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Uterine Fibroids: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Introduction to uterine fibroids

Uterine fibroids: symptoms, diagnosis and treatment Uterine fibroids are the lumps that develop in your uterus. It can grow in different places such as outside of uterus, inside of uterus and on the wall of uterus. Other names of this disease are myomas, fibroid tumors or leiomyomas by doctors. But uterine fibroids are not cancer that some people think. There is no need to go for any treatment unless they do not show any serious problem for you. This problem is common in women and majority of the women even do not know that they have uterine fibroids.

Causes of uterine Fibroids

This question still need a lot of research as doctors are not sure completely that what the real causes of uterine fibroids are. It is the hormone of females, called progesterone and estrogen that grow uterine fibroids in women body. If you have uterine fibroids, your body will produce these hormones to high level when you have periods. When your periods or menopause stops, these hormones also stop their growth or show less growth. Uterine fibroids normally shrink when your periods stop and then they stop producing any symptoms.

Uterine fibroids symptoms

Mostly women do not show any symptoms when they have uterine fibroids. Sometimes, they show few symptoms that may be mild such as periods which are heavy than you have normally. In case, the uterine fibroids start bleeding or press on organs then symptoms make it very hard so that you can enjoy your life. Some uterine fibroids symptoms find in women are:

  • Pain in lower back;
  • Sometimes, you urge to uterine;
  • Pain when you do sex with your partner;
  • Pressure in your belly or fullness in it.
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If heavy bleeding occurs and you also have periods in this condition, then it may causes anemia. A patient with anemia feels pain in body. Additionally, he may also feel weakness and tried. There are various kinds of uterine fibroids that cause difficulty in your pregnancy or sometimes they also make harder for you to get pregnant. Problems that you can face during your pregnancy may involve miscarriage (losing your baby) or early labor.

How are uterine fibroids diagnosed

To determine whether you have uterine fibroids, your doctor will ask few questions from you and you should clearly tell about your symptoms. The size of uterine fibroids varies depending on the condition of your body. Doctors do pelvic examination to check fibroids size. May be you have to go to have a ultrasound or some other types of tests that can give a complete picture of your uterus. By doing so, your doctor can easily examine the condition of your body and size of your fibroids. Moreover, these tests can also help your doctor to see that where they are present. Based on complete examination, they will suggest you the antibiotics.

Uterine fibroids and pregnancy

Some women face uterine fibroids and pregnancy at the same time. This condition happens in many women because the fibroids tumors that appear in uterine do not show severe type of symptoms. They may show severe symptoms when they grow to large uterine fibroids. Well! You do not need to worry if there is simple presence of uterine fibroids in your body. But if you are pregnant and you also have uterine fibroids tumors then it might possible that you will not able to give birth to a healthy baby.

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Uterine fibroids treatment

If uterine fibroids do not cause any problem in your body then it is recommended to not do anything. You can visit your doctor to examine if they have increased their size. You your symptoms are bleeding and sever pain then you should take pain medicine over-the-counter such as ibuprofen. You can also use birth controlling pills. These pills will help you to stop your pain and make your heavy periods much lighter. If you also have anemia, they take iron pills. You should know preconception diet plans to eat foods that are rich source of iron such as meats, green and fresh vegetables, wheat and beans. If your symptoms are causing more problems for you then you can think about surgery. Please note, you should not go for surgery if your symptoms do not bother you for this. Uterine fibroids take long time to develop and so you can have long time to think that what uterine fibroids treatment you should adopt. To take advice, you can also ask from specialists.

Uterine fibroid surgery

This surgery is performed to take fibroids out and doctors treat you with this if you hope to become pregnant. Myomectomey increase the chances of your pregnancy.

It is common surgery that makes sure that uterine fibroids will not grow again but after surgery you will not able to bear a child.

Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE)
It is a procedure to treat uterine fibroids, performed by radiologist. Uterine fibroid embolization prevents the flow of blood to fibroids in uterus. UFE is best option rather than fibroids surgery if you are planning to get pregnant.

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Delores C. West is a compassionate healthcare professional with a focus on women's health and wellness. As a certified nurse-midwife, Delores is dedicated to providing comprehensive care to women throughout their reproductive journey. With a warm and nurturing approach, she empowers her patients to make informed decisions about their health and well-being. Delores's expertise in women's health makes her a trusted resource for individuals seeking personalized and compassionate care. Connect with her on LinkedIn to learn more about her commitment to women's health and wellness.