Uterine fibroids are becoming more common in women between the ages of 30 and 45, according to fertility specialist Dr. Kalyani Shrimali, Consultant, Nova IVF Fertility. She got in touch with us to share information about how this condition manifests, its early warning signs, and how it may impact the reproductive system.
What Are Uterine Fibroids?
Non-cancerous growths in the uterus are known as uterine fibroids. It can grow inside the uterus or outside of it. It usually doesn’t cause any symptoms.
The doctor explained that while smaller fibroids might not require any kind of treatment, larger ones occasionally might need medication or even surgery. According to Dr. Shrimali, fibroids affect between 40% and 80% of women.
Fibroid development is influence by hormones and family history. Uterine fibroids cannot be prevent, and it may be necessary to treat these tiny tumor-like growths. The risk of developing fibroids can be decrease, though, by leading a healthy lifestyle, making the right food choices, and keeping a healthy weight.
They typically go unnoticed because a person does not feel sick from them or experience any noticeable symptoms.
Symptoms Of Uterine Fibroids.
While many women may not experience any symptoms, the majority of symptoms are influenced by the size and location of the fibroids. Among the most typical signs are those of,
- menstrual cycles that are prolonged and can last for more than a week
- Having trouble emptying your bladder
- Periodic bleeds that are excessive
- Pressure in the pelvic area and discomfort in the back or leg
- often urinating
Dr. Shrimali continued, “In very rare circumstances, a fibroid can even cause excruciating pain when it outgrows its blood supply and starts to die.
The fertility specialist claimed that there are various techniques for removing a fibroid. The menstrual cycle and hormonal imbalance can both be treat with medication. Additionally, they can aid in the treatment of symptoms like pelvic pain and excessive menstrual bleeding. However, medications may not be able to help you get rid of the fibroids; they can only reduce them from their actual size.
Uterine fibroids can be eliminated using minimally invasive procedures. One such instance is MRI-guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery (FUS). Other procedures include hysteroscopic myomectomy, laparoscopic (robotic myomectomy), endometrial ablation, and uterine artery embolisation.
Uterine Fibroids And Fertility
- If the cervix has undergone any changes in shape, it may alter the quantity of sperm entering the uterus.
- It may have an impact on the uterine lining’s size, which could have an effect on the blood flow to the uterus, uterine cavity, and fallopian tubes.
- The mobility of the embryo and sperm may be restricte if the uterus’ shape changes.