Fibroids – a non-cancerous tumour that develops in the uterus
Fibroids are tumours made of soft muscle cells and the fibrous connective tissue that develop in the uterus. The vital characteristic of a fibroids is that they are almost benign or non-cancerous. Of the two, cancerous fibroids are very rare and grow at different rates and can range from the size of a pea to the size of a watermelon. Even if the fibroids are too large, there are fibroids treatments available. There are mnay names given to fibroids to power their location in the uterus. Names are :
- Submucosal fibroids grow inside the uterine space when the baby grows during pregnancy.
- Intramural fibroids: They are embedded into the wall of the uterus itself.
- Subserosal fibroids are located outside the uterus and connected closely to the outside wall.
- Pedunculated fibroids are the least common types and are located outside the uterus and connected to the uterus with a thin stem.
Uterine fibroids – a tumour that grow in the wall of the uterus
Uterine fibroids, also called myomas or leiomyomas, are muscular tumours that grow on your uterus and rarely become cancer. Fibroids vary in size, shape and location as described above and can show up in your uterus, uterine wall and on its surface. They can also be attached to the uterus by a stem. Uterine fibroids mainly appear in women of childbearing age, i.e. when they are 30 to 40 years old but can develop at any age.
Symptoms of uterine fibroids
Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous growth of the uterus and are not associated with any risk of uterine cancer and almost never develop into cancer. The best treatment for fibroids is available. However, you can have a single fibroid or multiple ones too. In some cases, fibroids can expand the uterus, reach the rib cage, and add weight. Many women with uterine fibroids don show any symptoms; however, many symptoms can be seen owing to the size, location and number of fibroids. Some common signs of uterine fibroids are :
- Menstrual periods for more than a week
- Heavy periods
- Frequent urination
- Pelvic pressure
- Pelvic pain
- Leg pain
In rare cases, uterine fibroids cause acute pain. You must see a gynaecologist for fibroids treatment when you experience severe pelvic pain, painful periods, spotting and unexplained low red blood cell count. You need to get yourself checked as if left untreated, fibroids can laed to many other complications like labour problems, pregnancy problems, fertility problems, miscarriages and many more.
Uterine fibroids – leading causes and risk factors
Fibroids are a very common type of growth in your pelvis, and about 60 percent of people have them. Many do not experience any symptoms, so they don’t even realise they ahe them. The causes of terrine fibroids are unknown, as most happen in people of reproductive age. They are not typically seen in young people who have yet to have their first period. Some causes are
- Many fibroids contain changes in genes that differ from those in uterine muscle cells.
- Hormones. Estrogen and progesterone mainly stimulate the development of the uterine lining during each period in preparation for pregnancy and which can cause to promote the growth of fibroids.
- Other growth factors, like insulin, may affect fibroid growth.
- An extracellular matrix is a material that makes cells stick together, which can also cause the formation of fibroids.
Risk factors – fibroids development
If you have fibroids without symptoms, there is no need for fibroids treatment. If you have fibroids, they may grow if you become pregnant because of the increased blood flow as well as higher estrogen levels. They usually return to their original size after the delivery of the baby. You are at risk of developing uterine fibroids if :
- You have a higher body weight
- If you have a family history of fibroids
- If you do not have children
- If you are on an early onset of periods
- If you are late for menopause
Uterine fibroids – diagnose
Uterine fibroids are diagnosed during a routine examination with your gynaecologist. They can feel during a pelvic exam or gynaecology exam during prenatal care. Also, if a woman has symptoms like heavy bleeding or many others, it can ab a sign that you have it. There are many tests that can be done to confirm that you have fibroids, and according to ding best treatment for fibroids can be started by the doctor. Some test doctor may recommend are :
- Ultrasonography – a non-invasive imaging test that creates a picture of internal organs with sound waves.
- MRI is a test that creates detailed images of your internal organs using magnets and radio waves.
- CT scan – uses X-ray images t make a detailed image of internal organs from various angles.
- Hysteroscopy is a test done by your gynaecologist using a device called a scope to look at fibroids inside your uterus.
Uterine fibroids – Treatment options
There are mnay fibroids treatment options that work best for you and depend on whether you have symptoms, want to get pregnant, your age and the location of the fibroids. Consulting the best gynaecologist is the first thing that you should do. They will suggest the best treatment as per your condition.
- If you have no or mild symptoms, they will suggest you wait. Fibroids are non-cancerous and may grow slowly or not at all and may also shrink on their own after menopause.
- A gynaecologist may also suggest medications to treat your symptoms. Fibroids do not disappear but shrink with medications and can also help manage symptoms like bleeding and pain. They can suggest oral birth control pills as well to reduce bleeding. Also, vitamins and iron supplements can help with energy if you experience heavy bleeding.
- Surgery is the last option if you exercise moderate or severe symptoms of uterine fibroids. Some surgery options are myomectomy, endometrial ablation, UFE or UAE and Hysterectomy.
Why to choose Queen’s gynaecology for Fibroids treatment?
You must visit the gynaecologist if you are bothered by excessive bleeding, extreme pain during menstruation, frequent urination or pain during sex. Queen’s gynaecology offers some of the best treatments for fibroids. Queen’s gynaecology offers both surgical and non-surgical fibroids treatment in Delhi. Depending on the intensity of symptoms and patient preference, the expert gynaecologist here treats fibroids through a non-surgical treatment in which blood supply to fibroids is restricted and blocked by the procedure known as UFE. However, there is no single treatment for fibroids, and it depends and varies from case to case. At Queen’s gynaecology cost of fibroids treatment is affordable and easily accessible. However, the treatment cost varies per room type, nursing fee, room service, room stay, medical team, surgeon fees, dietician fees, medicines, diagnostic test, and the number of days to recover. Queen’s gynaecology is created to empower women by offering them equal health opportunities. The clinic offers customised treatment options that make it the best gynecologist in Delhi. Dr Priya Shukla and Dr Ruchi Tandon serve women and provide world-class laparoscopic and cosmetic surgeries in Delhi at Queen’s gynaecology. The clinic was created to offer a podium where women and girls can address their gynaecological and sexual well-being.