Let’s Talk About The ‘F’ Word:
Uterine fibroids, also known as leiomyomas, are noncancerous growths that develop in the muscular wall of the uterus. They are quite common among women of reproductive age.
Symptoms of uterine fibroids:
While some women with fibroids may not experience any symptoms, others may have the following signs:
- Heavy or prolonged menstrual periods.
- Pelvic pain or pressure.
- Frequent urination or difficulty emptying the bladder completely.
- Constipation or bloating.
- Lower back pain.
- Pain during sexual intercourse.
- Enlargement of the lower abdomen.
It’s important to note that these symptoms can also be associated with other conditions, so it’s best to consult a healthcare professional for an accurate diagnosis.
Diagnosing uterine fibroids:
While the exact cause is unknown, hormones, particularly estrogen and progesterone, are believed to play a role in their development. Ultrasound or MRI testing is often performed when symptoms are present, even if the physical exam appears normal.
Ways to treat uterine fibroids:
Treatment options range from medication to surgery (hysterectomy or myomectomy) to minimally-invasive procedures, such as uterine fibroid emboization, depending on the severity of symptoms and individual circumstances.
If you or someone you love is having concerns about fibroids, talk to us.
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