What are Fibroids?Can fibriods turns to cancer???
Fibroids are benign growths in the uterus. Depending on their location, symptoms of fibroids may be heavy menstrual bleeding, pain, or pressure on the bladder, bowels or back. Fibroids are the most common benign tumor in humans, affecting 40% of women over 40 years of age. They are the reason for one third of all hysterectomies [removal of the uterus] performed each year in the United States. Slightly larger numbers of African American women are affected with fibroids, but they cause suffering for women of all ages and ethnic groups.
How are they treated?
Depending on the symptoms which fibroids are causing, different medical therapies are available. Hormonal suppression may decrease the amount of blood loss caused by fibroids, at least temporarily. If the fibroids are causing pain and pressure, medicine is available which will shrink the uterus, again, lasting only short term. Surgery for fibroids is either removal of the uterus and fibroids together; this is called a hysterectomy. If fertility is desired, a myomectomy, or removal of the fibroids will preserve the chance of child bearing. Myomectomy carries with it the additional high risk of recurrence. Both of these surgeries are usually done through a large incision in the abdominal wall. Typical hospital stays are four days, and recovery takes about 6 weeks.
Almost never. A cancer called sarcoma in the uterus may resemble fibroids. This is rare, affecting only a few women. Whether sarcomas are fibroids which are not treated, or a new disease is not known. Even though fibroids are not cancer, the symptoms they may cause are anything but benign. Pain and heavy bleeding may be a disabling side effect of fibroids. Women should seek their health providers advise as soon as they experience a change in normal bleeding pattern, or pelvic pressure.
Symptoms of fibroids
>>Spotting between periods
>>A sensation of heaviness or pressure in the back, bowel and bladder
>>A lump or swelling in the lower abdomen.
Fibroids may require treatment in the following circumstances:
1. Fibroids are growing large enough to cause pressure on other organs, such as the bladder.
2. Fibroids are growing rapidly
3. Fibroids are causing abnormal bleeding
4. Fibroids are causing problems with fertility.
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