Uterine fibroids are a common disease in women. Most will have no symptoms. The exact cause is still unknown. But believe that some of them are genetic And estrogen, a sex hormone in women, can stimulate tumors to grow.
What are uterine fibroids and how many types?
Dr. Setheerapong Jarusinthanakorn, MD. Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology superwallet Reproductive Medicine and Gynecological Laparoscopic Surgery World Medical Hospital states that there are 3 types of uterine fibroids:
Uterine muscle tumors
Symptoms of uterine fibroids
Most patients with uterine fibroids do not have symptoms. Patients whose symptoms are usually caused by uterine fibroids. And fibroids in the uterine muscles that are large and crowded into the uterus Symptoms will be menstruation for a long time. Heavy menstrual pain In cases with very large tumors It may be able to feel the lump on the abdomen Or there are symptoms of tumors pressing and squeezing nearby organs such as constipation, difficulty urinating
"Uterine fibroids" cause having a difficult child
In addition, uterine fibroids are also one of the causes of infertility. Tumors cause the uterine cavity to have an abnormal shape. Causing the embryo to not be implanted in the uterine cavity In addition, if a pregnancy does occur, it may lead to miscarriages or subsequent miscarriages.
Uterine fibroids treatment
If there are no symptoms, no treatment is required, just follow up with periodic ultrasound to see the size of the tumor. But in cases where symptoms are present, treatment is necessary. Treatment starts with medication. To reduce menstrual volume or reduce menstrual pain But for those who do not respond to drug treatment, surgery is necessary. Which includes both endoscopic surgery and open abdominal surgery This will depend on the size and location of the uterine fibroids.