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1. What are the signs and symptoms to be managed in uterine fibroids?
The symptoms of uterine fibroids are: (1) prolonged and heavy menstrual bleeding, (2) pelvic discomfort or pain, (3) constipation, (4) backache and (5) frequent urination.
2. How are uterine fibroids diagnosed?
Uterine fibroids can be felt in the form of a firm, irregular mass during physical examination. The other tests may include transvaginal ultrasound, MRI, saline sonohysterography and hysteroscopy.
3. Is uterine fibroid a genetic condition?
Yes, fibroids have been observed to occur more likely in women with a family history of uterine fibroids, and there are no food and environmental factors that can induce fibroids.
4. Are fibroids curable?
Yes, fibroids are curable. They may shrink with time or can be treated with medications. In the worst cases if not treatable, they can be removed with surgery.
5. What are the homecare measures useful in the management of uterine fibroids?
There are no specific home care remedies to manage uterine fibroids, but the risk of uterine fibroids can be decreased with a healthy diet, fruits, vegetables and keeping the weight in control.
Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous abnormal growths of the uterus that often appear during reproductive age and don't show any kind of symptoms. Uterine fibroids also are known as leiomyomas, uterine myomas, fibromas, or myomas. Fibroids can range in size from small seedlings to masses that may distort or enlarge the uterus. There can be the presence of single or multiple fibroids.
The occurrence of symptoms may be based on the size, number, and location of tumors. Following are few of the signs and symptoms:
The specific cause of uterine fibroids is not known. But, the following are few of the factors that may cause fibroids:
Risk factors include:
Usually, uterine fibroids are diagnosed during routine pelvic examinations. While performing the pelvic exam, the doctor may find irregularities in the uterus. Then, he/she may suggest a few of the following tests to confirm the diagnosis:
Gynecologists and Obstetricians can treat uterine fibroids. Gynecologists can treat fibroids through medications or surgical procedures. Depending on the symptoms the treatment plan will be provided.
Usually, fibroids don't interfere with the pregnancy. However, it is possible that submucous fibroids may cause infertility or miscarriage. They may risk some of the complications like fetal growth restriction, placental abruption, and preterm delivery.
Minimally invasive procedures: