Fibroids Experts at Southwest Fertility Center

Experts in Fibroids at Southwest Fertility Center

Dr. Vinay Gunnala and the team at Southwest Fertility Center are here to provide expertise in fertility related challenges that women with fibroids often face in their journey to become parents  Please reach out to understand more about the symptoms, causes and treatments.

What are Uterine Fibroids?

Fibroids are benign (non-cancerous) muscle tumors of the uterus that can cause heavy menstrual bleeding, pain, bowel or bladder problems, and infertility. Fibroids may not bring about any noticeable symptoms for some women, but in addition to heavy bleeding, many women experience back pain, frequent urination, and pain during intercourse. Although these growths typically shrink or resolve themselves after menopause, fibroids are the leading cause of hysterectomy in the United States for symptomatic women. It is worth mentioning that research shows that fibroids are more likely to shrink in postmenopausal white women than in postmenopausal black women. Doctors do not know the exact cause of uterine fibroids, but research points to genetic changes, hormones, and other growth factors as potential contributing factors.

Risk Factors

  • Age (older women are at higher risk)
  • African American race
  • Obesity
  • Family history of uterine fibroids
  • High blood pressure
  • No history of pregnancy
  • Vitamin D deficiency
  • Consumption of food additives and soybean milk


  • Heavy bleeding
  • Pelvic pain
  • Bloating
  • Infertility
  • Frequent urination
  • Constipation
  • Pain and pressure in your lower extremity


  • Medications that target hormones
  • Uterine artery embolization
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Laparoscopic or robotic myomectomy
  • Hysteroscopic myomectomy
  • Endometrial ablation
  • Abdominal myomectomy
  • Hysterectomy

About Southwest Fertility Center

Infertility treatment specialists at Southwest Fertility Center have been helping patients since 1980.  Our team of fertility specialists has established a well-earned reputation for successfully helping couples through fertility issues. When you visit our office, we will take our time to get to know you so that we can provide a set of treatment options that best fit your individual needs. We take great pride in our non-discrimination policies and we accept all patients regardless of their prior medical conditions or sexual orientation. Our staff of medical professionals is dedicated to providing you with the patience and compassion you deserve. For more information regarding our treatment options, financing, or to discuss your individual treatment needs, speak with one of our staff members today. 602-956-7481.