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What are fibroids?

Fibroids are the most common benign tumors of the uterus. They are not cancerous and do not spread to organs outside the uterus. Fibroids often occur in the muscle layer of the uterus. They usually do not cause any symptoms, as is known in only 10 % to 20 % of cases. Around 25% of all women will develop fibroids in the course of their lives. Treatment is only necessary for a small proportion of affected women.

How do fibroids develop?

Why women get fibroids is still not fully understood. Their growth is controlled by the female hormone Östrogen.

What symptoms can be caused by fibroids?

If symptoms occur, they take the form of unusual bleeding or heavy menstrual bleeding, which is usually associated with the formation of clots. This can lead to anemia. The clots can cause severe cramps.

  • Lower abdominal pain that is not caused by menstruation
  • Pressure on the intestines
  • Pressure on the bladder, causing frequent urge to urinate
  • Back or leg pain
  • Childlessness or premature births or miscarriages

Therapy options

We offer all modern therapy methods:

Medication therapy:

Oestrogen production is suppressed with medication. This causes the fibroids to shrink and stop growing.

MRI-guided high-focus ultrasound (MRgHiFu):

The fibroid tissue is destroyed with focused ultrasound using heat. The radiologist checks this using MRI.

Uterine artery embolization (UAE):

Using a catheter inserted via the groin, the blood supply is specifically interrupted in order to reduce the size of the muscle knots.

Surgical therapy options:

  • Hysteroscopic / resectoscopic removal of fibroids
  • Endoscopic minimally invasive fibroid removal
  • Open surgical removal of fibroids
  • Partial / removal of the uterus

Procedure for the first examination

The diagnosis and treatment management of fibroids belongs in experienced hands. Diagnosis is the main factor in choosing the right treatment modality. In addition to palpation, ultrasound diagnostics is the most important examination method. If there are special questions, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can also be carried out. In the case of an unfulfilled desire to have children, a hysteroscopy may also be useful for precise diagnosis. Together with you, we will find a treatment option that is suitable for your situation. This individualized approach leads to a high level of satisfaction among our patients.

What do you bring along?

  • A referral from your gynecologist
  • The current cytological findings
  • The health insurance card