The Fibroid Treatment Clinic

{The Fibroid Treatment Clinic}{Wilderness Road}{Claremont}{8000}{Cape Town}{South Africa}{(721) 434-0180}
Wilderness Road 8000 Claremont, Cape Town
Phone: (721) 434-0180

What Are Uterine Fibroids?


Uterine fibroids (also known as leiomyomas), are benign (non-cancerous) tumours, that can be found in the smooth muscle layer (myometrium) of 20 to 40 percent of women aged 35 and older. These tumours are in most cases asymptomatic, but can in extreme cases lead to a number of symptoms, including:

  Heavy periods

  Painful periods

  Issues with urinary frequency and retention

  Fertility and pregnancy problems

  Abdominal discomfort and bloating

  Constipation

  Back ache

  Painful sexual intercourse

Many women with fibroids are advised to have a hysterectomy. Now, however, women have another option - Uterine Fibroid Embolisation. This uterus sparing procedure selectively targets the fibroids, without affecting the uterine muscle and ovaries. It is internationally recognised as a highly effective and scientifically established permanent treatment for uterine fibroids.

The Uterine Fibroid Embolisation Procedure

Uterine Fibroid Embolisation (UFE) is a medical procedure performed by the interventional radiologist to block the blood supply to fibroids that have formed in the uterus. This procedure is minimally invasive and also known as Uterine Artery Embolisation or UAE. To find out more, please go to our Uterine Fibroid Embolisation Procedure page.

Please Note: Other common names used to refer to this condition include uterine leiomyoma, myoma, fibromyoma, fibroleiomyoma.