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UFE: What Women With Fibroids Should Know

Women with uterine fibroids are often told hysterectomy is their only option, but that is not the case. Uterine Fibroid Embolization, or UFE, is a non-surgical option to treat this sometimes painful condition. If you are experiencing the painful symptoms of fibroids, keep reading to learn about UFE and how it can help.

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Treatment for Pelvic Pain in Denver, CO

Pelvic pain is an extremely common symptom, especially in women. Discomfort within the lower abdomen and pelvic region could be a result of an abnormality or illness relating to a variety of key bodily systems and functions. Most often, this type of pain is typically related to the reproductive system, digestive, urinary system, or the musculoskeletal system.

What Activities May Worsen Pelvic Pain?

Generally, pelvic pain is described to either be a dull yet constant pain, or a sudden, sharp pain. If the pain is consistently present over a long period of time, it is classified as chronic pelvic pain. If the opposite is true, then the patient is likely to suffer from acute pelvic pain. Most individuals will notice that their pelvic pain becomes more intense as they engage in certain activities. For example, if the source of your pelvic pain is your digestive system, then you may experience more pain after consuming certain foods or drinks. It is also common for pelvic pain to worsen during sexual intercourse or while urinating.Woman sitting on couch with pelvic pain

Potential Causes of Pelvic Pain

Reproductive System

  • Endometriosis
  • Menstrual cramping
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Adenomyosis
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
  • Pregnancy complications
  • Mittelschmerz
  • Ovarian disorders such as the presence of potentially cancerous cysts
  • Vulvodynia
  • Pelvic congestion syndrome

Digestive System

Those with pelvic pain related to their digestive functions can usually link painful symptoms to one of the following conditions:

  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Crohn’s disease
  • An intestinal obstruction
  • Inguinal hernia (more likely to occur in men)
  • Diverticulitis
  • Constipation
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Colon cancer

Urinary System

Another likely source to pelvic pain, a person’s urinary system can encounter several different conditions or abnormalities, such as:

  • Urinary tract infection
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Kidney stones

Musculoskeletal System

It is also possible for pelvic pain to be a result of a deformity or injury to muscles, tendons, or ligaments located around the pelvis. This can often be a result of situations like:

  • Levator syndrome (recurring spasms of the levator ani muscle)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Loss of control or strength in the pelvic floor muscles

Schedule Your Pelvic Pain Consultation at MIPS Center Today

Although any general discomfort of the pelvis can be described as pelvic pain, it is especially important to seek treatment from MIPS Center if your pain begins to worsen or become severe. Please call (303) 805-7477 today to schedule an appointment!

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

We care about our patients health and well-being. In response to the Coronavirus we are offering telehealth visits. Please do not come to the office if you feel sick, have a fever or cough, or have been around someone or live with someone with a suspected respiratory illness. If any of these apply to you, please call us to reschedule your appointment. We will be screening patients at the time of scheduling and when they come for their visit.  We will be screening staff members at the start of every shift.  Only the patient will be allowed in the exam rooms unless they require a caregiver to be with them during the visit. Your health is our top priority, and we will do everything we can to protect our patients, their families, and our staff.


Minimally Invasive Procedure Specialists in Highlands Ranch, Colorado



We Are Moving!

Effective April 29th, 2019, our new location will be 8671 South Quebec Street, Suite #200, Highlands Ranch, CO 80130.

The new building is conveniently located off of Quebec St and C-470, and adjacent to King Soopers. The phone and fax numbers are the same.

Phone: 303-805-7477

Fax: 303-805-7478

We look forward to continuing to serve patients at our new location.

MIPS Center in Highland Ranch, Colorado

Putting An End To Decades Of Pain

Jessica Mares has suffered with gynecologic issues her entire life, including excruciating pelvic pain. Over the years, the now 40-year-old Littleton resident has had surgery to treat her endometriosis as well as a hysterectomy at age 24-and still the pain persisted (and got progressively worse) for the next two decades.

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“You start thinking, ‘Am I crazy?’ Because no one can figure out what’s wrong with you,” Mares says.  That’s when her gynecologist determined the pain could be caused by a condition called pelvic venous congestion (PVC). She was referred to Brooke Spencer, MD, an interventional radiologist at Littleton Adventist Hospital, who confirmed this was the case, and that Mares’ iliac vein, located deep within the pelvis, was compressed. The vein is supposed to be open just 3 millimeters. Spencer was able to treat it by making a tiny nick in Mares’ upper thigh and then guiding a tiny flexible tube to the vein. Once there, she used a stent to open the vein. Two days later, Mares was already out doing yard work.

“A lot of people have this condition and don’t even know it, and I was one of them for years,” she says. “But I’m so thankful this is helping me now!”




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