Fibroids  Questions and Answers
Dr. Karen Wang and Dr. Kristin Patzkowsky, minimally invasive surgeons from the department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, answer common questions about uterine fibroids. Learn more at: Fibroids are growths, which may appear alone or in groups. They range from the size of a pea to the size of a melon and can be confined to the wall of the uterus or grow into the cavity of the womb. They can also grow outward from the uterus on stalks. Less than 0.5 percent of the time they can become cancerous. Fibroids tend to shrink after menopause. Questions Answered: 1. What are the symptoms of fibroids? 0:03 2. How are fibroids diagnosed? 0:28 3. Are fibroids common? 0:43 4. What are the surgical options for treatment of fibroids? 0:57 5. What are the non-surgical procedures for the treatment of fibroids? 1:32 6. Are there benefits to surgical or non-surgical procedures for the treatment of fibroids? 2:10 7. Can fibroids be a recurring issue? 2:30 8. What advice do you have for women who suspect that they may have fibroids? 2:48 9. Why come to Johns Hopkins for treatment of fibroids? 3:03