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Uterine fibroid

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Last Updated: 13 May 2022
degeneration of leiomyoma in patients referred for uterine fibroid embolization: incidence, imaging features and clinical characteristics. "degeneration of leiomyoma in patients referred for uterine fibroid embolization: incidence, imaging features and clinical characteristics.", by Han SC, Kim MD, Jung DC, Lee M, Lee MS, Park SI, Won JY, Lee do Y, Lee KH. F1: A 31-year-old woman who had a normal spontaneous vaginal delivery one year prior. (A) The T1-weighted axial image revealed a 7.0×8.3×6.7 cm leiomyoma (arrows) on the posterior wall of the uterus showing high signal...

Fibroids are muscular tumors that grow in the wall of the womb. Another clinical term for fibroids is leiomyoma or just "myoma". About 20 percent to 80 percent of women develop fibroids by the time they reach age 50. Not all women with fibroids have symptoms. Women that do have symptoms often find fibroids difficult to deal with. Fibroids additionally can place pressure on the bladder, creating constant peeing, or the rectum, triggering rectal pressure. There are factors that can increase a woman's risk of developing fibroids. Having fibroids does not increase a woman's opportunities of getting other forms of cancer in the womb. Most women that have fibroids and conceive do not require to see an OB who takes care of risky pregnancies. When you see her or him for a normal pelvic exam to examine your uterus, ovaries, and vaginal area, your medical professional may find that you have fibroids. The doctor can really feel the fibroid with her or his fingers throughout an ordinary pelvic examination, as a lump or mass on the uterus. Commonly, a medical professional will define how small or how large the fibroids are by comparing their size to the size your uterus would be if you were pregnant. You may be told that your fibroids have made your womb the size it would be if you were 16 weeks pregnant. A 2nd viewpoint is always an excellent concept if your medical professional has not answered your concerns completely or does not appear to be fulfilling your needs.

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