Uterine Fibroids
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Uterine fibroids, also known as leiomyomas or myomas, are non-cancerous growths that develop in or on the uterus.

Uterine Fibroids in Dubai

Uterine fibroids are a common condition that affects many women worldwide. These non-cancerous growths in the uterus can cause a range of symptoms, including heavy or painful periods, pelvic pain, and infertility.

At German Medical Center, we offer advanced diagnostic and treatment options for uterine fibroids, including minimally invasive surgical procedures that can effectively relieve uterine fibroids symptoms and preserve fertility. If you’re experiencing symptoms of uterine fibroids, contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our fibroids specialist. We’re here to help you find relief and get back to living your best life.

Uterine fibroids, also known as leiomyomas or myomas, are non-cancerous growths that develop in or on the uterus. They are made up of muscle and fibrous tissue and can vary in size, ranging from small and undetectable to large enough to distort the shape of the uterus. While many women with uterine fibroids experience no symptoms, others may experience heavy or prolonged periods, pelvic pain or pressure, frequent urination, constipation, or infertility.   Uterine fibroids are typically diagnosed through imaging tests, such as ultrasounds or MRI, and treatment options may include medications, minimally invasive procedures, or surgery, depending on the size and location of the fibroids and the severity of symptoms.
Some women with uterine fibroids may not experience any symptoms at all, while others may have symptoms that vary depending on the size, number, and location of the fibroids. Some common symptoms of uterine fibroids include:  
  1. Heavy or prolonged menstrual periods: This is one of the most common symptoms of uterine fibroids. Women with fibroids may experience bleeding that lasts for more than 7 days, or bleeding that is so heavy that they need to change pads or tampons frequently.
  2. Pelvic pain or pressure: Fibroids can cause pain or pressure in the pelvic area, lower back, or thighs. This pain may be dull or sharp and may worsen during menstruation.
  3. Urinary problems: Fibroids can cause frequent urination or difficulty emptying the bladder.
  4. Constipation: Fibroids can cause constipation or other bowel problems by putting pressure on the rectum.
  5. Infertility or miscarriage: In some cases, fibroids can interfere with fertility or increase the risk of miscarriage.
  6. Enlarged abdomen: Large fibroids can cause the uterus to enlarge, leading to a visibly larger abdomen.
  If you're experiencing any of these symptoms, it's important to talk to your healthcare provider. They can perform tests to determine if you have uterine fibroids and recommend appropriate treatment options.
Research suggests that they are influenced by several factors, including:  
  1. Hormones: Estrogen and progesterone, the two hormones that regulate the menstrual cycle, are believed to play a role in the development of uterine fibroids. Fibroids tend to grow larger during periods of high estrogen levels, such as during pregnancy or when taking hormone replacement therapy.
  2. Genetics: There may be a genetic component to the development of uterine fibroids, as they tend to run in families.
  3. Age: Uterine fibroids are most common in women who are in their 30s and 40s, but they can occur at any age.
  4. Race: African-American women are more likely to develop uterine fibroids than women of other racial or ethnic groups.
  5. Lifestyle factors: Certain lifestyle factors, such as a diet high in red meat and low in fruits and vegetables, and obesity, may increase the risk of developing uterine fibroids.
  It's important to note that while these factors may increase the risk of developing uterine fibroids, they do not guarantee that fibroids will develop. Many women with no known risk factors develop fibroids, while others with multiple risk factors never develop them. If you are concerned about your risk for uterine fibroids, talk to your team of gynecologists in Dubai.

What are the treatment options for fibroids?

There are several treatment options for uterine fibroids, depending on the severity of your symptoms and your individual situation. Some common treatment options include:  
  1. Watchful waiting: If your fibroids are small and not causing any symptoms, your healthcare provider may recommend monitoring them over time to see if they grow or cause symptoms.
  2. Medications: Certain medications, such as gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists, can temporarily shrink fibroids and reduce symptoms. Other medications, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), can help manage pain and heavy bleeding.
  3. Uterine fibroid surgery: Depending on the size and location of your fibroids, your ob gynecologist may recommend a laparoscopic fibroid removal surgery to remove them. Some surgical options include:
    1. Myomectomy: This is a surgical procedure that removes fibroids while leaving the uterus intact. Myomectomy is often recommended for women who want to preserve their fertility or avoid a hysterectomy. It can be performed using open surgery, laparoscopy, or hysteroscopy, depending on the size and location of the fibroids.
    2. Hysterectomy: A surgical procedure for the treatment of large fibroids  which removes the entire uterus. Hysterectomy is often recommended for women who have large or multiple fibroids, or who have completed their family and no longer wish to have children. Hysterectomy can be performed using open surgery or laparoscopy.
    3. Uterine artery embolization (UAE): This is a minimally invasive procedure that cuts off the blood supply to the fibroids, causing them to shrink. UAE is often recommended for women who have large or multiple fibroids and want to avoid surgery.
    4. Endometrial ablation: This is a procedure that removes the lining of the uterus and can be used to treat submucosal fibroids that are located within the uterine cavity.
    5. Laparoscopic fibroid removal: This is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that removes fibroids through small incisions in the abdomen. Laparoscopic fibroid removal is often recommended for women who have large or multiple fibroids.
  1. Other procedures: New treatment for fibroids without surgery, such as magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS) and radiofrequency ablation, use ultrasound or heat to destroy fibroids without surgery.
  The best gynecology treatment option for you will depend on your individual situation and your healthcare provider's recommendation. It's important to talk to your healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of each treatment option and choose the one that is right for you.

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