Uterine Fibroids | What to Know

If you are searching for the uterine fibroids and its causes, symptoms, and treatment, you are in the right place.

Uterine Fibroids is a silent disease, and you can not know whether you are affected by this disease, and when it becomes severe, you eventually know about it.

When uterine fibroids become sever it cant cure and this leads to many other underlying problems.

In this article…

I will tell you about all things and also tells you about whether uterine fibroids are a severe disease or not.

So, let’s start

What Is Uterine Fibroids

What Is Uterine Fibroids

An abnormal increase in uterus size is known as uterine fibroids. It is also known as a tumor that is caused by smooth muscle cells and fibrous connective tissues.

It is not a cancerous disease, but if it becomes too long and cannot be curable, it causes cancer in the uterus.

This disease is only caused in women during childbearing years.

When many fibroids are produced in the uterus, it causes uterine fibroid Because the production of fibroids is the leading cause of this disease. 

Other Names Of Uterine Fibroids 

Uterine fibroids have so many other names, so these names are following;

  1. Myomas
  2. Fibromas
  3. Uterine Myomas
  4. Leiomyomas

According to the office on women’s health. At the age of 50, about 80% of women affected by this disease. But the symptoms of this disease can sometimes not appear.

Types Of Uterine Fibroids 

Uterine Fibroids types

The types of uterine fibroids are following but mostly depend upon the structure of the uterus. 

Intramural Fibroids

It is the most common type of this disease. It stretches and large the uterus, and it affects the muscular walls of the uterus.

Subserosal Fibroids

It is also known as SEROSA. It increases the uterus size on one side, and it happens on the outer side of the uterus.

Pedunculated Fibroids

It causes a tumor because it forms a stem in the uterus. So, it is also known as a pedunculated tumor. 

Submucosal Fibroids

It occurs in the myometrium ( middle layer of the uterus ), and it is the last and most severe type of this disease.

 Causes Of Uterine Fibroids

uterine fibroids causes

Scientists have made many types of research, but they did not find the real cause of this disease, but some are the following;

Pregnancy

In pregnancy, The production of Estrogen and progesterone Increases, and it causes this disease.

Hormones 

Ovaries produce two hormones that are Estrogen or progesterone, and it causes lining in the uterus during the menstrual cycle. It also creates the fibroids.

Family history 

It is also a genetically inherited disease and runs in families to families.

Genetic changes

Sometimes, some of the fibroid’s genes change, and this change cannot make similar to the uterus muscle genes. So, it also caused this disease.

Growth factors

The hormones which cause growth, such as insulin is a growth hormone. It also produces this disease.

Extracellular matrix ( ECM )

It binds the cells together like a block of cement between the bricks. It unites all the fibroids together and causes this disease.

Symptoms

uterine fibroids symptoms

Sometimes its symptoms appear or not. In some women, the symptoms appear, but in some women, it did not appear.

 It depends upon the location, size of the uterus. So, they are following;

  1. Pelvic pressure or pain
  2. Constipation 
  3. Frequent Urination
  4. Backache or legs pain
  5. Heavy menstrual bleeding
  6. A menstrual cycle lasting more than a week
  7. Acute pain

When To Consult The Doctor

Besides the above signs, if you have all these symptoms, then you need to consult with the doctor.

  1. Sotting or bleeding between the periods
  2. High pelvic pain
  3. Difficulty in empty the bladder
  4. Ponderous or overlong period flow
  5. Anemia ( low red blood cells )

If you have all the signs, then you need to consult with the doctor.

Diagnosis Of Uterine Fibroids

Diagnosis Of Uterine Fibroids

You can not know that you have a disease, but if you’re concerned with the doctor, it tells you that you have an infection.

 The doctor can know the disease by the help of following things;

Ultrasound 

A doctor diagnoses the disease through ultrasound. Ultrasound helps to know the disorder with the help of sound waves. It is also known as transvaginal ultrasound because the sound waves are fall on the vagina.

Pelvic MRI 

In this test, to know the depth of pelvic organs, ovaries, and uterus, this test is used.

Treatment Methods

uterine fibroids treatment

Scientists have to do many types of researches, but they did not know the proper cause of this disease.

So there is no proper medicine for the treatment of this disease.

But

The following things are used for the treatment of this disease 

Home Remedies And Life Style Changes

Uterine fibroids home remedies

These are the following things which are available in your home.

And you can easily follow all these home remedies to treat uterine fibroids.

  • By maintaining weight 
  • Healthy lifestyle 
  • Proper food 
  • Take fruits and vegetables 
  • Yoga 
  • Massage 
  • Acupuncture

Medical treatment 

The medications used to treat fibroids in uterus are as follows

  • elagolix, which is present in the lingual medication elagolix/estradiol/norethindrone acetate (Oriahnn)
  • ganirelix acetate, an injectable medicine
  • cetrorelix acetate (Cetrotide), an injectable drug

Here I strongly recommend you to don’t take these medicines on your own. Always consult your physician.

People also ask

What causes uterine fibroids to grow?

The just cause of this disease cannot be known, but researchers show that Hormonal causes can cause this disease. So, This causes uterine fibroids to grow.

Are fibroids serious?

This is not a severe disease, but if it becomes too long and harsh, then it causes Cancer, and at this stage, it becomes a cruel disease.

What happens if fibroids go untreated?

This is not a severe disease, but if you do not treat this disease, it causes tumors, and with the time it becomes stiff and you will face many problems.

What is the best treatment for uterine fibroids?

MYOMECTRY is the best treatment of this disease. It is an operation where all the fibroids are removed from the uterus so that they can not cause disease.

Conclusion

This article is about a uterus disease, which does not appear first, but when it becomes severe, you will know that you are affected by this disease.

This disease is not much harmful, but if you do not treat it, then it will cause many severe problems.

If you are seeing any symptoms of uterine fibroids in you, consult your doctor. You can prevent yourself from these fibroids by maintaining a healthy life style.

I hope you found this article helpful!

If you still got any query related to this disease, feel free to ask me in comments.

Also if you were diagnosed by uterine fibroids, share your experience with me.

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Stay healthy ❤

Love, SUHANA ?

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