Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are benign growths or tumours in the uterus. They are a common occurrence and can develop within and outside of the uterus. Made up of mostly of dense muscle, they can cause problems such as abdominal swelling, painful and extended menstruations, urinary problems, and complications to pregnancy. The growth of fibroids is linked to estrogen, the higher the estrogen level, the larger the fibroid. One or more fibroids can be present in the uterus at a time. 
 

Symptoms

  • Abdominal bloating
  • Constipation
  • Frequent or difficult urination
  • Painful and prolonged menstruation periods that last for more than 7 days
  • Pelvic pain
     

Diagnosis

Imaging Tests
Imaging tests are done with ultrasound or MRI to check the location and size of the tumour in the uterus.

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