Nevada Surgery and Cancer Care treats a variety of different gynecological problems, including uterine fibroids. Fibroids are non-cancerous growths that appear on a woman’s uterus during childbearing years. Fibroids rarely ever turn into uterine cancer. Some other names for fibroids include leiomyomas, uterine fibroids and myomas. Fibroids develop from the myometrium, the muscular tissue of the uterus, due to rapid cell growth. There are different types of fibroids based on where they are located around the uterus. Fibroids grow at different rates, some slow, some fast, sometimes growing and shrinking. Fibroids that appear during pregnancy will often disappear when the uterus returns to normal size after birth. Three out of four women have fibroids in their lifetime, but they typically go unnoticed due to a lack of symptoms.
The most common symptoms of fibroids include heavy menstrual bleeding, prolonged periods, difficulty with emptying the bladder, frequent urination, constipation, and back or leg pains. In more serious situations, fibroids can cause pain when it outgrows its blood supply, becomes deprived of nutrients and begins to die. Byproducts of the dying fibroid seep into the surrounding tissue. You should see a doctor if you are experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned above.
If you have any questions or need to be treated for fibroids, please visit Nevada Surgery and Cancer Care’s website at nvscc.com or call us at 702-739-6467.