Uterine Fibroids Treatment, Causes and Symptoms
These are the most common tumor of female reproductive organs. It is also one of the most common human tumors. The uterine fibroids are mainly cause by the proliferation of smooth muscle of uterine. Including a small amount of fibrous connective tissue as a supportive tissue exists, so called uterine leiomyoma is more accurate.
The etiology of this disorder is still not very clear. It may involve normal muscle cell mutation, sex hormones and local growth factors between the more complex interactions.
According to a large number of clinical observations and experimental results show that uterine fibroids is a hormone-dependent tumor. Estrogen is the main factor to promote the growth of fibroids. Some scholars believe that growth hormone (GH) and fibroids are also relates to growth. Estrogen can promote mitosis and promote fibroids growth.
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In addition to ovarian function, hormone metabolism is controls by the regulation of advance nerve center. So the nerve center of the incidence of fibroids may also play an important role. Because of this disease is more common in child care age, widowed and sex unharmed women. Long-term sexual disorders caused by chronic pelvic congestion may also be one of the causes.
In short, the occurrence and development of fibroids may be the result of multi-factor interaction.
Most patients were asymptomatic and were found only in pelvic or ultrasonography. Suffering from multiple subserosal fibroids may not have symptoms. Smaller sub mucosal fibroids can often cause irregular vaginal bleeding or menorrhagia. Common clinical symptoms are:
Uterine bleeding is the main symptom of uterine fibroids. It appeared in more than half of patients. Which is due to periodic bleeding, can be expressed as increased menstrual flow, menstrual period or shorten the cycle. It can also be express as irregular menstrual cycle vaginal bleeding. Uterine bleeding to sub mucosal fibroids and myometrium fibroids are more common, and subserosal fibroids rarely cause uterine bleeding.
In general patients don’t feel any pain. But many patients may complain of abdominal bulge feeling and back pain. When the subserosal fibroids torsion occurs then the degeneration can produce acute abdominal pain. Fibroids with endometriosis or adenomyosis are rare, may have dysmenorrhea.
Uterine cavity results in the increase of endometrial glands cause Leucorrhea. It can increase vaginal discharge. Uterine or cervical sub mucosal fibroids ulcers, infection and necrosis produce bloody or purulent leucorrhea.
Due to long-term menorrhagia or irregular vaginal bleeding can cause hemorrhagic anemia. Severe anemia is more common in patients with sub mucosal fibroids.
Surgical treatment of fibroids includes myomectomy and hysterectomy. Its treatment can also be performs with the help of laparoscopy. Surgery and surgical approach depends on the choice of age, whether fertility requirements, fibroids size and growth site, medical and technical conditions and other factors.
(1) Myomectomy uterine fibroids and uterus removal surgery is mainly for young women, who want to preserve fertility.
(2) Hysterectomy is use to treat older patients.
(3) Uterine artery embolization technique is relays on method of interventional radiology. The arterial catheter is inserted directly into the uterine artery. It is a permanent embolic particles injection. It blocks the blood supply to uterine fibroids to shrink it or even disappear it. Abnormal uterine bleeding leads to anemia. A person should be careful in the while selecting the treatment procedure.
ZhongBa Hospital’s female gynecologist doctor Guofen Liu provides uterine fibroids treatment through Chinese herbal medicines and surgery. If you want to consult with her then I suggest you visit our hospital. In order to book an appointment you can call us at 03360158888 or you can live chat with us.