What Are Uterine Fibroids?
Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths of the muscle tissue of the uterus. Fibroids can range in number and size from a single growth to multiple growths, and from very small to large. As many as 70% to 80% of all women will have fibroids by age 50. The medical term for fibroids is leiomyoma or myoma.
Symptoms of Fibroids: Pressure
Fibroids may cause very mild symptoms, none at all or symptoms can be severe. In women who do feel symptoms, these uterine growths can cause:
- Pressure on the bladder or rectum
- Frequent urination
- Constipation and/or rectal pain
- Lower back and/or abdominal pain
If fibroids become very large, they can distend the stomach, making a woman look pregnant.
Symptoms of Fibroids: Period Changes
Fibroids may also cause changes to a woman’s period, including:
- Mild to severe cramping and pain
- Heavier bleeding, sometimes with blood clots
- Longer or more frequent menstruation
- Spotting or bleeding between periods.
Fibroids or Endometriosis?
Fibroids are one cause of severe menstrual pain, but the pain also can be caused by endometriosis. Endometriosis occurs when tissue from the inner lining of the uterus grows in other parts of the body. This tissue breaks down and bleeds during your period, causing painful scar tissue. The pain of fibroids or endometriosis also can occur between periods.
Who Gets Fibroids?
While it’s unclear why women develop fibroids, some patterns have been observed and some of them are as follows;
- They usually occur between the ages of 30 and 40.
- They are more common in black women.
- They grow more quickly and appear at a younger age in black women.
- Having a family member with fibroids increases a woman’s risk.
- Being overweight or obese and having high blood pressure also may increase your risks.
Complications: Fibroids and Anaemia
Some women with fibroids who experience unusually heavy bleeding during their periods may become anaemic. Many cases of anaemia due to iron deficiency from periods are mild and can be treated with a change in diet and iron supplement pills. Untreated anaemia can lead to fatigue and lethargy — and, in severe cases, heart problems.
Complications: Getting Pregnant
Fibroids usually do not interfere with fertility and pregnancy. However, some women with fibroids experience more pregnancy complications and delivery risks. Fibroids may cause the baby to be in an abnormal position and can cause preterm labor. They may also cause pelvic pain and heavy bleeding after delivery, which may require surgery. In some instances, fibroids may block your fallopian tubes. Fibroids growing along the inner uterine wall may make it difficult for a fertilised egg to attach.
When to Seek for Help
See your health care provider if you have the following fibroid symptoms:
- Heavy menstrual bleeding
- Periods that became more painful
- Frequent urination or inability to control the flow of urine
- A change in the length of your period over three to six cycles
- New persistent pain or heaviness in lower abdomen or pelvis
The fact that fibroid cases have become so rampant among women has also made different treatment approaches to emerge ranging from a mere waste of time to some highly effective fibroid treatment options.
There are different approaches currently practiced to treat women suffering from uterine fibroids. The most common treatments for uterine fibroids include surgical intervention. But there are some non-invasive methods such as MR guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery.
There are also a variety of herbal treatments for uterine fibroids. These herbal medicines effectively alleviate common symptoms related to fibroids such as abdominal pain and heavy bleeding and also help women get rid of uterine fibroids naturally without surgery.
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