The uterus is situated inside the pelvis and it is the main area where the baby develops. It is also known as the womb. The size of the uterus is generally similar to that of the lemon. Outgrowths that develop from the connective tissue and muscles of the wall of the uterus are known as uterine fibroids. They are also known as leiomyomas. The development of leiomyomas is usually benign meaning they are not malignant.
Fibroids are either present as single nodules or maybe as clusters. The size of the uterine fibroids is larger than 8 inches. They can grow and their size can be similar to that of watermelon. The location and size of the fibroids of the uterus can vary. Sometimes they can produce no symptoms and are known as asymptomatic fibroids. Their identification is only possible by performing a physical examination and additional tests by medical health professionals and doctors.
Fibroids are different for different women. The location of the fibroids can be outside the uterus or sometimes inside the uterus. Size can be small as clusters or nodules and can be large as a watermelon. For providing the best treatment doctors require proper information about the fibroid, its size, and the location.
Depending upon the location fibroids can be classified as:
They grow inside the uterine cavity or space where a baby grows and is known as a womb. These fibroids are generally situated inside the middle of the uterus.
They grow inside the uterine walls. The walls of the uterus surround the fibroids like the walls of the house. Intramural fibroids grow inside the muscular walls.
They are situated outside the uterus. Outgrowths in the case of subserosal fibroids are connected to the uterine walls.
The growth of the pedunculated fibroids is very rare in females. Generally, they grow outside the uterus. They are attached to the uterine wall via a thin stem. Their structure is similar to that of a mushroom and is known as mushroom-shaped fibroids.
Generally, uterine fibroids specifically do not produce any kind of symptoms and are known as asymptomatic fibroids. They are small generally, but the larger fibroids can produce a variety of symptoms. Some of them are listed below:
- Excessive bleeding during the menstruation
- Increased urination
- Pain in the lower back
- Chronic vaginal discharge
- Difficulty in urinating or feeling of fullness in the bladder
- Enlargement of the abdomen
The symptoms can vary from woman to woman. In some, the symptoms can be severe and in others, there are no symptoms. To most women, the symptoms subside after menopause as the hormone levels are stabilized. The treatment plan is different for every female depending upon the condition of the patient and the size and location of the fibroid.
Fibroids are very common in women and 40-80 percent of them suffer from uterine fibroids. Some women may not experience any visible or severe symptoms. As mentioned above, they are then known as asymptomatic fibroids. Immediate treatment is not required in asymptomatic fibroids. But in case the symptoms are severe or are getting worse, then treatment is required immediately.
There are many factors that can supplement the formation of fibroids. Some of the possible factors are given below:
- Inability to get pregnant
- Genetic history of fibroids and factors related to it
- Occurrence of periods at a very young age
- Late-onset of menopause
The exact cause of fibroids, or uterine fibroids to be precise, is unknown. Almost every female experiences fibroids when they are in their reproductive period.
The diagnosis of the fibroids starts with a physical examination first. Doctors who are treating you may ask about your medical history, genetic history, and other factors. To confirm the presence of fibroids some additional conformational tests are also performed by the doctors.
Information about these tests are given below:
Doctors will proceed by making a small cut in the lower abdomen. After that, a small tube will be inserted with a camera on it to examine the internal organs that are causing pain and/or discomfort.
It is an imaging test in which a catheter is placed transvaginally. Once it is ideally placed, saline is injected into the uterus via the catheter. The fluid is used to take clear images of the uterus.
It is an X-ray that is performed with contrast material. It is used to get a clear picture of the internal organs. It is usually performed in women who are undergoing infertility evaluation.
CT scan is used to capture clear and detailed images of the internal organs from various angles.
- Magnetic resource imaging [MRI]
A detailed image of your internal organs using sound waves and magnets is taken for examination.
It is a non-invasive procedure that helps to get images of the internal organs. These images are examined for possible complications.
It is a method in which your doctor will use a scope. A scope is a thin and flexible tube with a camera on it which is used for looking inside your uterus. This scope is passed through your vagina, cervix and into your uterus to look for possible complications.
Homoeopathy is used to treat every problem related to the human body. It is used preferably for treating uterine fibroids because it can cure this disease of its root cause by balancing the hormonal levels. Homeotherapy is also useful for treating the heavy menstrual bleeding and cramps which occur during menstruation. The medicines and pills which are prescribed by the homoeopathy doctor produce no side effects. It is considered safe during pregnancy as well. The duration of the standard treatment is from 6 months to 1 year depending upon the size of the fibroids and the severity of the symptoms. Patients should contact a qualified homoeopathic doctor before starting the treatment to get the best possible results.
As the homoeopathic treatment is very safe, free from side effects, and can cure all the problems from the root cause all the affected patients should consider homeotherapy rather than allopathy.