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Fibroids of the Uterus

Information about Fibroids of the Uterus

We Have to Know about the Fibroids of the Uterus

  • Non-cancerous growths of the uterus
  • In general, fibroids cause no problems and seldom require treatment.

Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions

  • Any bleeding per vaginum?

Causes of Fibroids of the Uterus

  • Uterine fibroids develop from the smooth muscular tissue of the uterus (myometrium)

Do’s and Don’ts of Fibroids of the Uterus

  • Seek the doctor

Signs & Symptoms of Fibroids of the Uterus

When signs and symptoms of uterine fibroids are present, the most common include:

  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Prolonged menstrual periods or bleeding between periods
  • Pelvic pressure or pain
  • Urinary incontinence, frequent urination or urine retention
  • Constipation
  • A backache or leg pains

Medical advice for Fibroids of the Uterus

  • If you have pelvic pain that doesn’t go away, overly heavy or painful periods, spotting or bleeding between periods, pain with intercourse, or difficulty emptying your bladder or moving your bowels.
  • Seek prompt medical care if you have severe vaginal bleeding or sharp pelvic pain that comes on suddenly.

Risk factors of Fibroids of the Uterus

  • Heredity
  • Pre-menopausal women

Treatment for Fibroids of the Uterus

  • If there are no signs or symptoms, watchful waiting is advisable
  • Hysterectomy
  • Medications to shrink fibroids
  • Myomectomy (Removal of fibroids without removing the uterus)

Self-care for Fibroids of the Uterus

Investigations for Fibroids of the Uterus

  • Pelvic examination
  • Complete Blood Count
  • Ultrasound
Risk factors of Fibroids of the Uterus
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