FACT SHEET covering top issues on fibroids
- 1Fibroids are a hormone dependent tumor – both estrogen and progesterone is necessary for the fibroid to grow
- 2Women may begin to develop fibroids as young as the early twenties
- 3Fibroids may cause reproductive problems
- 4Some fibroids grow in multiple numbers they often look like a single fibroid due to their tendency to grow in a cluster
- 5The most common symptom of fibroids is abnormal periods
Robotic Multiple Myomectomy
Myomectomy is a procedure in which uterine fibroids are surgically removed from the uterus. Uterine fibroids (also known as myomas) affect 30% of women. While many fibroids do not need treatment, others can cause abnormal uterine bleeding, pressure, pain, or…
Causes of Fibroids
As we know, our cells are renewed at certain intervals – after sexual intercourse or when a woman’s monthly cycle is completed. The new cells, which are called stem cells, form and replace the old cells. During these periods of…
When Do Fibroids Usually Occur
Fibroids can begin to develop as young as the early twenties; however they most commonly affect women in their thirties and forties. They generally occur in 1 in 1000 pre-menopausal women, although the risk rises to 1 in 100 for…
Signs And Symptoms
Many women with fibroids have no symptoms at all. In fact, it is estimated that 75% of women with fibroids do not have symptoms, therefore many women are unaware they have fibroids. Whether or not you have symptoms depends on…
How Are Fibroids Diagnosed
If you have no symptoms for fibroids, you may only find out you have the uterine tumors when you have your routine bimanual pelvic exam.…...
How Are Fibroids Treated?
Fibroids that are causing significant symptoms need treatment however the right treatment will depend on the size and location of the fibroids, the age of…...