Uterine fibroids

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uterine fibroids
Why Yale Medicine?
  • We have a full array of specialists at the ready to help with any complicated cases.
  • We offer an array of treatment options for fibroids, from medications to minimally invasive surgery.
  • If surgery is needed, our doctors are skilled experts in the treatment of fibroids.

Uterine fibroids are extremely common, affecting as many as 75 percent of women in the United States. In most cases, these small, noncancerous tumors are harmless and do not require medical treatment.

In some circumstances, however, uterine fibroids can grow quite large, leading to multiple issues. Even small fibroids can be problematic, depending on their location. At Yale Medicine, we specialize in treating uterine fibroids that lead to medical complications or fertility problems.

"When a woman comes to us for fibroids, our first priority is safety," says Yale Medicine's Linda Fan, MD, an assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at Yale School of Medicine. "Are they bleeding? At risk for cancer? Do they have an infection or chance of affecting internal organs is the fibroid is very large? Once we make sure it is none of those things, we have a chance to personalize their care. We offer a whole array of treatments from medical and interventional radiology to minor and major surgical procedures."