Abha S. Gupta, MD, F.A.C.O.G. -  - Gynecologist

Abha S. Gupta, MD, F.A.C.O.G.

Gynecologist & Obstetrician located in Woodbridge, Irvine, CA & Santa Ana, CA

Fibroids Specialist

Fibroids can cause significant symptoms and even interfere with fertility and pregnancy. Dr. Abha S. Gupta has extensive experience in treating uterine fibroids in women from Woodbridge, Irvine, and throughout Orange County, CA, using state-of-the-art techniques for optimal results.

Fibroids Q & A

What are fibroids?

Fibroids are growths of muscle tissue that form inside the uterus. Nearly all fibroids are benign (non-cancerous), and they can range in size from under an inch to as large as a cantaloupe.

What causes fibroids to form and grow?

The underlying cause of fibroid formation has not been definitely proven, but medical studies suggest hormonal fluctuations play a very big role. Fibroids form and grow during the childbearing years, with growth almost always halting once menopause arrives. Women who have a family history of uterine fibroids are also more likely to have fibroids themselves.

What symptoms are associated with uterine fibroids?

Many small fibroids cause no symptoms and are only discovered when an examination is performed for some other reason, such as difficulty becoming pregnant. Symptoms fibroids can cause symptoms such as:

  • very painful cramping during menstruation
  • abnormal periods, including bleeding between periods and very heavy periods
  • difficulty becoming pregnant or problems during pregnancy, especially with large or rapidly growing fibroids
  • pain or pressure in the pelvic region
  • urinary incontinence or frequent urge to urinate

How are fibroids treated?

Uterine fibroids that are small and not causing any symptoms or interfering with pregnancy may simply be monitored for the time being. For symptomatic fibroids, there are several treatment approaches that can be considered:

  • hormone therapy to help shrink the size of fibroids without the need for surgery
  • surgical removal of the fibroids
  • uterine artery embolization, which is a minimally invasive procedure that cuts off the blood flow to the fibroids
  • endometrial ablation, which is a minimally invasive procedure to remove the uterine lining

Can uterine fibroids come back following treatment?

Yes, fibroids may recur after they’ve been treated. The chances of a fibroid recurrence after it’s been treated depend on the method used to remove them and other factors.

We Accept Most Major Insurances

Dr. Abha S. Gupta M.D., F.A.C.O.G. accepts most major insurances! Take a look at our list of the major insurances we accept and feel free to call us if you have any questions.

Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Blue Shield of California PPO
Cigna
First Health
Guardian
Health Net
Humana
Multiplan PPO
Principal Life
Tricare
United Healthcare PPO
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