Posted on May 27, 2008 | Comments 0
Uterine fibroids most commonly appear in your childbearing age and these non cancerous growths in the walls of the uterus are not associated with any increased risk of developing cancer in your body.
Uterine fibroids are most common; as many as three out of four women can have these uterine fibroids.
The presence of fibroids often does not show any sign or symptom. It can be very difficult for you to judge whether you have an unusual growth in your uterus or not. Your doctor can identify them during your pelvic exam or using prenatal ultrasound.
Fibroids are usually made by muscle cells and other tissues that can grow in and around the walls of your uterus or womb. These fibroids can grow as single tumor or they can also be developed in the form of clusters. It has been estimated that almost 25 % hysterectomy surgeries are usually done due to the presence of these fibroids.
How presence of uterine fibroids affect your pregnancy?
As most of these fibroids appear during childbearing age, most of the women are concerned of their chances to get pregnancy.
In fact, these fibroids mostly don’t interfere with your conception and pregnancy but they can affect your fertility. Uterine fibroids mainly distort or block your fallopian tube and interferes the passage of sperm from cervix to fallopian tube.
Submucosal fibroids, which usually grow in the inner cavity of your uterus, are primarily responsible for prolonged and heavy menstrual bleeding. They can prevent the implantation and also growth of an embryo.
The complications in the pregnancy can vary typically based on the number of fibroids present in the uterus, size and also depends on the location of uterine fibroids. Presence of multiple uterine fibroids and large submucosal fibroids, which are responsible for the distortion of your uterine cavity, mostly cause severe problems for your pregnancy.
Researches signify that pregnant women, with the presence of uterine fibroid, are slightly at an increased risk of miscarriage. They also have chances to experience premature delivery with abnormal fetal position and also the placenta can get separated from the walls of uterine. These complications can take place very rarely and also these associations are not confirmed with most of the researchers.
One of the most common complications of the presence of uterine fibroids involved in pregnancy is localized pain, which typically takes place between first and second trimesters and this pain can be easily treated with pain relievers.
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