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What Causes Fibroids

What Causes 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 renewal there are genetic changes that happen in the muscle…
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When Do Fibroids Usually Occur?

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 women diagnosed with rapidly growing fibroids after menopause. It is…
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What Are The Signs And Symptoms Of Fibroids?

What Are The Signs And Symptoms Of Fibroids?

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 the size of the fibroids and where they are located.…
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How Are Fibroids Diagnosed

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. During this routine office exam, the doctor evaluates the size and shape of the uterus and surrounding pelvic structures by inserting two fingers of one…
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How Are Fibroids Treated?

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 the patient, how close to menopause the patient is, and whether or not the patient wishes to get pregnant.  Fibroids are able to be treated…
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Cancer And Fibroids

Cancer And Fibroids

Unfortunately, like any tumor, there is a chance of a fibroid being malignant. It therefore has to be removed completely. The chance of having a malignant fibroid is one in one thousand. After a fibroid has been removed, pathologists must look at the mitosis count under a microscope. Suspicious cases…
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Fibroids and Pregnancy

Most fibroids do not get in the way of a pregnancy however, some fibroids in certain areas, can make conception difficult or lead to miscarriage.  Fibroids can be associated with a range of reproductive dysfunction including recurrent miscarriage, infertility, premature labor, fetal malpresentations and complications of labor. These complications most…
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History of the Myomectomy

History of the Myomectomy

Fibroids have been detected in the female uterus for centuries. Using radiographic techniques the Egyptology Department of the English Museum in London detected calcified pelvic masses in mummies, which are suggestive of fibroids. The ancient Greeks also were aware of the presence of fibroids, with Hippocrates (460-375 B.C.) referring to…
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Limitations of a Laparoscopic Myomectomy

Limitations of a Laparoscopic Myomectomy

Expert opinion and consensus regarding the Laparoscopic Myomectomy treatment of Fibroids have changed over the years. While focusing on the size, location and the potential difficulty associated with removing fibroids by minimal invasive technique. There is no doubt, however, that the skill and experience of a surgeon is the single…
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Preventing Fibroids

Preventing Fibroids

As the cause of fibroids is still unknown, there are no clear guidelines for preventing them. However, there are some things you could do that may help prevent fibroids. Firstly, keep your weight down. This will help minimize the estrogen levels in your body. The risk of developing leiomyoma is…
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What are the different types of Fibroids

What are the different types of Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are classified by their location in the uterus. Their location affects what kind of symptoms the patient will present with and how the fibroids can be treated. Most fibroids span more than one anatomic location and, therefore, are hybrids (e.g., a predominantly intramural leiomyoma with a submucous component).…
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What are Fibroids?

What are Fibroids?

Fibroids are the tumors that originate in the uterus. The uterus is the organ which carries the pregnancy until birth and from which monthly periods, which we call menstruation, occurs.  These tumors usually arise at the muscle portion of the uterus. The uterus has two portions. One is the opening,…
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  • What Causes Fibroids

    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?

    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…

  • What Are The Signs And Symptoms Of Fibroids?

    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…

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  • How Are Fibroids Diagnosed
    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?
    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…...