Uterine Fibroids are abnormal non-cancerous growths of the muscle tissue of the uterus that develop in or on a woman’s uterus. They grow into the form of tumors which range in size from small seedlings, which are undetectable by the human eye, & bulky masses as big as a grapefruit. Therefore distorting and enlarging the uterus quite large and cause severe abdominal pain and heavy periods.
Different types of Fibroids can be determined based on the location in the body such as; Intramural Fibroids, Submucosal Fibroids, Subserosal Fibroids, Cervical Fibroids.
Many women go through the uterine fibroids condition sometime in their lives, however, they are unable to recognize as they cause no symptoms at times. But if detected the common symptoms of Uterine Fibroids are; Heavy prolonged menstrual periods and bleeding, Pain associated with Intercourse, Pelvic pressure or pain, Frequent urination, Difficulty emptying the bladder, Constipation, Backache or leg pains.
A Uterine fibroid is not a common disorder which occurs very frequently in women. Thus causes for Uterine fibroids are difficult to determine, which could range from the Influence of Hormones in the body, Family history, Growth factors, and last but not the least the Lifestyle.
Larger fibroids or those that continue to grow in or on the uterus may lead to major complications. Thus timely detection and diagnosis are very important for the appropriate treatment. Some of the ways through which this can be detected are; Ultrasonography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Saline Infusion Sonohysterography, Hysteroscopy, and Medications.
The prediction will depend on the size and location of your fibroids. Fibroids may or may not need treatment if they are small or do not show any symptoms. However, if you are going through any of the above symptoms, see the Infertility specialist or the nearest doctor now!