Fibroids, or intrauterine tumors, are a common health issue for many women today. Fibroids are abnormal growths that develop in and around the uterus. They are also known as leiomyomas, myomas, or simply fibroid tumors (fibroids). Uterine fibroids are usually not life threatening; however, can generate symptoms and problems in pregnancy. In many instances, the tumors are so small that they do not create any pain or excess menstrual blood flow.
There are several treatment options available for curing and / or decreasing the size of fibroids. If you have small fibroids that are causing you minimal pain, your doctor may recommend that you wait and monitor your health for now since there is no immediate danger. To treat pain related to your fibroids you can use over-the-counter (OTC) medicines such as ibuprofen.
Another treatment option is to extract the fibroids from your uterus. If you plan on getting pregnant in the future, this is the customary approach. Your abnormal growth is surgically removed leaving your uterus unimpaired giving you the opportunity to get pregnant. The primary drawback to this approach is that fibroids may grow again.
Blocking the blood vessels that are supplying your uterine fibroids is yet another treatment option for you. Cutting the blood feeding your fibroids will allow them to shrink over time since they are not receiving oxygen and nutrients from your body.
Hysterectomy is unduly a highly invasive treatment option. Typically, it is the surgical extraction of your entire uterus and possibly ovaries and fallopian tubes. Following this surgery your conception ability is terminated. This approach to curing fibroids is frequently suggested to females who as a result of anemia are considered high risk. It has been found that women with tumors are inclined to generate a higher menstrual blood volume and if you are anemic, and have fibroids you will be affected more than most. However, there is hope since your menstruation will naturally come to a halt when you begin menopause. The important thing here is that when you begin menopause you will be free of any fibroids over time since they will begin naturally shrinking.
The unfortunate thing is that if you are 35 and have tumors, it is probably too much time to wait for menopause in order to avoid surgery. It is paramount that you consult with your doctor and ensure that you are knowledgeable about any treatment prior to any surgery you may have.
When a woman has multiple, large fibroids in her uterus, her chances of further issues increase dramatically. This is especially true if she is anemic, is thinking about getting pregnant, or is already pregnant. Further, some women with large tumors feel the pain is unbearable, and seek treatment for their tumors immediately.