If a woman on the basis of ultrasound the doctor said that she had uterine fibroids, of course, it includes anxiety, panic. Why there was uterine fibroids and what is it? Do not despair and be upset, be sure to repeat after the next menstrual period examined by the same doctor on the machine with a vaginal probe, and to be sure the other specialist to accurately confirm or exclude the diagnosis.
What are uterine fibroids, symptoms and treatments, causes and how to treat uterine fibroids – these questions will be discussed in this article.
What are uterine fibroids?
- Uterine fibroids, and uterine leiomyoma, fibroid – a benign tumor (non-oncology), where the growth occurs in the walls of the cervix or in the walls of the uterus itself. The size of this proliferation can be a few millimeters and a few centimeters, more often in women occurs multiple fibroids, formed when several tumors.
- For convenience, estimates of the fibroids, gynecologists use the size of the uterus analogy in women during pregnancy, 4 weeks, 12 weeks, etc. Given the location of the uterine fibroids, in medicine, there are a few terms: subserous fibroids – when the tumor is located on the outside on the surface of the uterus, under the shell. that separates the abdominal cavity of the uterus. Intramuscular or interstitial fibroids – located within the muscle wall of the uterus myoma in this case.
Submucosal fibroids or submucosal – when the tumor grows within the uterus, just under the mucous membrane and is in its lumen.
- Uterine fibroids on the leg – this is not a separate graduation as fibroids can be subserous on norzhke and submucosa on the leg. Only the foot can be narrow or wide, ie fibroids on a broad basis. The causes of uterine fibroids in women development of fibroids is a consequence of hormonal disorders in women, it is considered the main cause of uterine fibroids. In this most fibroids formed in young women, and can themselves dissolve during menopause, while when the estrogen level is markedly reduced.
Thus, the main causes of uterine fibroids: Hereditary predisposition Hormonal disorders Adenomyosis inflammatory gynecological diseases, and metabolic disorders, diabetes, chronic diseases of internal organs Prolonged or constant stress – which suppress the ovaries, adrenal glands, thyroid, sedentary lifestyle, obesity, frequent abortions (effects), the use of intrauterine devices Lack of orgasm during intercourse.