Dallas Woman Searches for Relief from Fibroids
Meet Ms. Ruby, a 46-year-old woman who has suffered terrible symptoms with her periods for years. Her flow was so heavy she was going through two full packs of pads with each cycle. She was experiencing severe cramping and pain. She also suffered from pelvic pressure, back pain, and frequent urination. In addition to all of the discomfort, these symptoms caused her to have to stay home and miss a day or two of work each month. Ms. Ruby knew that she didn’t want surgery, but also knew that she had to do something to keep her monthly periods from affecting her life so negatively.
One day, Ms. Ruby heard about Dr. Suzanne Slonim and uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) on the radio. UFE is a minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure for treating uterine fibroids. When performing UFE, Dr. Slonim, one of the best Dallas fibroid doctors, uses a small catheter to release tiny particles into the uterine arteries that supply blood to the fibroid tumor. This blocks the blood flow to the fibroid, and causes it to die and eventually shrink. Compared to surgery, only a small nick in the skin is needed to insert the catheter, and there is no need for a breathing tube during anesthesia. Recovery time is much shorter than that needed for surgery, and symptoms improve quickly without removing reproductive organs. Patients are feeling better and back to their normal activities in no time!
“I should have had this done years ago”
Ms. Ruby made an appointment at Precision VIR to see if she was a candidate for UFE. She was! One month later after the UFE procedure, Ms. Ruby has no pain, no cramping, and only a light flow during her period. There is “no hurting in the lower part of my stomach”. She is thrilled with the results and is happy with her decision to pursue UFE instead of traditional surgery. “It’s the best decision I made for myself in a long time. I feel a whole lot better. “
Meet Our Top Fibroid Specialists
If you are feeling pain during your monthly cycle, or are experiencing negative symptoms due to fibroids, contact the best fibroid doctors in Dallas at Precision VIR to see if you are a candidate for Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE). Our top fibroid specialists at Precision VIR will take the time to answer your questions about the UFE procedure.
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