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Uterine Fibroids Explained by Dr. Berkle.

Dr. Keith Berkle of Virginia Women's Center discusses uterine fibroids.

Do you have pain pain from uterine fibroids?

Uterine fibroids have a strong hereditary component. Someone with a family history of a mother, grandmother or sister with fibroids may be more at risk of developing fibroids. Race also plays a role. Fibroids are more common in women of African descent. About 50% of women of African descent are at risk of developing symptomatic fibroids and about 35% of Caucasian women are at risk of developing fibroids.

Seeking treatment early is ideal, particularly if a patient is having clinically significant symptoms, such as heavy bleeding and pelvic pain. Uterine fibroids can also contribute to fertility problems.

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Keith Berkle, M.D. of Virginia Women's Center
Dr. Berkle specializes in all aspects of obstetric and gynecologic care, including routine and high-risk pregnancies, gynecologic surgery, ambulatory gynecology, sexual dysfunction and vulvar disorders. He also has a special interest in minimally invasive surgical techniques, including laparoscopic hysterectomies, myomectomies and single incision laparoscopic gynecologic surgeries.

Schedule an appointment today, call (804) 288-4084.

Virginia Women's Center
7515 Right Flank Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
Phone: (804) 288-4084
Fax: (804) 545-9548