Found in the woman’s uterus, Fibroids are abnormal growths that develop. Sometimes these growths can become quite large and can cause severe abdominal pain and heavy periods. Other cases can show no sign or symptoms at all.
Fibroid growths are typically benign or non-cancerous. The cause of these growths are still unknown. But there are several factors that may influence their formation, including: Hormones, Family History, Pregnancy.
Symptoms of fibroids Include:
- Heavy menstrual bleeding
- Heavy bleeding between your periods
- Increased menstrual cramping
- Increased urination
- Pain during intercourse
- Menstruation that is lasting longer than usual
- Pressure or fullness in your lower abdomen
- Swelling or enlargement of the abdomen
Women are at a greater risk of of developing fibroids if they have one or more of the following risk or factors:
- A family history of Fibroids
- Age of 30 or older
- A high body weight.
Surgery to remove very large or multiple growths may be performed.
These can either be noninvasive or minimally invasive. If the conditions worsen, or if no other treatments work, your physician may recommend surgery. There are different types of surgery to help with the treatment of fibroids depending on the size and location.
When it comes to the long term, your prognosis will depend on your condition – the size and location of your fibroids. Usually, Fibroids may not need treatment if they’re small or don’t produce symptoms.
If this is a concern of yours and you believe you are showing symptoms, get in touch with our friendly team.