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Uterine fibroids are a common condition that bring many women to seek care through My OB/GYN Specialists in Miami. Dr. Alejandra Angel, Dr. Arin Saldana and Dr. Finazzo offer numerous diagnostic and treatment options for uterine fibroids, and can help you find relief from the discomfort that fibroids often present. If you’re ready to find a gynecologist who is both highly skilled and compassionate, call or book online to schedule an appointment today.


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Fibroids Q & A

Uterine fibroids, or leiomyomas, are growths within your uterus that are non-cancerous most of the time. Fibroids originate from tiny seedlings, but can grow so large that they alter the shape of your uterus.
Some women only develop one fibroid, while others have multiple fibroids. They can present numerous symptoms, or can be completely asymptomatic. In fact, many women have no idea they have uterine fibroids until they are discovered during a pelvic exam or ultrasound.

What are the symptoms of uterine fibroids?
Symptoms of uterine fibroids, when they are present, include:

  • Long or heavy menstrual periods
  • Constipation
  • Sensation of pelvic pressure
  • Pelvic pain
  • Frequent urination or difficulty emptying your bladder
  • Leg pain or a backache

If you notice these symptoms, it’s important to schedule a diagnostic exam. Symptoms of uterine fibroids may indicate serious gynecologic issues and should always be evaluated by a women’s health specialist.

The exact cause of uterine fibroids is unknown, but researchers have identified several risk factors. You may have an elevated risk of developing fibroids if you have a family history of the condition, or if you have an imbalance of estrogen or progesterone.

African-American women are more likely to experience fibroids than other ethnicities, and women who began menstruating early are also at an elevated risk. There are also known connections between fibroids and birth control use, obesity, poor diet, and vitamin D deficiency.

If your fibroids aren’t causing any discomfort or symptoms, your doctor may recommend “watchful waiting” as a treatment approach. That’s especially true if you are nearing menopause, when a reduction in estrogen often shrinks fibroids.

If your fibroids are painful, medications can help regulate your menstrual cycle by balancing your hormones. Options include GnRH agonists that block estrogen and progesterone production, tranexamic acid to ease heavy menstrual periods, or a progestin-releasing IUD.

Uterine artery embolization is one option to shrink fibroids, and works by injecting tiny particles into your arteries that carry blood to your uterus. When fibroids experience reduced blood supply, they usually shrink.

Minimally invasive surgical treatments can also destroy fibroids without damaging healthy tissue. One approach uses a laparoscope to access your uterus and remove fibroids. Fibroids can also be removed hysteroscopically depending on the location.

Your doctor at My OB/GYN Specialists works with you to explore the best fibroid treatment options for your needs. To learn more, contact the office today.

Patient Feedback

“Dr. Saldana has an excellent personable demeanor which made me feel very comfortable and at ease. I have been searching for a female gynecologist of her caliber and thank goodness I finally met her today.”

Linda S.

“Incredible bedside manners! Dr. Saldana was extremely helpful and understanding with all of my concerns. Not only did she concern herself with what I was at her office for, but also recommended other very helpful guides for my other issues. Rest assured I’m in good professional hands with a wonderful human being. The office personnel was also very delightful.”

Ris F.

“I truly enjoyed my experience with Dr. Angel. She’s a good listener and took the time to ask me questions about how I was feeling. The office staff is attentive and the place is immaculate. I highly recommend Dr. Angel!”

Sara G.

“First time visiting this office and it was very good. Everyone was very kind and helpful. The place was very clean and nice. Doctor Alejandra Ángel took the time to listen to everything I had to say. She answered all my questions and was very professional. The overall experience was excellent. I definitely made the right choice by coming to this new office/doctor.”

Claudia S.

“I had a really great first experience with Dr. Saldana! She is very personal and helps you feel comfortable in what can be an awkward situation. The atmosphere is so inviting and almost feels like you are at the spa. Would highly recommend for those reasons alone”

Elizabeth C.

“This review is for Dr. Alejandra Angel. She is an amazing doctor. She took good care of me during my pregnancy, was very patient, I never felt rushed during my appointments, she always listened and explained very well any questions that I had. She made my first delivery experience a nice one. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who would like to have a nice and smooth experience. If you are looking for a doctor who genuinely cares about you and your baby, you should look no further. She is the one to go. I really like her and her attitude. She is a great doctor.”

Yanelis G.

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