What are fibroids? Indian women must know!

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What are fibroids? Indian women must know!

Verified by Dr. Vaishali Sakpal Rane (MBBS, DGO Obstetrics and Gynaecology, DNB Obstetrics and Gynaecology)

If irregular periods are a concern for you, you must have wondered if “what are fibroids”? Fibroids are abnormal growths that form in or on the uterus of women. These tumours can occasionally become extremely big, resulting in excruciating stomach discomfort and irregular periods. Sometimes they have absolutely no discernible effects. The growths are often benign or noncancerous.

In your pelvis, fibroids are a pretty typical sort of development. Many people, however, are unaware that they have fibroids since they don't exhibit any symptoms from them. Small fibroids, sometimes known as asymptomatic fibroids since they don't make you feel ill, can lead to this. Your symptoms will depend on the number, location, and size of tumours you have. Submucosal fibroids, for instance, may result in irregular periods and difficulty getting pregnant.

What are fibroids?

If your tumour is really little or you are in menopause, you may not have any symptoms. Both during and after menopause, fibroids may decrease. This is because menopausal women have lower amounts of oestrogen and progesterone, two hormones that promote fibroid development. Moreover, In addition to pain in the lower back or pelvic, increased menstrual cramps, frequent urination, pain during sexual intercourse, period that lasts longer than normal, pressure or fullness in the lower abdomen, and swelling or enlargement of the abdomen are all signs of fibroids.

The majority of fibroids affect women of childbearing age. Young people who haven't had their first period yet often don't have them.

The dimensions and placement of your fibroids will affect your prognosis. If a fibrous mass is tiny or exhibits no symptoms, therapy may not be necessary. Your doctor will closely monitor your condition if you have fibroids and are pregnant or become pregnant. Most of the time, fibroids don't interfere with pregnancy. If you have fibroids and plan to get pregnant, talk to your doctor.

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