Fibroids are abnormal growths that develop in or on a woman’s uterus. They may be caused by hormonal changes. Sometimes there is a familial tendency to develop fibroids.
70-80% women develop fibroids after age 50.
Types of fibroids-
- Lower Abdominal pain
- Heavy bleeding during menstrual cycle
- Distension of abdomen
- Lower back pain
Medications that regulate hormone levels may be given to shrink fibroids. Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists, such as leuprolide (Lupron), will cause estrogen and progesterone levels to decrease. This will eventually stop menstruation and shrink fibroids.
Myomectomy- removing the fibroids. Either by open surgery or Laparoscopy or Hysteroscopy in case of submucosal fibroid
Hysterectomy- Open or Laparoscopic in women who have completed their families.