Essam Taymour, M.D., FACOG -  - OB/GYN

Gynecology and Obstetrics Medical Group

Essam Taymour, M.D., FACOG

OB/GYN located in Long Beach, CA

Uterine Fibroids Specialist

Uterine fibroids often show no symptoms, but some women may suffer from chronic pelvic pain or extended, heavy periods before doctors identify their fibroids. This is just one reason why regular pelvic exams are vital to good health in women of all ages. At Gynecology and Obstetrics Medical Group in Long Beach, California, Dr. Essam Taymour has the necessary resources to identify and treat uterine fibroids for long-term, effective pain relief. Contact the office to schedule your pelvic examination and learn more about the treatment options.

Uterine Fibroids Q & A

What are uterine fibroids?

Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths on the uterus, known as leiomyomas. These growths can range in size from microscopic seeds to large masses, which can alter the shape of the uterus and surrounding regions of the body. Some women may develop a single fibroid, and others may have multiple fibroids differing in size.

Most women develop uterine fibroids in their life, typically during childbearing years. However, doctors can’t easily detect small fibroids without a physical examination, and these women can continue to live symptom-free. Doctors often diagnose larger fibroids due to their size and the pain they cause.

What are the symptoms of uterine fibroids?

For women experiencing problems related to uterine fibroid growth, the size, location, and number of fibroids present impact symptoms. These symptoms may include:

  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Extended menstrual cycles (longer than seven days)
  • Pain or pressure in the lower abdomen
  • Frequent or difficulty in urination
  • Constipation
  • Pain the back of the legs

Chronic pelvic pain and heavy, prolonged periods require immediate medical attention. Contact the office to schedule a full evaluation.

What are the risk factors for uterine fibroids?

Several factors may cause uterine fibroids in addition to being of childbearing age. These include:

Ethnicity

African-American women are more likely to develop fibroids than any other ethnic group. They’re also likely to develop larger fibroids and at a younger age.

Genetics

You have an increased risk of developing fibroids if your mother or sister has them.

Environmental conditions

Women who started menstruating at an early age, who have diet deficiencies, or who drink alcohol are at an increased risk for uterine fibroids.

What are the treatment options available for uterine fibroids?

Treatment options for uterine fibroids vary based on the individual diagnosis. Dr. Taymour can confirm the condition with a pelvic exam, ultrasound, or other imaging tests.

Fibroids rarely interfere with pregnancies or increase the risk of cancer. You can manage pain medically and several minimally-invasive surgical options can destroy bothersome uterine fibroids.

To learn more about uterine fibroid treatment options, contact Gynecology and Obstetrics Group in Long Beach, California, to schedule a consultation.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

At Gynecology and Obstetrics Medical Group, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed. We unfortunately are not in contract with any Medi-cal Sponsored Programs or Kaiser.

Aetna
Anthem
Blue Shield
Cigna
HealthNet
UnitedHealthcare
Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • "Best doctor ever. He made it possible for me and my fiancé have an opportunity to have children. Hardly any marks after my surgery... (and with) minimal pain."

    Conchi S.
  • "I'm very lucky to find such a great doctor for my first pregnancy. For either my woman's needs or another future baby, I will definitely stick with him."

    Yamiko C.
  • "Dr. Taymour was everything I needed in a doctor... He was open, warm and answered any questions I had."

    Nina G.
  • Yelp

    "Great surgeon! I've had two surgeries with him and both have been very successful... recovery has been awesome."

    Sandi G.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Taymour is exactly what a pregnant woman needs. He is a genius, artist of a surgeon and takes his craft seriously. Office is extremely clean... plenty of parking."

    Heather O.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Taymour has been respectful, responsive, and patient for my first pregnancy. The office staff is always very helpful, scheduling appointments has been easy."

    Staci C.
  • Healthgrades

    "I have been with Dr. Taymour for over 10 years. He is exceptional and very up-to-date with his medical, personal, and technical skills. Wonderful team."

    Verified Patient
  • Healthgrades

    "I love Dr Taymour and his staff! They are patient focused and truly put their hearts into building the best plan for each patient."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "Wonderful Doctor! I had a Supercervial Hysterectomy. He has a calming, yet reassuring demeanor. I trust him wholeheartedly."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Taymour is a wonderful doctor. From the time you step into the office until you leave the staff is friendly and very helpful. Dr. Taymour is an absolute blessing!"

    Verified Patient
Location
Gynecology and Obstetrics Medical Group
3550 Linden Avenue, Suite 1
Long Beach, CA 90807
Phone: 562-247-3022
Fax: 562-595-1335
Office Hours

Get in touch

562-247-3022