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Fibroids Specialist

Florida Woman Care of Jacksonville

OBGYNs located in Jacksonville, FL

Up to 80% of women develop fibroids during their lifetime. At Florida Woman Care of Jacksonville, you can get the care you need to manage your fibroids. Daniel McDyer, MD, and Julian Stephen Suhrer, MD, are experienced OB/GYNs who offer state-of-the-art facilities, preventive care, routine testing, and advanced surgical procedures. No matter what your health care needs, Dr. McDyer and Dr. Suhrer can help you look and feel your best. The practice has two convenient locations in Jacksonville, Florida, so it's always easy to get care when you need it most. Call today or schedule a consultation online.

Fibroids Q & A

What are fibroids?

Uterine fibroids are small tumors that can grow inside your uterus. These tumors are almost always benign, or noncancerous. Most fibroids are harmless, and many women who have fibroids never know it. But sometimes, fibroids can be responsible for painful health complications, including:

  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Painful cramps or pelvic pressure
  • Abdominal swelling
  • Frequent urination
  • Pain during sex
  • Lower back pain
  • Miscarriage or infertility

Fibroids seldom cause life-threatening health problems. But fibroids can still affect your quality of life. Fortunately, treatment at Florida Woman Care of Jacksonville can provide relief. 

What causes fibroids?

Researchers aren't sure what causes fibroids. But some women are at a higher risk than others. Known risk factors for fibroids include:

  • Age - most women who develop fibroids are 30-50 years old
  • Family history - many women who develop fibroids have close relatives with the condition
  • Ethnicity - African-American women are at a higher risk for fibroids than others
  • Obesity - overweight women are up to three times more likely to develop fibroids

Having one or more of these risk factors can make you more likely to develop fibroids. But there is no guarantee that you'll get fibroids. If you do, your fibroids may be small and painless. Most women with fibroids don't need any special care.  

How are fibroids treated?

Many women can live safely with small fibroids. But if your fibroids are large or painful, you may need treatment. Dr. McDyer and Dr. Suhrer can help you choose a treatment strategy that will reduce your symptoms. Possible treatments for fibroids include:

  • Hormone medication 
  • Endometrial ablation
  • Myomectomy
  • Myolysis
  • Hysterectomy

Several minor surgical procedures for fibroids can be performed right at the Florida Woman Care of Jacksonville practice. There's no need to wait in a crowded hospital. 

Can fibroids affect fertility?

Most women with fibroids can get pregnant and give birth safely. But sometimes, large fibroids may cause infertility or trigger a miscarriage.

If you're struggling to conceive, the Florida Woman Care of Jacksonville team can help you explore your options. Surgery or fertility treatments assist many women who have trouble getting pregnant.

Are you living with painful fibroids? Let Florida Woman Care of Jacksonville help. Call the office today or schedule a consultation online.