Happy #WellnessWednesday! Today we are back learning about Fibroids. Fibroids are abnormal growths that develop in or on a woman’s uterus. Noncancerous growths of the uterus that often appear during childbearing years. Also called leiomyomas (lie-o-my-O-muhs) or myomas.
Myomas are smooth, non-cancerous tumors that may develop in or around the uterus. Made partly of muscle tissue, myomas seldom develop in the cervix, but when they do, there are usually myomas in the larger, upper part of the uterus as well.
No one knows exactly what causes fibroids. They are thought to be caused by:
Hormones in the body
Genes (may run in families)
Fibroids can grow:
In the muscle wall of the uterus (myometrial)
Just under the surface of the uterine lining (submucosal)
Just under the outside lining of the uterus (subserosa)
On a long stalk on the outside the uterus or inside the uterus (pedunculated)
Heavy menstrual bleeding
Menstrual periods lasting more than a week
Pelvic pressure or pain
Difficulty emptying the bladder
Age (older women are at higher risk than younger women)
Family history of uterine fibroids
High blood pressure
No history of pregnancy
Vitamin D deficiency
Food additive consumption
Treatment for the symptoms of fibroids may include:
Intrauterine devices (IUDs) that release hormones to help reduce heavy bleeding and pain.
Tranexamic acid to reduce the amount of blood flow.
Iron supplements to prevent or treat anemia due to heavy periods.
Pain relievers, such as ibuprofen or naproxen, for cramps or pain.
Watchful waiting — You may have follow-up pelvic exams or ultrasounds to check the fibroid’s growth.
Types Of Fibroids:
Subserosal fibroids: These are the most common fibroids. They can push outside of the uterus into the pelvis. Subserosal fibroids can grow large at times and sometimes have a stalk that attaches to the uterus (pedunculated fibroid).
Intramural fibroids: These fibroids develop in the muscular wall of the uterus.
Submucosal fibroids: These fibroids are uncommon. They can grow into the open space inside the uterus and may also include a stalk.
Fibroids usually develop during childbearing years that is, after you go through puberty and before you go through menopause so children who have not yet gone through puberty don’t develop fibroids.
In fact, they’re quite rare among women younger than 20 years old.
Since young girls don’t yet have adult levels of these hormones, they do not develop fibroids.
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