Address: 27 Welbeck Street, London, W1G 8EN
Tel: 020 7101 3377

Client in consultation about the Pelvic Ultrasound Procedure

Pelvic Fibroids

Pelvic fibroids, more commonly known as uterine fibroids, are non-cancerous growths that develop in or on the uterus. They are one of the most frequent pelvic conditions affecting women, particularly during their reproductive years. While fibroids can vary greatly in size, number, and location, they may lead to a range of symptoms or remain entirely asymptomatic. At London Private Ultrasound, we specialize in the diagnosis and management of pelvic fibroids, utilizing advanced imaging techniques and providing access to a comprehensive range of treatments.

Causes of Pelvic Fibroids

The exact cause of pelvic fibroids is not entirely understood, but several factors are thought to contribute to their development, including:

  • Hormonal influences: Estrogen and progesterone, the hormones that stimulate the development of the uterine lining during each menstrual cycle in preparation for pregnancy, appear to promote the growth of fibroids.
  • Genetic factors: Fibroids tend to run in families, indicating a genetic component.
  • Growth factors: Substances that help the body maintain tissues, such as insulin-like growth factor, may affect fibroid growth.

Symptoms of Pelvic Fibroids

Many women with fibroids do not experience any symptoms. However, when symptoms are present, they may include:

  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Menstrual periods lasting more than a week
  • Pelvic pressure or pain
  • Frequent urination
  • Difficulty emptying the bladder
  • Constipation
  • Backache or leg pains

The Role of Ultrasound in Diagnosis and Treatment

Ultrasound is the cornerstone of diagnosing pelvic fibroids. It provides a non-invasive, detailed view of the uterus, enabling the identification and characterization of fibroids. At London Private Ultrasound, we offer:

  • Transabdominal ultrasound: This approach provides a view of the uterus and fibroids using a scanner moved across the abdomen.
  • Transvaginal ultrasound: A more detailed ultrasound, where a slender scanner is inserted into the vagina, offering a closer view of the uterine fibroids.

Comprehensive Care at London Private Ultrasound

Our clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art ultrasound technology, enabling us to provide precise diagnostics for pelvic fibroids. We also offer:

  • Blood Tests: To check for anemia due to heavy menstrual bleeding and other related conditions.
  • MRI and CT Scans: For complex cases, these imaging tests can provide more detailed information about the size and location of fibroids.
  • Access to GPs and Specialists: Our network includes experienced general practitioners and specialists in gynecology, ensuring that every patient receives a comprehensive evaluation and personalized treatment plan.

Treatment options for pelvic fibroids can vary depending on the severity of symptoms, the fibroids’ size and location, and the patient’s desire for future pregnancies. They range from medication to manage symptoms to more invasive procedures such as myomectomy (fibroid removal) or hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) for severe cases.

Why Choose London Private Ultrasound?

At London Private Ultrasound, we understand the impact that pelvic fibroids can have on a woman’s quality of life. We are dedicated to providing compassionate care, advanced diagnostic services, and access to the latest treatments. Our clinic offers a supportive environment where you can feel comfortable discussing your health concerns and receive the care you need.

If you suspect you have pelvic fibroids or are seeking expert management of your condition, contact London Private Ultrasound today. Our team is here to support you with comprehensive diagnostic services and treatment options tailored to your individual needs.

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Address: 27 Welbeck Street, London, W1G 8EN

Telephone020 7101 3377