A number of women are living with Fibroids without realising. With an enstimation of one in three people with Fibroids have noticeable symptoms. Fibroids are growths that develop in and around the womb, however they are non cancerous, if they do not lead to any pain, then they are no cause for concern.
Some fibroids can cause a huge amount of pain and discomfort, although some fibroids are severe and require surgery, some are just mild and manageable with meds.
The following are common symptoms of fibroids.
#An increase in menstrual bleedingP
#Pain, which is commonly associated with the days that you are menstruating but subsides after taking pain killers (ibuprofen).
#Heavy and painful periods
#Pain in your back and stomach, as well as pain during sex.
Depending on the size and the location of fibroids, its possible for them to compress the bladder which can cause urinary symptoms. This is a rare case and usually occurs in those that are aged 30-50 years.
According to Dr Alex Garcia-Foura, a scientific director at international fertility group,Fibroids can increase the risk of miscarriage in the first pregnancy trimester. They can however after birth cause haermorrhages which can require a transfusion. In more complex cases, when multiple fibroids are found, or they are large medical treatment and stronger drugs may be necessary to reduce their size or laparoscopic surgery will be the only solution.
Types of fibroids include:
#Intramural, which develops on the wall of the womb.
#Subserosal, develops outside the wall of the womb.
#Submucosal, develops in the muscle layer beneath the womb’s lining and then grow into the cavity.