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Leiomyoma of uterus: All you need to know

About


They are noncancerous growths of the uterus that often appear during childbearing years.


Their occurrence increases with age, and they are found in 20–50% of women older than 30 years.[1]


- Requires ultrasound and lab tests for diagnosis
- Can last for years or lifetime
- Occurs only in women


Leiomyomas of the uterus (or uterine fibroids) are benign tumors that arise from the overgrowth of smooth muscle and connective tissue in the uterus. Risk factors include a family history of fibroids, obesity, or early onset of puberty.


Age Affected: Between 14–18 - often; between 19–60 - most often; above 60 - rare


Symptoms


Many women with these fibers dont have many symptoms. In women who have symptoms, the common symptoms include:


- Heavy menstrual bleeding
- Menstrual periods lasting more than a week
- Pelvic pressure or pain
- Frequent urination
- Difficulty emptying the bladder
- Constipation
- A backache or leg pains


Treatment


Surgery: Your doctor may conduct surgery like hysterectomy, laparoscopic surgery, and uterine myomectomy to remove leiomyomas of the uterus.


Medications: Your doctor may prescribe you with medicines like birth control pills, hormone control pills, and pills to slow the production of hormones involved in sexual health. These may shrink the fibers without eliminating them.


Specialists: At mfine, you can consult gynecologists about this health issue, who, in turn, would treat you with a holistic treatment program.

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