Uterine fibroid or myoma is a non-cancerous, benign growth in the uterus. They are also called fibromyoma, myofibroma and fibroleiomyoma.
Fibroids vary in size and in location, they may be Intra mural (inside the cavity), Submucosal (in the wall of the uterus), Subserosal (on the outer side of uterus) or in the cervix at times.
Fibroids are typically found during the middle and later reproductive years and commonly seen in overweight women.
Causes of Uterine fibroids:
The exact cause of Uterine Fibroid is still not clear but their growth appears to depend on increasing estrogen hormone levels. Genetic factors are known to include development of Uterine fibroids. Also, suppressed sexual desires and functions are often found to be one of the reasons in many patients.
Symptoms of Uterine fibroids:
While most fibroids are asymptomatic, they can grow and cause some symptoms depending on their location and size, like:
- Excessive, heavy, irregular or prolonged bleeding Uterine heaviness Pain in lower abdomen in general Painful sexual intercourse Bloating Infertility Abdominal lump Urinary frequency Bowel pressure with constant urging for stool
Diagnosis of Uterine fibroids:
The diagnosis is primarily done by an Ultrasound (USG) abdomen.
Surgical removal of the fibroids along with the uterus is often the line of treatment in the conventional medicine.
Homeopathic treatment for Fibroid Uterus:
Early and mild or moderate cases of Uterine fibroid often respond to homeopathy. Large and multiple fibroids may take very long, and homeopathy may not be suggested for those cases.