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"Uterine fibroids" a popular disease of women of all ages

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"Uterine fibroids" a popular disease of women of all ages

Uterine fibroids another common and prevalent disease in women, it affects about 25 percent of women age 35 and older, and 1 in 3 women of childbearing age. They can be found at a specific location in the uterus. With different sizes it may have one or more lumps, some are slow-growing, some are fast-growing. But what is worrying is that many women do not know they are in the risk group or are unaware that they have this disease. Since the tumors in the uterus do not have any obvious symptoms, they are often discovered by chance during annual health check-ups or consultation with a doctor regarding other diseases.


How many types of uterine fibroids are there?

There are both common and cancerous types of uterine fibroids. Most of them arise from the muscle layer of the uterus that is more common than the fibroids. Which has 2 major types of tumors:

  • Caused by the muscles. Or caused by having other meat inserted into the muscle of the uterus
  • Endometriosis that is inserted into the uterus or there are many polyps together in a larger group

Menstrual irregularities may be symptoms of uterine fibroids

Menstrual irregularity is an indication or warning signs of uterine fibroids, there may be abdominal pain or not. Which abdominal pain is usually caused by changes in the tumor, such as enlargement and insufficient blood supply to the tumor. Ischemic tumor or abdominal pain because the tumor presses and squeezes other organs until it causes pain, and feel like having a heavy lump in the stomach and causing frequent urination, constipation, and abdominal pain while having intercourse as well.


Uterine fibroids treatment

Treatment of uterine fibroids can be done in several ways. Depending on the symptoms and the nature of the tumor and overall patient factors such as age, need for fertility, pregnancy, which some patients can be treated with medication. But in some cases, doctors may consider surgical treatment. This includes both standard abdominal surgery methods and laparoscopic surgery that is popular and has advantages in many areas and one advantage is that the incision is small. Patients lose less blood, less pain, and take less time to recuperate. Faster recovery and help reduce the incidence of postoperative complications.


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