Uterine fibroidis a benign tumor originating from the muscular tissues. Fibroid consists of one or numerous round lesions of different size. Depending on the lesion size, they can be divided into large and small. When studying them under the microscope, one can notice that the tumor lesions consist of the interlaced smooth muscle fascicles surrounded by the connective tissue that grows with the course of time and the tumor gets cruder. About 28-30% of women suffer uterine fibroid when they reach the age of 35-50.
The disease development is characterized with prolonged and heavy periods causing secondary anemia. Quick tumor growth, anemia and menopause bleeding are the symptoms of fibroid degeneration and canceration.
We can specify the following most probable uterine fibroid causes:
There are several uterine fibroid formation risk factors:
The uterine fibroid symptoms are as follows:heavy and long-lasting periods (over a week), pelvic pains or abdominal heaviness, frequent or difficult urination, constipations, leg pains or backaches.
Fibroid sometimes gets so large that its internal blood circulation is insufficient: that may cause acute pain. Besides, if the fibroid has the stem-like base, it can twist around and also cause acute pain.
You should apply for a doctor’s advice if you find the following symptoms:
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