Do I Have a Pedunculated Fibroid?

If you’re experiencing fibroids, you’re probably wondering what you can do to get rid of them quickly. But first, it’s important to understand what kind of fibroid your experiencing. A pedunculated fibroid is a noncancerous type, but what more should you know?

What Is a Pedunculated Fibroid?

As mentioned, a pedunculated fibroid is benign, meaning that it is not a type of cancer. As like other types of fibroids, these can grow inside and outside of the uterus. The biggest difference is that these fibroids are attached to the wall of the uterus by a thick growth called a peduncle. 

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What Are Pedunculated Fibroid Symptoms?

Pedunculated fibroids actually do not often have many symptoms, and women may not even experience any sort of pain along with them. If there is any pain, it is similar to cramping during your period. There may also be prolonged menstrual bleeding as well. 

In certain cases, the fibroid with rotate on the peduncle, interfering with blood flow to the fibroid. This may cause a sharp, unexpected pain that will last a short time. 

How Are They Diagnosed?

As with any other fibroid, pedunculated fibroids may be diagnosed after a pelvic exam, or detected via an ultrasound. Typically women will show common symptoms and then book an appointment with Louisville Fibroids. After that, you will be given an ultrasound or exam, typically a transvaginal ultrasound, to help understand the type. 

How Are They Treated?

The most interesting part about pedunculated fibroids is that they are not often treated! If the fibroid is not causing pain or interrupting a current or potential pregnancy, then it’s not likely that it will be noticeable enough for treatment. However, should the fibroid become an issue, there are many treatment options that are available from Louisville Fibroids

For more information about pedunculated fibroids, or any other type, schedule an appointment with Louisville Fibroids.

To schedule an appointment, please call (502) 447-8786 or request an appointment online today!