Women Fibroids

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Why Women Have Many Problems With Uterine Fibroids

Fibroids are attached very securely to the uterine cavity by a stalk, or else they more commonly “bulge” into the cavity like boulders in a cave. Only a fibroid on a stalk pedunculated may be removed by a “D&C”, but stalked fibroids are the exception, not the rule.

Those, particularly those just under the lining of the uterus, commonly cause menstrual bleeding to be heavier or to last longer than usual. Anemia may result from the loss of blood.

Fibroids now account for 38% of these operations, but the rates vary widely by ethnic group. In a major 2002 government report, 68% of fibroid-related hysterectomies were performed in African-American women, 33% in Caucasians, and 45% among women of other ethnic groups.

They may be felt during a pelvic exam, but many times myomas that are causing symptoms may be missed if the examiner relies just on the examination. Also, other conditions such as adenomyosis or ovarian cysts may be mistaken for fibroids.

They usually are not associated with cancer, they rarely develop into cancer (in less than 0.1 percent of cases). Having these does not increase your risk for uterine cancer. Many can appear as a single large tumor or as a cluster of small ones.

They are usually present as a central lower abdominal mass rather than totally involving the adnexa. Ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging often can differentiate uterine leiomyomata from ovarian tumors, but not always.

Fibroids are benign (not cancerous) tumors of the muscular layers of the womb or uterus. They’re extremely common and usually occur as several clusters of different sizes. They begin as small seedlings that spread throughout the muscular walls of the uterus. They can be so tiny that you need a microscope to see them.

They also can change the shape of the uterus as they grow. This can make it difficult to become pregnant or can cause problems during a pregnancy. Many have also been linked with a reduction in the success rate of fertility treatments. Fibroids can dramatically increase in size during pregnancy. This is thought to occur because of the increase in estrogen levels during pregnancy.

They will grow back after GNRH therapy is stopped, Fibroids are more common in women who are overweight and women of Afro-Caribbean origin . Many may also cause pain or a feeling of pressure or heaviness in the lower pelvic area (the area between the hip bones), the back or the legs. Some women have pain during sexual intercourse.

The one’s that are attached to the uterus by a stem may twist. This can cause pain, nausea, or fever.

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Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/diseases-and-conditions-articles/why-women-have-many-problems-with-uterine-fibroids-453841.html


Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Do you know the spiritual root cause of women having fibroids?
    I’ve read that there is a spiritual root-cause for most diseases, sicknesses, infirmities etc… My mum and sisters and I have fibroids. We are of African descent, and its is prevalent with us women.

    If I knew the spiritual root cause, then I would seek cleansing of this abomination in my belly.
    Please help.

    • ANSWER:
      Obviously one cause for you is heredity. I work with root causes in my life too. I find that healing is very individual for each person. You probably need an intuitive healer to assist you with identifying causes and clearing your fibroids. Metaphysical bookstores or alternative healing centers may have contacts for you of a person who can assist. Sometimes there is a Christian with a gift that could assist you as well. Just ask, in your way, according to your faith, the Divine to direct you in our quest for wholeness.

  2. QUESTION:
    Is there any genetic predisposition to development of fibroids in women?
    Fibroids are masses which commonly develop in the uteruses of women who have delayed child-bearing or stopped producing children at an early age.They lead to massive bleeding and often end in hysterectomy i.e.surgical removal of the uterus.

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.womenshealthmatters.ca/centres/pelvic_health/fibroids/

  3. QUESTION:
    what are fibroids in young women below 25 years?
    are they likely to be caused by obesity or what causes fibroids in women?

    • ANSWER:
      fibroids develop when your body produces too much estrogen anybody can get them. they are hell and reck havoc on some womens lives.
      in the last year and a half i’ve had a myomectomy and a hysterectomy due to fibroids

  4. QUESTION:
    Women with fibroids what were your symptoms?
    I have been having very heavy painful periods but short periods no more then 3 to 4 days. I am 37. Lots of small clots. Wondering if this is a sign of having a fibroid? My sister had fibroids recently and bled for like 3 months straight before she got it removed and that is NOt me so Im trying to figure out from those with them what their symptoms are.Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      My periods were lasting 3-4 days and I felt soooo lucky.
      Then while I was vacationing in the Dominican Republic this
      past december, I thought I was okay because I had my period at the beginning of dec. BUT on December 26 I started my period again and it lasted for 15 days !!! I got it again on Feb 02 for 7 days!
      So worried as I was (I’m in your age group by the way) I made an appointment to see my doctor, I didn’t know what it could be, I had always been regular. Was I going through premenopause ?
      Sooo, my doc gave me an internal examination, did a pap smear,
      gave me calcium and Vitamin D and sent me for blood tests and a pelvic ultrasound. I went for my blood tests last week and next Monday the 26th, I go for my pelvic ultrasound. I guess I should find out what is going on by the 2nd week of March. Keeping my fingers crossed !
      Go see your doc ! Don’t take any chances.
      Good Luck.
      You can email me during the 2nd week of March and I’ll tell you what my results show.

  5. QUESTION:
    Is there any contraindication for women with uterine fibroids who ingest energy drinks containing taurine?

    • ANSWER:
      I would recommend checking with your doctor as well to see what they say before trying anything.

      In the mean time here’s the link to a site that may help you find more information: http://forums.obgyn.net/womens-health



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