About Uterine
Fibroids

Abnormal growths that develop in or on a woman’s uterus are what
we call Uterine Fibroids. Often these tumors become quite large and
cause severe abdominal pain and heavy periods. They cause no clues
or symptoms at all in some cases. The masses are typically benign, or
noncancerous and the cause of this remains unknown.

  • Leiomyomas
  • Myomas
  • Uterine Myomas
  • Fibromas

About Uterine
Fibroids

Abnormal growths that develop in or on a woman’s uterus are what
we call Uterine Fibroids. Often these tumors become quite large and
cause severe abdominal pain and heavy periods. They cause no clues
or symptoms at all in some cases. The masses are typically benign, or
noncancerous and the cause of this remains unknown.

  • Leiomyomas
  • Myomas
  • Uterine Myomas
  • Fibromas
According to studies, up to 80 percent of women have fibroids by the age
of 50. Still, most women show no symptoms and may never discover they
have fibroids.

What are Fibroids?

Fibroids are benign (non-cancerous) growths within the uterine muscle, also known as myomas or leiomyomas.

How common fibroids?

Fibroids are extremely common, and approximately 50% of women will have fibroids. Most fibroids are small and asymptomatic, but 40% of women with fibroids will present with some symptoms.

What are the types of fibroids?

There are 4 types of Fibroids. Fibroids are classified according to their location in the Uterus.

Types of Fibroids
Subserosal

Fibroids develop in the outer portion of the uterus and continue to grow outward.

Intramural

Fibroids are the most common type and develop in the uterine wall and expand

Submucosal

Fibroids are the Least common and develop within the uterine cavity, causing excessive and prolonged menstrual bleeding 

Pedunculated

Fibroids Grows from “stems” either inside the uterine wall or outside the uterus

Intramural Fibroid
(75%)

Submucosal Fibroid
(15%)

Pednuculated Subserosal fibroid

Subserosal Fibroid
(10%)

Cervical Fibroid
(1-2%)

Pednuculated Submucosal Fibroid

What causes fibroids?

The cause of fibroids is not known. Fibroids are more common in women who do not have children and also common in Afro-Caribbean women. Fibroids are known to be estrogen-dependent. That’s why they grow in size during pregnancy and shrink after menopause. It’s unknown why fibroids develop, but various factors may impact their formation.

Hormones | Family History | Pregnancy

Symptoms of fibroids

The symptoms will depend on the number of tumors you have as well as their position and volume. For example, submucosal fibroids may cause huge menstrual bleeding and difficulty in conceiving. Some of the symptoms are listed below:

How can you prevent Uterine Fibroids?

  • Fibroids cannot be limited, but some research infers certain lifestyle habits can lessen your chances.
  • One research observed that high-sugar diets might be associated with a high risk in some women.
  • Another study uncovered that consuming fresh fruits and cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, arugula, collard greens, and turnip greens could reduce your odds.
  • Cruciferous vegetables are plentiful in beta-carotene, vitamins C, E, and K, folate, and other minerals and packed with fiber.
  • Regular exercise has proven records in decreasing the risks of uterine fibroids in most women.

Treating Uterine Fibroids:

If you have uterine fibroids, you may or may not require treatment. It depends on whether they cause you any problems because not all fibroids grow. Even large ones may not cause any symptoms, and most shrink after menopause.
However, there are multiple ways to treat fibroids. The treatment that serves best for you will depend on whether you hold symptoms, desire to get pregnant, your age, and your fibroids position.

Treating Uterine Fibroids:

If you have uterine fibroids, you may or may not require treatment. It depends on whether they cause you any problems because not all fibroids grow. Even large ones may not cause any symptoms, and most shrink after menopause.
However, there are multiple ways to treat fibroids. The treatment that serves best for you will depend on whether you hold symptoms, desire to get pregnant, your age, and your fibroids position.

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Watchful waiting

If you have only moderate symptoms — or zero symptoms — your doctor may advise you to wait and see. Fibroids aren’t destructive, and they spread slowly or not at all. They also may flinch or go away after menopause.

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Medications

Medications for fibroids manage your symptoms. Fibroids won’t go away but might recoil with some medicines. They can also assist with traits like pain and bleeding. Oral birth control can lessen bleeding. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory pills such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen can aid ease pain. Iron supplements and Vitamins can serve with energy if you’re bleeding heavily and ought anemia as a result.

MYTHS

FACTS

  • MYTH: Hysterectomy is the only Fibroid Treatment option
  • MYTH: Fibroids Are Meant to be Removed On Priority
  • MYTH: Sexual Functions Within the Body is Hampered After Fibroids Treatment
  • MYTH: Fibroid Treatment Will Stop You From Being Pregnant Ever Again
  • MYTH: Seek Fibroids Treatment Only When You Observe Symptoms

It is one of the most common myths that is believed by most women that invasive surgery treatment, Hysterectomy is the only option for treating Fibroid conditions. Under Hysterectomy, the uterus is removed either partially or fully to help the patients get rid of the condition. It is not the case because this treatment is recommended only to patients whose fibroid condition has worsened and cannot be treated by any other available methods. The people of Nigeria who are seeking treatment for Fibroids from the best Indian doctors must know that Hysterectomy is a permanent cure and not a treatment. It might be a required option for women but is not the only treatment option. There are several less invasive options available for women to seek treatment for fibroids. You need to get in touch with the Indian experts who have set up camps in Nigeria for ideal treatment options that are suitable for you.

One of the most common myths that the medical experts get to hear from the patients is that the Fibroids need to be removed from the uterus permanently for a speedy cure. The basic science behind fibroid treatment is what will debunk this myth. As per the scientific explanation, not all fibroids require removal from the uterus. Depending upon the condition of the fibroids they are usually shrinking the size of the fibroid tumors with minimally invasive treatment options. Therefore, if you are about to get your fibroid surgery done by Indian medical experts, make sure to get diagnosed and get insight into whether you need removal or just shrinking of fibroids for treating the condition. It is a pure myth that removing fibroids is the only option.

There are surgical and non-surgical treatments destined for Fibroid treatment. The benefit of approaching non-surgical fibrods removal treatment is that the sex life remains unhampered. One such common method is Uterine Fibroid Embolization that is meant to reduce the size of the fibroid, which will relieve the pain conditions during sex after you recover from the treatment. You can get in touch with the Indian doctors who have set up camps in Nigeria for better clarity on which treatment will affect you in what ways. Some surgical methods might regulate your sexual functions, but if your condition is at the beginning stage, your sexual functions will not be hampered adversely. So, get this myth out of your head today!

Not all, but some treatments that involve removal of the uterus will stop you from conceiving. But, it is not the only option available with the medical experts. Therefore, it is not a compulsion to lose your conceiving ability after fibroids Surgery. As per the Indian medical experts, there are fibroid treatments such as UFE or Laparoscopy that allow preservation of the uterus that do not hamper women’s conceiving ability. This treatment has no interference with the fertility aspects of women. For more information on fertility associated with Fibroid treatment, reach out to the surgical camps set up in Nigeria by the Indian doctors who are available to attend to your questions and conditions.

At times, the symptoms of Fibroids are very mild, and women take it to light to neglect the diagnosis. It should not be the case as fibroids, when they go unattended, can give rise to serious complications. Some fibroid conditions might not cause complications in the initial days, but still, they are unpredictable. The growth of fibroids within the body is based upon several factors. Therefore, getting a diagnosis done by the experts right at the time when you experience mild symptoms is better than neglecting and waiting for it to grow. Due to fibroids, you might experience heavy loss of blood every month, which can bring up serious consequences. Heavy bleeding can cause Anaemia. Apart from that, fibroids react to hormonal changes and can grow very fast, and can take up a large shape in a short span of time. So, make sure you reach out to professional Indian doctors in Nigeria to get an idea of your conditions.