Fibroids

Fibroids

Fibroids are masses in the uterus which are non cancerous, lying along the lining of the uterus ( sub mucosal) or in the uterine musculature ( intra mural) or is lying outside the muscle wall ( sub serous) either attached to it or with loss of contact with the uterus. They result from excess of hormone estrogen and their size increases throughout the reproductive years and stops after menopause. They can grow without symptoms or may cause the following problems:



  • Heavy menses, leading to anemia
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Difficulty to conceive
  • Inability to continue pregnancy- abortion or premature delivery
  • Lump in the abdomen
  • Pressure effects due to compression of surrounding structures