Once your doctor analyzes your symptoms and clinical history, they will perform a physical examination and request blood tests to detect possible iron deficiency, blood coagulation, or thyroid problems, as well as the following tests:
- Endometrial tissue sample to analyze in the laboratory.
- Pap smear.
Once your doctor confirms the diagnosis, the indicated treatment will depend on the cause and severity, as well as your general health conditions, but usually includes:
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to reduce bleeding and menstrual cramps.
- Iron supplements.
- Birth control pills.
- Any of the following surgical procedures:
- Endometrial ablation: which consists of removing the endometrium using laser, radiofrequency, or heat.
- Concentrated ultrasound surgery: ultrasound waves seek to destroy the fibroid tissue.
- Curettage: it is the most common. It consists of removing tissue from the uterus lining to reduce menstrual bleeding.
- Uterine artery embolization: to reduce the size of uterine fibroids by blocking the uterine arteries and reducing blood supply.
- Hysterectomy: to remove the uterus and cervix.
- Myomectomy: to remove abundant and large fibroids, either by laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, or open surgery.
Comprehensive women’s health is our priority at the Women’s Center, so we offer services focused on women in all their chronological stages with the highest standards of care to improve their quality of life, through a wide range of prevention, diagnosis, timely treatment, and follow-up services.