Diseases

Uterine fibroid

A fibroid is a benign tumor . It can develop in different tissues of the body. A fairly common location, and one that is much talked about is the fibroid of the uterus (or uterine fibroid). It is also called myoma or fibromyoma. It develops at the expense of the uterine muscle, the myometrium.

This tumor is usually rounded, or multilobed. It will make people talk about it differently depending on its size (from the size of a hazelnut to a few hundred grams) and depending on whether it develops in the uterine cavity, inside the wall or to the outside of the skin. organ. There may be one or more fibroids.

Uterine fibroids are present in 20 to 30% of women! But fortunately a much smaller proportion of women really complain about it: many women have uterine fibroids without suffering in the least!

The most important complementary examination is ultrasound to establish a diagnosis. Hysteroscopy may be necessary.

There are many treatments, starting with drugs or surgery (there are different types of interventions). In this area, drugs, such as surgery, have recently made some progress. It is of course a gynecologist who must be consulted, especially if the drugs are not active enough ...

Fibroma is a very common condition. And fortunately, not all women with fibroids will have symptoms.

As it is explained below, the consequences of a fibroma can be numerous, like a discomfort for the conception, a premature delivery in case of pregnancy, an obstacle during the delivery ...

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