Midwest Women Obstetrician/Gynecologist Ltd


Obstetricians/Gynecologists located in Downers Grove, IL

Fibroids services offered in Downers Grove, IL

While noncancerous, uterine fibroids can cause discomfort and impact your fertility. At Midwest Women Obstetrician/Gynecologist Ltd in Downers Grove, Illinois, the team of experienced gynecologists can relieve the symptoms of fibroids with medication, intrauterine devices, or minimally invasive surgery. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about fibroids.

Fibroids Q&A

What are fibroids?

Fibroids are noncancerous tumors made of smooth muscle and connective tissue. These growths are highly common and typically form during a woman’s childbearing years. While most fibroids are benign, they can cause uncomfortable symptoms that interfere with your reproductive health and quality of life.


At Midwest Women OB/GYN Ltd, the team of experienced gynecologists uses the most advanced treatments to remove uterine fibroids and restore your health.

What are the signs of fibroids?

Fibroids often cause no symptoms at all. When they do, they’re usually large, or you may have many fibroids. Common signs of fibroids include:


  • Pelvic pain
  • Lower abdominal pressure
  • Heavy uterine bleeding
  • Bleeding between periods
  • Prolonged periods
  • Lower back pain
  • Frequent urination


One of the most severe complications of fibroids is infertility. Many women struggle to conceive with large fibroids. Treating your fibroids may help improve your fertility.

What causes fibroids?

Up to 80% of women experience fibroids during their childbearing years. While experts don’t know the exact cause of fibroids, common risk factors include:


  • Having a family history of fibroids
  • Being in your 30s or 40s
  • Being African-American
  • Carrying extra weight


Most fibroids resolve on their own, but many don’t. If you have a growing fibroid that causes pain or discomfort, the team at Midwest Women OB/GYN Ltd can find the best treatment for you.

What are the treatments for fibroids?

After a comprehensive well woman exam that includes a physical exam and ultrasounds, your doctor at Midwest Women OB/GYN Ltd can recommend the best treatment for you. Treatments for uterine fibroids include:

Intrauterine device (IUD)

A hormonal IUD can help relieve symptoms of fibroids, such as heavy bleeding and pelvic pain if the growths don’t damage or distort your uterus.


Certain medications can reduce your estrogen levels to shrink fibroids and relieve symptoms like pain and bloating.

Da Vinci® surgery

The da Vinci system is a robotics-assisted platform that allows the team to remove fibroids through small incisions with enhanced control and precision. Minimally invasive surgery often results in less pain, bleeding, and downtime than traditional open surgery.


Call Midwest Women OB/GYN Ltd today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about fibroids.