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Woman to Woman OB/GYN

OB-GYNs located in Westchester, Yonkers, NY

Fibroids Specialist

Dr. Suzanne M. Greenidge offers comprehensive care for women including treatments for fibroids in the Westchester and Yonkers, New York communities at her Woman to Woman clinic.

Fibroids Q & A

Woman to Woman OB/GYN

What are fibroids?

Fibroids are benign tumors that are comprised of muscle fibers. They occur primarily in or around the uterus and are most often found in the wall of a woman's uterus. Intramural fibroids occur along the inner wall of the uterus. Subserosal fibroids occur on the outside wall of the uterus. These fibroids can grow to the size of a small melon. Submucosal fibroids grow beneath the lining of the uterine wall. Cervical fibroids occur along the neck or cervical area of the uterus. Fibroids are typically non-cancerous, but they can become problematic if they grow too large.

How do I know if I have fibroids?

The symptoms of fibroids vary but include heavy bleeding and irregular or painful periods. Women often complain of feeling as though they are "full" or heavy in the area around their uterus. Lower abdominal extension, having to urinate a lot and often, low back pain, pain during sex and infertility are also common complaints with fibroids.

What are the treatments for fibroids?

When women begin to experience symptoms because of the presence of fibroids doctors can treat them with either medication or surgery. Which treatment is used will depend on if the woman wishes to become pregnant, the size and location of the fibroids, and the woman’s age. If the symptoms occurring are mild, doctors may prescribe medications to treat the fibroid. Typically, birth control medications are used to help control the symptoms as well as over-the-counter pain medications.

Surgery can also be necessary if the symptoms are moderate or severe. Surgical procedures such as myomectomies and hysterectomies can be performed where either the affected tissue is removed, or the entire uterus is removed. The lining of the uterus can also be removed during an endometrial ablation, or the fibroids themselves can be either frozen or electrocuted, or the blood flow to the fibroid can be severed. Talk to your doctor to determine what, if any; action is needed.

How common are fibroids?

Upwards of 80 percent of women will develop fibroids and usually by the age of 50, making this condition very common. Women between the ages of 40 and 50 are the most likely to develop fibroids.


Insurance

Woman to Woman OB/GYN P.C. are participants in many preferred organizations (PPO’s) and Health Maintenance Organizations (HMO’s) insurance plans. Please feel free to call our office if your insurance company is not listed here.

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Beech Street
Cigna
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
GHI
Health Net
HIP
MagnaCare
Multiplan, Inc.
Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)
POMCO
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Location
Woman to Woman OB/GYN
1020 North Broadway
Westchester

Yonkers, NY 10701
Phone: 914-202-0337
Fax: 914-375-7329
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