Treatment for these cases may include medication to relieve symptoms, or surgery for more severe cases.
Fibroids, also known as myoma, are tumors that grow in the uterine walls. They are usually benign but can range in size and quantity. Uterine fibroids are most common in women in their 40s and early 50s. The cause of fibroids is unknown, but they may be affected by hormones and genetics. Most fibroids do not turn into cancer, but can lead to pregnancy complications.
In many cases, women do not experience symptoms from fibroids. Treatment may not be necessary for these cases. Other women may experience:
- Heaving bleeding
- Feeling of fullness
- Enlargement of abdomen
- Lower back pain
- Pain during sex
- Frequent urination
Treatment for these cases may include medication to relieve symptoms, or surgery for more severe cases. Surgeries can include a myomectomy to remove the fibroids or a hysterectomy to remove the uterus. Other treatment options are also available to keep symptoms at a minimum and preserve your overall health.