Fibroid Facts Every Woman Should Know

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Dr. Manu Lakshmi

28 Dec 2022

Uterine Fibroid is a common condition that almost all women of reproductive age experience at some point in their life. Abnormal growths that occur inside or on the surface of the uterus are referred to as uterine fibroid. These can range in size from being so little that they are invisible to the naked eye to being so large that they can even deform the uterus and push against the rib cage. Uterine fibroid has varied rates at which they grow. Thus, it is vital to visit the Best Gynaecologist in Chennai and seek advice.

Though non-cancerous, there are a few things that every woman should be aware of regarding uterine fibroids. These include:

1. Uterine Fibroids are very common

According to the National Institutes of Health, uterine fibroids can affect up to 80% of women at some point in their lifespan. Although they are benign in nature and shouldn’t cause too much concern, they can occasionally be very painful and uncomfortable. To treat the condition women can have Myomectomy in Chennai which is a surgical procedure to remove uterine fibroids.

2. Types of fibroids

Various names for uterine fibroids, fibrous growths that often develop from uterine tissue, include:

  • Fibromas
  • Obstetric myomas
  • Leiomyomas
  • Myomas

3. Uterine Fibroids are of different sizes and shapes

Uterine fibroid is extremely tiny in size are known as “seedlings,” and occasionally larger uterine fibroids can even cause the uterus to shift form. Pedunculated fibroids develop on the serosa, or outer layer, of the uterus. The fibrous mass of these types of fibroids is linked to a stalk.

4. Uterine Fibroids Tumor may and may not have signs and symptoms

Uterine fibroid can produce no symptoms for some women, so they are not even aware that they have them. They are only found during routine pelvic exams. Due to their position, some uterine fibroids can be felt during a typical pelvic exam. When they occur, uterine fibroids can cause the following indications and symptoms:

  • a lot of bleeding throughout periods
  • longer-than-weeklong menstrual cycles, discomfort 
  • a persistent desire to pee in addition to a sense of pressure in the pelvis

5. Uterine fibroids do not grow at the same rate

The pace of growth of uterine fibroids can vary. Sometimes they develop at an alarming rate, and other times they develop extremely slowly. Uterine fibroid can occasionally remain the same size for a very long time. Some uterine fibroids, especially those that affect pregnant women, also go away on their own without requiring medical attention.

6. Menopause can cause fibroids

Menopause is a natural process that all women experience as they transition into their later years. It brings many physical and hormonal changes, including symptoms such as hot flashes, mood swings, and night sweats. Unfortunately, it can also cause an increased risk of developing fibroids. During menopause, hormone imbalances can worsen the effects of these growths, causing further disruption to physical and emotional health. Thus, immediate Menopause Treatment in Chennai is a must. 

Hence, it is crucial that women seek timely medical attention. Further delay with fibroid can be harmful too. 

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