Fibroid cancer symptoms
Uterine fibroids, normally called as fibroids are benign tumors that are developed in the uterus (reproductive organ of the female). They are non-cancerous tumors and are very common. They exhibit significant variation in size and number. They can be microscopic as well as macroscopic. They can be single in number as well as can be in groups. They are most predominant in relatively older women as compared to young ones. They are mostly present among women who lie in the age range of 20-35 years. It is very rare to have fibroids in postmenopausal women.
The causes of fibroids are still unknown. However their development is linked with estrogen level. This is why fibroids are very rare in women who have reached menopause. After menopause, the level of estrogen diminishes sharply and so as the probability of having fibroids. Women who haven’t reached menopause are very much on the verge of growing fibroids owing to their high estrogen level.
In reality, fibroids are innocuous. They cause no harms in most of the cases. Also, they show no specific symptoms. Most of the women who have fibroids show nothing special. Some of the common signs of fibroids include heavy, painful and prolonged periods, pain in the pelvic area etc. Due to heavy and delayed menstrual cycle, patients may suffer deficiency of iron. This situation is known as anemia. It should be treated as soon as possible. If left untreated, it would have devastating consequences. The patient should be provided with iron supplements and she is supposed to increase intake of food that contains sufficient iron and fibers.
Sometimes the patient will feel some pain in the abdominal area. Most of the women will ignore it for the reason that they think it is related with their periods. They would consider it as a routine menstrual pain. Women are really habitual of having discomfort during menstrual cycle and would neglect such type of uneasiness. On the other hand, some times this ignorance may have grave consequences. This is because fibroids if left untreated can really cause some great problems. In rare cases, fibroids can even lead to cancer.
Fibroids of smaller size can be treated very easily as compared to their counterparts. Natural medicines are very helpful in their treatment. These remedies not only perform their job effectively but they also make sure that these tumors don’t occur again.
As mentioned above, fibroids are benign tumors and are not involved in any type of cancerous activities. There are very rare chances of fibroids converting in to cancers. One out of every thousand women, who have fibroids, can develop cancer from fibroids. It is an exceptionally uncommon form of cancer arising from uterine wall.
There are two main fibroid cancer symptoms. These include sharp growth of uterine fibroids and bleeding in vagina after menopause. But one thing should be kept in mind that these two symptoms not always indicate fibroid cancer, rather there is a probability that these symptoms can lead to fibroid cancer. These cancerous tumors can easily be detected endometrial biopsy or MRI tests.