Uterine Fibroids

Uterine Fibroids

What are Fibroids?

Uterine Fibroids are benign tumors that originate in the muscle part of the uterus called the myometrium. They are the most common solid benign growth within the reproductive tract. Many women are unaware that they may have fibroids during some part of their lives.

What causes them?

Fibroids are caused by genetic changes, hormones and other growth factors. They can vary in size from seedily undetectable by human eyes to large masses distorting the uterus and often, abdominal organs.

Symptoms

  • Heavy menstrual cycles
  • Menstrual cycles lasting longer than a week
  • Pelvic pressure or pain
  • Frequent urination
  • Difficulty emptying bladder
  • Difficulty emptying bowel
  • Constipation
  • Backache or leg pains

Types of Fibroids

  • Intramural
  • Submucosal
  • Cervical
  • Subserosal
  • Pedunculated
  • Fundal 

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