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Description of Uterine fibroids

Description of Uterine FibroidsAccording to dictionary definition  Uterine fibroids are the benign growth of the muscles inside the uterus that are not cancerous in nature but causes severe symptoms.Type of fibroid tumors are based on the region where they develop:1. Intramural fibroids which grow within the muscular uterine wall2. Submucosal fibroids which bulge into the uterine cavity3. Subserosal fibroids project to the outside of the uterus  Causes and Risk Factors of Uterine FibroidsAccording to dictionary definition  The exact cause for the development of fibroids is not known. However, studies and research have shown that there are certain factors that may be responsible for the development of fibroids. These factors are:1. Hormones2. Genetic changes3. Other growth factors such as insulin-like growth factor
Common risk factors include:1. Gender (women)2. Genetic makeup: If any woman in your family have had fibroids, you are most likely to develop them too.3. Environmental factors4. Onset of menstruation at an early age5. Obesity6. Vitamin D deficiency7. Having a diet rich in red meat8. Excessive consumption of alcohol  Signs and Symptoms of Uterine FibroidsAccording to dictionary definition  Common symptoms are:1. Heavy menstrual bleeding2. Pain in the pelvic region or pelvic pressure3. Menses lasting for a week or more4. Difficulty emptying the bladder5. Increased frequency of urine6. Backache or pain in the legs7. Constipation  InvestigationsAccording to dictionary definition  1. Your doctor may examine your pelvic region.2. Your doctor may recommend physical tests such as ultrasound.3. Lab tests to get the complete blood count (CBC) is done to know if you have anemia due to chronic blood loss.4. Other imaging tests includes:a) Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)b) Hysterosonographyc) Hysterosalpingographyd) Hysteroscopy  Treatment of Uterine FibroidsAccording to dictionary definition  Below are the different treatment options available:1. Hysterectomy: It is the procedure for removal of the uterus.2. Myomectomy: In this, only the fibroids are removed and the uterus is kept intact.3. Gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists (GnRH agonists): These trigger medical menopause by shrinking the fibroid.4. Anti-inflammatory painkillers (analgesics): These provide relief in case a woman is experiencing pelvic discomfort or pain.5. Anti-hormonal agents: Certain drugs oppose estrogen (such as progestin and danazol), and appear effective in treating fibroids. Antiprogestins, which block the action of progesterone, are also sometimes used.6. Uterine artery embolization (UAE)  Complications and When Should You See a DoctorAccording to dictionary definition  1. Anemia from heavy blood loss2. May lead to infertility3. Placental abruption4. Preterm delivery5. Fetal growth restriction



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