They Say What aia Have in My Womb is a Uterine Fibroid
Author: Esteri Maina
We are all feminine yes, but we are different, which is why today many sisters around the globe have had to persevere such a statement as the one shown above from their gynecologists.
Frankly it is not easy for a woman to try to have a child, gets pregnant but just when the delivery is near, the doctors give her a shock of her lifetime-that a uterine fibroid in her uterine walls will complicate the process.
If these horrible growths have nothing to do with giving birth, then it will be other complication like heavy, extra painful and irregular periods.
Brief background information
Reliable research by gynecologists states that presence of increased levels of estrogen in pregnancy cause radical increase in size of fibroids.
It then shrinks back to normal only after the child is born. These range from the size of a quarter inch to that of a cantaloupe, which is why the uterus grows to a size of a five-month pregnancy.
These many not be just one, but may be many but do not always cause symptoms, their location and sizes in some women causes the discomfort in the lower abdomen and heavy bleeding.
Additionally, they may grow on the outer surface of the uterus, within its walls or attached to it by a stem like a structure.
Their exact causes are unclear but there is an observation that these could be connected to the both genetic predisposition and hormonal stimulation.
Most apparent signs
Depending on the number, their location and sizes, uterine fibroids may cause some or all of the following signs.
Pelvic pain and pressure or heaviness resulting from the bulk or weight of the fibroids pressing on the close parts is common.
It may also be felt on the back and legs due to the pressure the fibroids cause to the nerves.
Uncomfortable and uncommon pain during sexual relations as well. Pressure may be exerted on the bladder leading to constant urge to urinate.
If the same happens to the bowels, one may have constipation and that bloating feel and then abdominal enlargement.
Some women do experience heavy prolonged periods that are also irregular and at times blood clotting may cause to anemia.
Types of uterine fibroids
Subserosal fibroids are not known to cause period malfunctions but the pelvic pain associated to generalized pressure.
They are the kind that grows under the outside covering of the uterus; it expands outwards through the wall, giving it a distorted appearance.
They can also develop a stem making it hand to distinguish them from an ovarian mass.
Intramural fibroids develop within the uterus lining expanding inwards and at the same time expanding its size. These make it feel larger than usual size and are closely linked with menstrual problems as well as back pain.
Sub mucosal fibroids can be found under the lining of the uterus and they are rare, but if present may lead to heavy blood surging, heavy and extended periods.
Doctors detect fibroids via abdominal ultrasound, which is a painless process in which a radiologist moves a receiver or transducer about the size and shape of a computer mouse across the abdominal surface.
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