Arjang Naim, MD -  - OB-GYN

Arjang Naim, MD

OB-GYN located in West Hollywood & Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA

Fibroids Specialist

As a leading ob-gyn in the Greater Los Angeles area, Dr. Naim offers women the most advanced treatments for uterine fibroids so they can find relief from symptoms of pain and irregular bleeding and reduce their chances for pregnancy complications.

Fibroids Q & A

by Arjang Naim, MD

What are uterine fibroids?

Uterine fibroids are masses of muscle tissue that grow inside the uterus. They can range in size and shape from very small to as large as a melon. The precise underlying cause of uterine fibroids is unknown, but studies indicate hormone fluctuations may play a major role, as well as family history of the growths. Fibroids are more likely to grow during a woman's childbearing years with growth typically stopping once menopause is reached. Although women with fibroids can become pregnant and carry a baby to term, they need to be monitored to ensure the fibroids don't grow and cause problems with the developing baby.

Are uterine fibroids cancerous?

No; in fact, almost all fibroids are benign (non-cancerous).

What are the symptoms of uterine fibroids?

The most common symptoms associated with uterine fibroids include:

  • irregular menstrual bleeding, including spotting and bleeding between periods and heavy bleeding during periods

  • sensations of pressure in the pelvic region

  • very painful periods

  • painful intercourse

  • urinary incontinence

  • frequent urge to urinate

How are fibroids treated?

Some fibroids cause no symptoms at all, and women may not even know they have them. When they do cause problems, there are several techniques that can be used to treat them, including:

  • uterine artery embolization, a procedure that cuts off blood flow to the fibroids

  • ablation

  • hormone therapy

When lab work or ultrasounds are required prior to treatment, both can be completed right in Dr. Naim's office.

Once my fibroids are treated, can they come back?

Yes, sometimes new fibroids can develop after treatment, especially in women with undiagnosed hormone issues and women with a family history of fibroids. Dr. Naim will be able to discuss your risk factors for recurrence during your evaluation.

In-Network Insurance Providers

We accept a variety of insurance plans at our practice. If you do not see your provider listed, please call our office so we can help you determine coverage.

Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Capital Blue Cross
Cigna
Health Net
Independence Blue Cross
Medi-Cal
Medicare
Molina Healthcare
Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)
UnitedHealthcare
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    "WELL RECOMMENDED! He is a very professional doctor. He knows what he is doing and takes extra care of his patients. BEST EVER GYNECOLOGIST."

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    "Dr. Naim is amazing.He has a great sense of humor and no matter how many times I've not wanted to believe a negative diagnosis from him, he's always been right."

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    "Every procedure is so quick and done perfectly! I'm extremely happy with him and will continue using him. Highly recommended."

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    "He was always there during my labor, early stages and delivery and knew what medications to prescribe when I needed them. "

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    "Dr. Naim is truly a good OB! He always answers all my questions to the best of his knowledge. He is always nice, kind, with a smile, and never makes you nervous."

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