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What are the signs and symptoms of myoma?

What are the signs and symptoms of myoma?

Common symptoms of fibroids

  • Abdominal, pelvic, or lower back pain that can be severe, episodic, or constant.
  • Abdominal pressure.
  • Abdominal swelling, distension or bloating.
  • Heavy bleeding during menstrual period (menorrhagia)
  • Longer than normal menstrual periods.
  • Pain during sexual intercourse.
  • Urgent need to urinate.

What will happen if you have myoma?

The Symptoms of Myomas (a.k.a. Uterine Fibroids) As they grow larger, they can cause pressure on nearby organs or pain due to their size. Submucosal fibroids grow just beneath the uterine lining and can push into the uterus cavity, leading to heavy bleeding and other more serious complications.

What will happen if myoma is not treated?

If left untreated, fibroids can continue to grow, both in size and number. As these tumors take over the uterus the symptoms will become worse. The fibroids pain will increase. The heavy bleeding will become heavier and it may be accompanied by severe cramping.

How are fibroids removed from the uterus?

Fibroids that cause heavy bleeding with large blood clots are submucosal, they are in the endometrium, the inside layer of the uterus. A submucosal fibroid that is 4cm or cm or smaller can be removed hysteroscopically. A hysteroscope, a long tube, is inserted into the vagina, into the cervix, and into the uterus.

Are there any other treatments for menstrual fibroids?

Fibroids in other locations do not cause heavy menstrual bleeding or large blood clots. Although there are many other treatments for fibroids, such as uterine artery embolizaiton (UAE, also called UFE), endometrial ablation, focused ultrasound, myolisis, and Lupron to shrink them, they are all destructive.

Can a hysteroscope be used to remove a fibroid?

The type of bleeding you are experiencing is almost always caused by submucosal fibroids. A submucosal fibroid is located in the inside, endometrial layer of the uterus. If it is smaller than 4cm it can be shelled out with a hysteroscope, which is performed vaginally and does not require an incision.

Can you refuse a hysterectomy for fibroids?

If you are told that a hysterectomy is your only choice to treat symptomatic fibroids, find another doctor who has the skill to perform a myomectomy, and who will respect your decision to choose the treatment that you think will be best for you. It’s your body, you always have the right to refuse treatment.