According to the Spanish community of Obstetrics and Gynecology (SEGO), almost 70% of women at some point in their lives may develop uterine fibroids.
The first thing you should know - is that only 0.5% of these fibroids can become cancerous.
We just want to remind you that you should not forget to have regular checkups at the gynecologist.
Uterine fibroids are also known as fibroids or leiomyomas - this is the most common type of cancer in women.
Doctors told about 5 facts that will help you learn all about the symptoms, the origin and the possible consequences of uterine tumors.
Intrauterine cancer: what is it?
Many women often complain about the same things: they lead a healthy lifestyle, cautious sexual life, regularly visit a gynecologist and suddenly get the diagnosis - endometrial tumor.
Why is this happening? In fact, at the moment significant cause is unknown. We know that their appearance may be related to genetics, but we do not know for sure why they occur and how to develop.
The uterus is composed of several layers. One of them is called the myometrium.
Female hormones such as estrogen and progesterone stimulate the formation tumorlet in the myometrium, which over time transformed into fibroids.
Intrauterine fibroids can be divided into subserosy, which are located on the surface of the uterus, intramuraly inside the walls of the uterus, and subsukosy, which are located inside the uterine cavity.
Fibroids-subserosy accompanied by more pronounced symptoms, but intramuraly and submukosy also affect the endometrium, until it begins to bleed and hurt. In severe cases this can lead to infertility.
Because endometrial tumors and blood circulation is disturbed does not flow to the uterus, which can cause severe pain and even miscarriage.
Intrauterine tumor: Who is at risk?
Doctors warn that the whole tumor in the uterus may occur between 35 and 55 years, although they often develop after 45 years.
Benign tumors appear during our childbearing years.
If you have suffered from our mothers, we also face the danger of endometrial tumors.
Risk encounter them grows even stronger if we suffer from excess weight and never had children.
Symptoms endometrial tumors.
It is important to bear in mind that almost 30% of women experience no symptoms. Only regular consultation at the gynecologist can show that they have developed endometrial tumor.
Here are the most common symptoms experienced by most women:
Heavy bleeding during menstruation.
Bleeding between periods.
Menstruation can last longer than usual.
Swelling and edema.
Rapid weight gain.
Pain during sexual intercourse.
Constant urge to urinate.
How to cure endometrial tumor?
When the gynecologist tells us that he has found one or more fibroids in the uterus, we immediately think we can not do without surgery.
This is not always the case. Intrauterine tumor can be treated with special drugs provided periodic examinations by a doctor.
If the fibroids are very large or small, but does not respond to prescribed medication, it is necessary to remove surgically.
Your doctor may try a miomektomiyu (removal of fibroids, which does not affect the uterus) or gisteroktomiyu - partial or complete removal of the uterus.
Many experts recommend treatment with ulipristal acetate (AUP), progesterone modulator, which greatly reduces the fibroids in the uterus.
Intrauterine tumors and birth children.
Benign tumors often appear in women of childbearing age, so it is one of the most common fears.
Here's what the experts say:
large tumor may cause difficulty in conception or birth.
Women who underwent miomektomiyu - removal of fibroids without affecting the uterus - may become pregnant again.
The presence of fibroids in the uterus can cause miscarriage, so it is advisable to consult a gynecologist and plan your pregnancy to make sure that it is possible and you risk nothing.
When intrauterine fibroids reach 4 cm in size, they can cause serious complications during pregnancy: up to preterm delivery, placental abruption, and pain in the pelvis.
Take care of your health and do not forget to regularly check-ups by a doctor, who can advise you on all important issues.