Fibroids, also known as uterine leiomyomas, are noncancerous growths that develop in the uterus. They are composed of muscle and fibrous tissue.
Common symptoms of fibroids include heavy or prolonged menstrual periods, pelvic pain or pressure, frequent urination, difficulty emptying the bladder, constipation, backache, and infertility.
Fibroids can be diagnosed through various methods such as pelvic exams, ultrasound, , hysteroscopy, or laparoscopy.
The treatment options for fibroids depend on the severity of symptoms, the size and location of the fibroids, and the patient’s desire for future fertility. Treatment options may include medication, minimally invasive procedures, or surgery.
Yes, certain medications can help manage the symptoms of fibroids. Your consultant gynecologist at Femcity Hospitals will be able to suggest what kind of medication suits you best.
Surgery may be recommended if the fibroids cause severe symptoms, affect fertility, or if other treatments have been ineffective. Surgical options include myomectomy (removal of fibroids while preserving the uterus) or hysterectomy (removal of the uterus).
Fibroids can sometimes recur after treatment. The likelihood of recurrence depends on various factors, such as the size and number of fibroids, the chosen treatment method, and the patient’s age.
It is not possible to prevent the development of fibroids entirely. However, maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, and managing stress may help reduce the risk of fibroid growth.