Uterine Fibroids are described as lumps which grow on the uterus and it is considered a hormonal development that happens during periods. The fibroids may disappear once women attain menopause. In some women, the symptoms may be mild, but others may have heavy periods, low back pain and pressure in the belly, among others.
HOW IS UTERINE FIBROIDS DIAGNOSED?
The following tests are ordered by a gynecologist to diagnose uterine fibroids:
1. Ultrasound scan
HOW IS UTERINE FIBROIDS TREATED?
Many women with uterine fibroids experience no signs or symptoms, or only mildly annoying signs and symptoms that they can live with. If that's the case for you, watchful waiting could be the best option. Medications include:
• Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (Gn-RH) agonists
• Progestin-releasing intrauterine device (IUD)
• Tranexamic acid
In some case noninvasive MRI guided ultrasound surgery is done. Other surgical procedures include:
1. Abdominal myomectomy
Some websites and consumer health books promote alternative treatments, such as specific dietary recommendations, magnet therapy, black cohosh, herbal preparations or homeopathy.
DID YOU KNOW?
About 70 to 80 of women experience Uterine Fibroids by the age of 50.