Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths of the uterus that often appear during Reproductive years. Uterine fibroids are associated with an increased risk of ENDOMETRITIS. Fibroids range in size from seedlings, undetectable by the human eye, to bulky masses that can distort and enlarge the uterus. You can have a single fibroid or multiple ones. In extreme cases, multiple fibroids can expand the uterus so much that it reaches the rib cage and can add weight.
TYPES OF FIBROIDS
These fibroids develop in the muscular wall of the uterus mostly leading to increase in surface area of Uterus
These fibroids are uncommon. They can grow into the open space inside the uterus
These fibroids can grow large at times and have a stalk that attaches to the Uterus like a hanging bag.
These are the most common fibroids. They can push outside of the uterus into the pelvis.
How to know if you have FIBROIDS?
Abnormal bleeding, such as the bleeding that occurs with fibroids and heavy periods, often lasts more than 10 days per month. This fibroid symptom involves persistent bleeding between cycles, which can severely impact your quality of life.
Pelvic Discomfort Women with large fibroids may feel heaviness or pressure in their lower abdomen or pelvis. Often this is described as a vague discomfort rather than a sharp pain.
Difficulty Getting Pregnant
Changes in the shape of the cervix can affect the number of sperm that can enter the uterus. Changes in the shape of the uterus can interfere with the movement of the sperm or embryo.
Low Back Pain
A fibroid on the back of the uterus may press against the muscles and nerves of the lower back, resulting in back pain.
For some women, the unfortunate reality is that fibroids cause frequent urination. Along with heavy bleeding, severe cramps, a swollen abdomen, and low energy, frequent urination with fibroids is a common effect of these benign but bothersome tumours.
Enlargement Of The Abdomen
Large fibroids can lead to swelling and discomfort in the lower abdomen or cause constipation or painful bowel movements