Fibroid is the most common problem in women which occur after the age of 40. But sometimes it also develops in young women while they are pregnant. Patients always ask us why and where do they actually grow. So, in this guide, we are going to discuss everything about this problem.
Fibroids are non-cancerous tumors linked with the uterus. They are made up of dense and fibrous tissue, from where the term ‘fibroid’ came. They mostly appear at any time after puberty. However, the problem is usually diagnosed during pregnancy or perimenopause.
These are very vascular which means strong and well-developed blood vessels to carry nutrients and oxygen to the tissues. It means removing them through surgery is not the best option. They are like weeds as they can grow back easily.
Where do Fibroids Grow?
Well, they grow inside the uterine cavity which is where the growing baby lives. The problem can result in heavy menstrual bleeding along with fertility issue, delivering a child, or even carrying the pregnancy. If the fibroid size is large then it can resemble weight gain.
Within the muscular wall of the uterus Intramural fibroid grow. This can result in uncomfortable pressure, pelvic pain, and abnormal menstrual cycle. Intense and frequent cramping will be there if the uterine wall has many fibroid.
The fibroid which grows outside the wall is a subserosal fibroid. This can result in back pain and bladder pressure as the fibroid press the ending of the nerve and other organs in the body.
The fibroid inside or outside the uterine wall are pedunculated fibroid and can result in severe pelvic pain.
In case, you are having a problem then you can visit our doctor for fibroid treatment. One of the best ways to deal with the problem is with laparoscopy surgery. Make sure you consult the doctor as they can guide you better about the entire situation and exactly what you should do to deal with the problem.
Why do they grow in the uterus?
Actually, there is no clear reason for it cause but this is a very common problem. The women over the age of 40 specially develop fibroid but sometimes younger women also deal with this issue during pregnancy.
Medical studies have linked fibroid development to an increase in estrogen levels. Estrogen spikes in pregnancy or perimenopause. But it also occurs sometimes in young women who are not pregnant.
Common Risk Factors for Fibroids
The problem is hereditary means if someone in your family had this issue then you are likely to have it also. Studies have shown that African women tend to have this problem more, no one knows what is the reason. You need to eliminate red meat from your diet. Also soy-based products, estrogen-rich foods like yams.