Uterine fibroids are a common cause of infertility, pelvic pain, pain with intercourse, heavy periods, anemia, and other gynecologic problems.
Uterine fibroids are also the cause of endometriosis in some women.
While we do know that a fibroid is caused by a gene disruption of one of 6 important genes within the muscle cell of the uterus that leads it to grow into a non-cancerous growth; it really is not known exactly why this gene disruption really occurs.
A new theory that says that events within a cell that can cause complete disruption of the chromosomes of a particular cell, can trigger a rearrangement of the chromosomes. The rearrangement can produce cell death, it can produce a new type of cell growth, or it could even produce a cancerous change. In the muscle cells of the uterus this can produce a fibroid.
The new fibroid tissue is very sensitive to estrogen and progesterone levels, and that’s how the new treatments are derived.
The newest treatment is called Oriahnn. It’s a combination of elagolix plus a very low dosage of birth control. The treatment may be right for you. Come to Women’s Health Practice to discuss your alternatives. Whether medical or surgical treatments, like myomectomy or hysterectomy is right for you Women’s Health Practice offers you the most experienced gynecologic surgeon in Central Illinois. Call for an appointment in person or by videoconferencing. 217-356-3736.