There are different reproductive organs in females. The female reproductive organs can develop different conditions due to different reasons. One of the important issue to discuss is the uterine fibroid. The uterine fibroids or noncancerous growths in the uterus should be treated at the earliest. Here are the risks and options to get rid of it. Please continue reading to learn more about it.

What is Uterine Fibroids?

These are noncancerous and less risky growths in the uterus. The uterine fibroid problem often occurs during childbearing years. They are also known as myomas and leiomyomas. They are not linked to uterine cancer and they have no tendency to turn cancerous.

The size of uterine fibroids can be different in different patients. In general, the size can be as small as a human eye and big enough to increase the uterus in size. The patient may have one or more of them. If uterine fibroids are big, they uterus can reach the rib cage.

A significant percentage of women may have this condition any time in their life. If there are no symptoms, the persons may not be able to know if this problem exists. A prenatal ultrasound or pelvic examination can help a doctor discover them.

Symptoms of Uterine Fibroids

There are signs that can indicate the presence of uterine fibroid. It is also possible that there is no symptom despite having this condition. The size, location, and the number of fibroids can be indicated by the symptoms. Here are the most common signs:

  • Constipation
  • Frequent urination
  • Pelvic pain or pressure
  • Leg pains or a backache
  • Difficulty during urination
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Menstrual periods longer than seven days

Causes of Uterine Fibroids

For different people, the causes of the problem are different. To date, doctors do not know the exact causes of uterine fibroids. As per research, they can be caused due to the followings:

  • Hormones: Progesterone and estrogen are two hormones that are believed to cause fibroids.
  • Genetic Changes: The changes in the genetic can also be a cause of uterine fibroids in some cases.
  • Other Growth Factors: The fibroid growth can be affected by substances that maintain body tissues.

Complications due to Uterine Fibroids

In most cases, uterine fibroids are not risky but they can cause discomfort and complications such as anemia due to much blood loss. That is why the experts at the Euromed Clinic Center Dubai suggest women with this condition to undergo a suitable treatment option.

Pregnancy and Fibroids

This condition does not stop a female from getting pregnant but it can cause different complications such as preterm delivery, placental abruption, and fetal growth restriction. In some cases, the person can become infertile or the pregnancy can become unviable.

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Right Time to Visit a Doctor

This condition is not risky but treating timely is important to avoid possible complications. If you have the following, visit your doctor at the earliest:

  • If your pelvic pain is not ending
  • If you face difficulty when you empty the bladder
  • If you have bleeding or spotting between periods
  • If you have painful, overly heavy, or prolonged periods

Uterine Fibroid Treatment

The doctors at the Euromed Clinic Center Dubai are well versed with different techniques to treat uterine fibroid. Our expert doctors will recommend a treatment after knowing the patient’s age, patient’s overall health, and the size of the fibroids. The three notable options are:

  • Surgery
  • Medications
  • Minimally invasive procedures

If you have similar symptoms, book an appointment to know your options.

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Dr. Maria Nikolopoulou
Dr. Maria is an Obstetrics and Gynaecology Specialist with more than 25 years of experience, the past five of which she has practiced in the UAE where she has developed a loyal list of patients. After studying at the University of Texas, she was awarded a scholarship for the duration of her medical studies for her outstanding performance, graduating with as an MD from UHSA. Following this, she received special training In Urogynecology – Urodynamics, Colposcopy, Infertility, Endocrinology and Menopause at Kings Mill Hospital in the UK, before working with Prof. K. Nicolaides at the…
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