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Uterine Fibroids

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Fibroids are generally non-cancerous growths or tumours that can develop in the uterus.  Rarely fibroids can turn into cancer called leiomyosarcoma. They are made up of muscle tissue and can vary in size, ranging from small, seed-like structures to larger masses that can cause the uterus to expand.

 

Fibroids are quite common, and many women may have them without even knowing it because they often don't cause noticeable symptoms.

 

The symptoms of fibroids can be divided into 4 main categories:

  1. Abnormal menstrual bleeding: Fibroids can cause heavier or longer periods.

  2. Pressure symptoms: Larger fibroids can press against nearby organs, causing discomfort or frequent urination or difficulty emptying the bladder

  3. Pain symptoms: Pelvic pain and discomfort, back pain or nerve pain and pain associated with fibroid breakdown

  4. Fertility issues: troubles falling pregnancy and recurrent miscarriages

 

Not all fibroids cause issues and require treatment, however if you are experiencing symptoms we at the gynaecological office of Dr Marina Demyanenko would be happy to discuss possible treatment options with you. Treatment options depend on factors like the size, location, and severity of symptoms. Treatment may include medication, non-invasive procedures, or surgery to remove the fibroids either with key-hole surgery, open surgery of a transvaginal approach.

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