What are uterine fibroids?
Fibroids, or uterine fibroids a type of benign tumor of connective tissue. It develops in the tissues of the uterus. Fibroids – this is one of the most common diseases of female genital system: according to statistics, it is found in 35-45% of women older than 35 years. The disease-susceptible women of all ages, but mostly fibroids is found in women aged 35-50 years.
Why there is uterine cancer?
The exact causes of fibroids in a particular case is usually not possible to distinguish. The main causes are hormonal disorders, irregular or no satisfying sex life of woman. Its negative impact and may have a traumatic effect on the uterus during childbirth and diagnosis of gynecological diseases or abortion.
What are the symptoms of uterine fibroids?
Often with uterine myoma treatment is given when the disease has already expressed form. This is due to the fact that sometimes occurs practically asymptomatic fibroids. However, even if women have no complaints, fibroids detected during routine inspection, which should be done at least twice a year. As a rule, one of the first symptoms is to increase the duration and intensity of menstrual bleeding. Sometimes observed, and bleeding not associated with menstruation. Such conditions are dangerous because they can gradually lead to anemia – anemia. For large size of the tumor, it starts to compress the adjacent organs – rectum and bladder, which can lead to a breach of their duties. So sometimes fibroids are diagnosed a urologist or proctologist. If you find yourself in any of these symptoms, consult your gynecologist as soon as possible.
Diagnosis of uterine fibroids
Uterine fibroid treatment starts after diagnosis, which currently is not difficult. Fibroids detected during examination by a gynecologist, using ultrasound, using methods of biopsy, but in most cases the first two methods is quite sufficient.
Uterine fibroids: treatment by modern methods
Now, for the treatment, there are two basic methods: conservative and surgical. Usually in the early stages of uterine fibroids, conservative treatment can not only halt tumor growth, but also reduce its size. Conservative treatment is based on the use of hormones: androgens, progestogens. If uterine