Gynae By Dr Aseel Logo

Dr Aseel Abdulrazzaq

What is Fibroids?

Fibroids, also known as uterine leiomyomas, are non-cancerous growths that develop in or around the uterus. They are a common health concern, affecting up to 80% of women by age 50. Fibroids can vary in size and location within the uterus, and may cause a range of symptoms or no symptoms at all.

The exact cause of fibroids is unknown, but they are believed to develop from abnormal growth of smooth muscle cells in the uterus. Hormonal imbalances, genetics, and environmental factors may also contribute to the development of fibroids. Women who are obese, have a family history of fibroids, or have had previous pregnancies may be at higher risk of developing fibroids.

Common symptoms of Fibroids

The symptoms of fibroids can vary depending on the size, location, and number of fibroids present. Some women may experience heavy menstrual bleeding, prolonged menstrual periods, or pain during menstruation. Fibroids may also cause pelvic pain or pressure, lower back pain, and frequent urination. In some cases, fibroids can cause infertility or complications during pregnancy.

Treatment of Fibroids

Treatment for fibroids will depend on the size and location of the fibroids, as well as the severity of symptoms. In some cases, monitoring the fibroids over time may be recommended if they are small and not causing any symptoms. Medications such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or hormonal contraceptives may be prescribed to manage symptoms such as pain or heavy bleeding.

Surgical options for fibroids include myomectomy, which involves removing the fibroids while leaving the uterus intact, or hysterectomy, which involves removing the uterus entirely. In some cases, minimally invasive procedures such as uterine artery embolization or magnetic resonance imaging-guided focused ultrasound surgery may be an option for women who want to avoid surgery.

Dr Aseel Abdulrazzaq

© Dr Aseel Abdulrazzaq 2024 – All Rights Reserved.

Scroll to Top

Share your experience!

Whether you’ve had a great experience with Dr. Aseel, or would like to send your feedback, please let us know.