Fibroids

A muscular tissue mass is sometimes developed in the lining of uterus which is known as Fibroids. These are a kind of common non-cancerous tumors with women undergoing menopause. Health care professional calls these tumors with varied names such as uterine leiomyomas, fibromas, myofibromas, mayomas and fibromyomas. Developments can be of varied sizes.

Sometimes they show whole lot of symptoms and in some cases, they do not show a symptom at all. No symptom means not an idea for the development of fibroid in uterus. Fibroids have a remarkable symptom i.e. too much of bleeding. This symptom normally makes women to contact and consult their health care professional immediately. Consequently, you would know you have a fibroid and in some instances more then a fibroid.

Fibroid other then bleeding can show other symptoms like pressure and pain around pelvic region, bleeding of abnormal nature, pain during sex and infertility.

Factors participating in formation of fibroids are unknown till now however, hormones and genetics are thought to play a great role for their development. Studies have shown that they shrink and grow with the changing levels of estrogen and researches are still not enough to know what makes fibroids grow among some women and absent among other.

Reproductive years are considered the time for the development of fibroids where as they grow in their sizes while pregnancy. Estrogen levels drop while menopause, causing shrinking of fibroids. Aside from estrogen levels, other hormones contributing with the growth and shrinking of fibroids are growth hormone, prolactin and progesterone.

There exists variety for the treatment of fibroids and removing symptoms.

It has been seen that age is another factor, which increases the vulnerability for fibroid development. Race is another factor, which contributes a handsome share towards development of the fibroids. As mention above hereditary is a chief factor contributing fibroid development so look out if your family have history for fibroid development. Other factors for fibroid development are obesity and hypertension.

Following are the kinds of fibroids:

  • Submucosal Fibroids grow in the uterine cavity on the wall of uterine. They are painful, cause bleeding, and may result in infertility.
  • Subserosal Fibroids are muscular growth on outside of the uterine wall. They may result in building pressure over bladder and cause bloating of intestine and pain.
  • Intramural Fibroids are developments restricted to the wall of the uterine. This the common type of fibroid and shows same symptoms as other fibroids do.
  • Pendunculated are sort of stalk coming out of uterus in to cavity of uterine. They have mushroom like structure. They show symptoms like pain, nausea and fever.