Rodeo Drive Women's Health Center
OB/GYNs located in Beverly Hills, CA
Fibroids are small fibrous masses that grow in and around the uterus. Although they usually do not cause pain, there are times when they can cause pain or discomfort. This can depend on location and size. Located in Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive Women's Health Center offers a variety treatment options for fibroids and other conditions that involve the reproductive system. These options can vary widely from simple observation, to advanced minimally invasive surgical removal, with several options in the middle. If you have any questions or concerns about fibroids, schedule a consultation with Dr. Rebecca Brown, Dr. Jennifer Chen, Dr. Lily Lee, Dr. Rahil Patel, Dr. Henrietta Stancz-Szeder, Dr. Karen Toubi, Dr. Kathleen Valenton, Dr. Wendy Kim Waldman, and Dr. Peter Weiss.
Fibroids Q & A
Are fibroids cancerous?
Fibroids are rarely cancerous: They’re benign 99% of the time. Fibroids are small, fibrous tumors that grow and develop inside the uterine wall. In most cases, fibroids remain very small and are only detected during a pelvic exam performed by your OB/GYN provider at Rodeo Drive Women's Health Center.
There are cases, however, when fibroids continue to grow. Once they grow larger, they cause pain, discomfort, or irregular and sometimes heavy vaginal bleeding that can manifest in a variety of ways, including:
- Lower-back pain
- Pelvic pain
- Painful intercourse
- Painful menstrual cycles
- Irregular menstrual periods
If any of these symptoms occur without warning, schedule an appointment with your doctor at Rodeo Drive Women’s Health Center so they can get to the root of your problem.
How are fibroids treated?
Many fibroids develop and then disappear before any treatment is needed. If they continue to grow, however, your healthcare provider can offer several treatment options that may shrink the fibroids and reduce your discomfort, including:
- Anti-inflammatory pain medications
- Gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonists
- Uterine artery embolization
- Antihormonal agents
- Conservative surgical therapies
If your fibroids continue to develop and grow larger than normal, your doctor may recommend a hysterectomy. Your OB/GYN provider will only consider a hysterectomy if you are positive that you don't want to have any more children. If you want to discuss your treatment options, call the providers at Rodeo Drive Women's Health Center and schedule an appointment.
Do fibroids cause any other symptoms?
Many fibroids are small enough that they cause no symptoms at all. Others can grow larger than normal and begin to disrupt how the uterus functions. Every woman reacts differently, so your symptoms are unique to the size of your fibroids and exactly where they're located. A few of the most common symptoms women experience include:
- Frequent urination
- Pelvic pain with or without sexual intercourse
- Lower-back pain
- Painful periods
- Irregular menstrual periods
- Spotting between periods
You may experience some or all of the symptoms in varying degrees of severity. If you do experience any of the symptoms and want to find out what’s causing your discomfort, contact Rodeo Drive Women's Health Center to get the answers you need.
Major Insurance Providers Accepted
At Rodeo Drive Women's Health Center, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office for insurance eligibility.
Words from our patients
"They were excellent in finding out what was wrong with my son. I had just come from the Children's hospital. These people know what they are doing."
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"Dr Rebecca Brown is just great. Knowledgeable, friendly, listens and takes notes and answers questions."
"...As far as Rodeo Drive Health Center, I have been going there for well over 4 years and love the place as it is all women and you feel very comfortable."
"Dr. Valenton is awesome! If it weren't for her, I probably would have ended up with a c-section. Nothing wrong with a c-section, but she respected my desire..."
"I've been with Dr. Brown since 2008 and cannot say enough good things about her. She takes her time and listens and REMEMBERS many things about you! I LOVE that..."
"In short, Dr. Brown is fantastic; she's knowledgeable, professional, and extremely friendly. You can be assured that she will take good care of your needs."
"Dr. Brown is phenomenal! I ❤her with all my heart! She delivered my 2 daughters, has the greatest bedside manner, and always makes time for you!"
"I love Dr Valenton she's so easy to talk to always makes me feel very comfortable and she's very understanding."
"I instantly knew Dr. Valenton would be my new go to OBGYN when delivering my second baby (19 years after my first born) after our initial appointment."
"Professional with a wonderful bedside manner. Not only is she intelligent, she is extremely personable."
"The first time I met her, she made me feel at ease and made me feel like we've known each other for a while. It takes a special doctor to have great bedside manner."
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This office is very well-run and orderly, so much so that I rarely have to wait more than a few minutes in either the waiting room or in the exam room.
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