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Uterus Fibroids – To Worry or Not To Worry

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Fibroids on uterus are tumours in the uterus and they are made up of smooth muscle tissue. Uterus fibroids can cause complication in pregnancy. Some of the symptoms of uterine fibroids include bloating or discomfort in the area, urinary and intestinal symptoms, abnormal heavy bleeding, intense pelvic and back pain, and a pregnant-like appearance.
Diagnose and treatment of fibroids
They are found mostly during a routine internal examination if your doctor notices a lump or an irregular uterus. If painful or recurring symptoms persist, your doctor may ask you for an ultrasound to distinguish fibroids from cysts, tumours and other pelvic masses. If the fibroids grow on the inner lining of the uterus or inside the uterine cavity, they can also be seen using a hysteroscope, which is a viewing tube inserted up through the vagina and cervix into the uterus. Fibroids can be treated by applying surgical and non-surgical methods. Asymptomatic fibroids do not need treatment.
• Hormone therapy
This includes drug treatments, lowering the oestrogen levels and causing the fibroids to shrink. However, the drugs often cause menopause-like symptoms such as hot flushes, vaginal dryness and decreased bone density and thus a course of treatment usually lasts only three to six months. Fibroids can often continue growing once the hormone therapy is stopped.
• Hysterectomy
The uterus is removed from the body. After this surgical treatment, women cannot conceive and hence it is avoided.
• Myolysis
A needle is inserted directly in the fibroids to freeze or electrify and destroy them.
• Uterine Artery Embolization
Polyvinyl beads are utilized to block the uterine artery which starves the fibroids.
• Myomectomy:
The fibroid is removed surgically without removing the uterus.
• Endometrial ablation
This is used for fibroids that grow in the inner layer of the uterus. Endometrial tissue is removed from the inner lining of the womb, where the fibroid has grown, using laser energy, and a heated wire loop, microwave heating or hot fluid in a balloon.
Some of the above treatments carry varying degrees of side effects, as an alternative people often look for safer fibroids natural cure. Natural treatment includes herbal therapy, acupuncture and aroma therapy. Drinking sufficient amounts of filtered water can help as a simple fibroids natural cure. Complete bed rest must be taken when symptoms grow worst. Foods rich in iron (such as lean red meat and spinach) must be taken and also iron supplements, if needed to avoid anaemia caused by heavy menstrual bleeding. A hot water bottle against your tummy or have a warm bath can be taken to get a relief from pain.