps are often discovered during a pelvic exam. To confirm the diagnosis, the doctor may ask you to have a trans-vaginal or pelvic ultrasound, an MRI, or an endometrial biopsy. Among treatments for fibroids and polyps is hysterectomy, embolization, or hormone therapy.

Most fibroids are harmless, and many women never experience any symptoms from them. It is important that women visit their doctor for a proper diagnosis of fibroids.

Myometcomy is a type of surgery to treat fibroids, the round growths in the uterus that are usually benign (non-cancerous). Fibroids can range in size from pea-sized to melon-sized, and the growths are classified by their location, with four primary types.

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How Are Fibroids Diagnosed and Treated?

Dr. Jenna McCarthy, a fertility doctor with South Florida Institute of Reproductive Medicine, explains what fibroids are and how they are diagnosed and treated.

Do Fibroids Cause Infertility?

Fibroids can cause infertility, Dr. Jenna McCarthy of South Florida Institute of Reproductive Medicine explains. It depends on their size, where they are located, and whether they are changing the shape of the uterine cavity.

What Are Advantages of Robotic Surgery for Fibroid Treatment?

Robotic surgery for treatment of fibroids provides many advantages for a patients who wants to conceive, according to Dr. Jason Bromer of Shady Grove Fertility Center.