What are Uterine Fibroids?

What are Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are the abnormal tumor growths in or on the woman’s uterus. Many times, these tumors become large in size which results in critical abdominal pain and heavy periods. The other names of fibroids are:

  1. Fibromas
  2. Uterine myomas
  3. Leiomyomas
  4. Myomas

It is not necessary that a woman having fibroid shows detectable signs and symptoms at all. In fact, according to research, nearly 80 percent of the woman have fibroids in them by the age of 50 but don’t show any symptoms.

Uterine Fibroids Treatments:

Uterine Fibroids Treatment

There are many treatments available for the uterine fibroids which include some home remedies, many medications, and surgeries. But however, the best treatment is the minimally invasive procedures such as Uterine fibroid embolization. This treatment is currently gaining very popular as it doesn’t include the invasive traditional procedure.

Let’s know this treatment in detail:

Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE):

Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)

Uterine Fibroid Embolization is the best fibroids treatment as it is a minimally invasive technique for treating the fibroids or fibroid tumors of the uterus. These tumors can cause heavy pain while menstruation, menstrual bleeding, and pressure on the bowel.

In this treatment, a real-time x-ray is used, also known as fluoroscopy for guiding the delivery of embolic agents to the fibroids in the uterus. The doctor injects these agents using a catheter, a thin flexible tube.  The embolic agents block the arteries from providing blood to the uterine fibroids. As a result, these fibroids get shrink. Many studies show, that nearly 90% of women who undergo the fibroid embolization treatment get completely rid of the fibroid-related symptoms.

Before the treatment, the doctor will evaluate your condition through imaging techniques. If you are pregnant or suffering from any disease then tell your doctor about it.

How UFE treatment is performed?

How UFE treatment is performed

In the UFE treatment, the interventional radiologist used high-quality X-ray cameras to perform the minimally invasive procedure. It is an image-guided treatment. The intervention radiologist delivers the particles using a catheter to the uterine arteries. Generally, the intervention radiologist performs this procedure in a cath lab.

  1. The patient is placed at the examining table.
  2. Then, the doctor connects the patient to the monitors for tracking the heart rate, blood pressure, and pulse.
  3. An intravenous line is inserted into the vein to give the sedative meditation intravenously. Anesthesia can be also used.
  4. The location where the catheter needs to be inserted is sterilized and covered with a surgical drape.
  5. That area gets numb by using a local anesthetic, and the doctor makes a tiny incision at this area.
  6. By employing the cameras, the intervention radiologist inserts the catheter into the femoral artery, located in the groin area. Then the embolic agents get release into the arteries by positioning the catheter into the artery. Just a one tiny skin puncture requires in this entire procedure.

After the procedure, the radiologist removes the catheter, and apply the pressure for stopping the bleeding. The skin area is covered by a dressing, and the intravenous line would be removed.

The duration of this procedure is nearly 90 minutes.

In Jaipur, you can get the best treatment at the Flowcare Radiology & Intervention Clinic, by the intervention radiology specialist Dr. Rajendra Bansal. He is having a proven record of successful fibroid treatment by the Uterine Fibroid Embolization treatment using minimally invasive procedure.

Fibroids Symptoms:

Fibroids Symptoms

The uterus fibroid symptoms depend on the tumor number plus their location and size as well. For e.g. submucosal fibroids cause heavy menstrual bleeding.

In the menopause, the tumor is very small so the person doesn’t show any such symptoms. During menopause, the fibroids get shrink as the levels of estrogen and progesterone get drops which stimulate the fibroid growth.

The other symptoms are:

  1. Heavy bleeding including blood clots during the periods.
  2. Pain in the lower back or pelvis bone
  3. Increase in menstrual cramping
  4. Urination increase
  5. Long duration of menstruation
  6. Pressure in the abdomen
  7. Enlargement or swelling of the abdomen

If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, contact your doctor immediately. If you are looking for the treatment, then you should consult at Flowcare Intervention & Pain Clinic, Jaipur to get the uterine fibroids treatment in Jaipur.

What causes Fibroids?

What causes fibroids

There is no such particular reason for the formation of fibroids. Generally, the observed reasons are:

  • Hormones:

There are two hormones that ovaries produce estrogen and progesterone. These hormones cause the uterine lining regeneration during the menstrual cycle which stimulates the growth of fibroids.

  • Family biology:

If in your family, your mother, sister, or grandmother have suffered from fibroids, then you are more likely to suffer from it.

  • Pregnancy:

The level of the above-mentioned hormones also increases in the pregnancy. Therefore, fibroids may develop while you are pregnant.

How to know where I can get the treatment?

Firstly, you should consult your regular doctor, he will consult you the specialist. However, the best way is to search on Google using phrases like “ uterine fibroid treatment in Jaipur

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