Treatment of fibroids

Medically Reviewed by Dr Sravya, MBBS, MS 


Smooth muscle cells and fibrous connective tissue combine to form tumor-like growths known as fibroids, which are usually found inside the uterus. It is assumed that 70 to 80% of women will develop fibroids in the course of their lives; in any case, not every woman will develop symptoms or require fibroids treatment. Fibroids treatment options range from medication and minimally invasive procedures to surgery, depending on the size, symptoms, and patient’s preferences.

The main attribute of fibroids is that they’re quite often harmless or noncancerous. All things considered, a few fibroids start as diseases; however, harmless fibroids can’t become malignant growths. Various studies have shown that fibroids develop at different rates in any situation when a woman has multiple fibroids. They can go from the size of a pea to, at times, the size of a watermelon. Regardless of whether fibroids develop to that extent, we offer opportune and successful treatment to give alleviation.

The uterine fibroids are noncancerous. They are otherwise called leiomyomas and myomas. Many women do not experience any signs or symptoms, while some experience pain, bleeding, or both and may receive fibroids treatment. Uterine fibroids are developments inside or on the walls of the uterus. Their target positions are smooth muscle cells and connective tissue.

Development of fibroids is more normal from the age of 30 to the age when menopause starts. They generally shrink after menopause.  At the point when a fibroid is cancerous, it is known as a leiomyosarcoma. Having prior fibroids does not increase the risk of developing a leiomyosarcoma.

A few other central issues about uterine fibroids you should know about:

What Are The Fibroids?

There are various types of fibroid and fibroids treatments. The fundamental types of fibroids are:

Who Is At Risk Of Fibroids?

Different elements can affect the risk of developing fibroids and choosing the best treatment for fibroids.

Fibroids Versus Cyst

Ovarian cysts are one more kind of development that can be fostered inside the female reproductive system. These liquid-filled sacs are noncancerous and frequently asymptomatic, very much like fibroids.

At the point when side effects do happen, they can likewise bring about pelvic agony, swelling, and changes to the period.

Symptoms Of Fibroids

Symptoms will rely upon the amount of tumors as well as the area and size. For example, submucosal fibroids might bring heavy menstrual bleeding and difficulty in pregnancy.

Fibroids may even shrink at the time of menopause or after menopause. The reason can be estrogen and progesterone levels drop during menopause. These hormones promote fibroid development.

Symptoms of fibroids include:

How Fibroids Diagnosed?

Fibroids are most frequently found during physical examination. Your doctor might feel a firm, irregular bump during an abdomen or pelvic test.

These tests are the two primary choices: 

Fibroids Treatment

A specialist will suggest the best treatment for fibroids according to your age, the size of your fibroids, and your general well-being. The treatment plan may contain a combination of medicines, home remedies, and many more.

1. Home cures

Home cure includes the following options. However, it is important to ask the doctor before trying any home remedies for fibroids, especially when you are on any medications. Some home remedies may interact with medications which may lead to worsening of symptoms. Note that home remedies cannot be a substitute for medical treatment.

2. Medications

Medications to manage your hormone levels might be endorsed to contract the fibroids. It is very important to talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of any medication before you start taking any of it.

3 .Medical procedures

There are various medical procedures used to treat fibroids. The procedure that is best for you will be suggested depending on your symptoms, the size and location of fibroids, and mainly your desire to preserve your fertility.

Some of the most common medical procedures prescribed for fibroid treatment include:

The doctor will give you details about the risks and benefits of any medical procedure, as procedures such as myomectomy and UAE, may have a higher risk of complications than others.

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