Uterine Fibroids, An Enemy That You Must Attack

If you have any of these symptoms, it is time to worry. You may be a victim of the dreaded fibroids.

It is said that 1 in 5 women of childbearing age can develop fibroids, generally benign (non-cancerous) tumors that develop in the uterus and that can bring some complications to the life of those who have them.

Although there is still no evidence that tells us why they are caused, it is believed that genetics and their inheritance influence to a great extent, as well as the different hormonal processes that each woman has.

What you should be clear about is that the appearance of these tumors varies from woman to woman, as there is no “rule” in their development, you can have several fibroids of different sizes, both inside or outside the uterus or you can have only one, but of great proportions.

However, like all diseases, there are always some signs that can help us know when to turn to a gynecologist so that through different tests or examinations, they can determine the diagnosis. Therefore, pay attention if during the last weeks you are feeling some of these changes in your body:

  • Pain when having sex

  • Belly bloated feeling

  • Bleeding between periods

  • Heavy bleeding, lasting longer for each woman’s cycle

  • Pelvic cramps between periods

  • Need to urinate more often

The possible treatments to attack the appearance of fibroids vary according to each woman and depend on several factors including:

  • Age

  • Desires to be a mother again

  • Pregnancy status

  • General health

  • Amount and types of fibroids

However, generally the different treatments given by gynecologists include:

  • Iron pills to avoid anemia caused by heavy periods.

  • Pain relievers to treat severe cramps between periods

  • Birth control pills or hormones to prevent the growth of more tumors inside the uterus.

  • Periodic evaluation: it is necessary to monitor the development of cysts, therefore it is necessary that your treating physician undergoes certain examinations on a regular basis.

  • Surgical intervention: this depends on the severity of the symptoms and development of the tumors within the uterus. It also depends on the age of the woman and her desire to become a mother, as there are different types of operations to attack the growth of the multiple tumors that may exist.

The only thing you should keep in mind is that the earlier you go to your gynecologist, the greater the chances of having a simple medical treatment. You should not feel ashamed to be consulted for this cause, since it is estimated that 50% of women who are 50 years or older have or will develop fibroids.

Either way, you should remember that getting an annual check-up with your trusted doctor can help you prevent the development of different diseases and keep the growth of such annoying uterine fibroids at bay.

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