DescriptionUterine fibroids are the most common benign (non-cancerous) tumours that occur in females. They are asymptomatic most of the times and they develop in females in the middle or later part of their reproductive years. However these uterine fibroids could cause heavy and painful menstrual bleeding. Moreover, extreme pain could be experienced during sexual intercourse. One could also experience urinary urgency or pressure on the bladder and rectum.
DiagnosisThe main mode of identification of a uterine fibroid is using an ultrasound scan. With that, we are able to identify not only the position but also estimate the size of the fibroids present. A more accurate and precise depiction of the fibroids would be to use an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan.
TreatmentMost asymptomatic fibroids do not require any attention and treatment. For symptomatic fibroids, medication could be administered to alleviate the symptoms such as pain and bleeding.