Facts on Fibroids

Fibroids are the most common tumors of the reproductive tract. In fact, fibroids are expected to affect up to 80% of women at least once in their lifetime. Fibroids are tumors, but yet in many cases they are benign. Although these tumors are not cancerous, they can still have a significant impact on a woman’s reproductive health. To learn quick facts on fibroids, continue reading!

7 facts on fibroids

  1. Uterine fibroids are the most prevalent benign tumors among women of reproductive age.2 Simply put, fibroids are a compilation of muscle cells and tissue which line the wall of the uterus. 
  1. The exact cause of uterine fibroids are unknown, but women that are overweight or of African ancestry tend to be at higher risk.. Researchers suspect that genetics may also play a role.1
  1. Many women with these tumors are asymptomatic. However pelvic pressure, heavy and painful periods, pain after intercourse, and reproductive challenges (e.g., infertility, several miscarriages, early labor) may be signs of fibroids. 
  1. A provider may feel the fibroids as lumps during physical examination. Furthermore, MRIs and ultrasounds may be used to confirm diagnosis. 
  1. Fibroids may shrink in size after menopause. Thus, treatment may not be initially necessary as an immediate action. 
  1.  Fibroids may depend on the size, shape, and number. These factors may determine the severity and resulting treatment options including birth control and surgical or radiological interventions. 
  1. Severe complications are unlikely, however infertility and miscarriage may be a resulting consequence.1

 There can be many causes of pelvic pain and at Trust Women’s Healthcare we can ensure the proper diagnosis and treatment plan tailored to your needs. Schedule an appointment with us to manage any of your reproductive health concerns.

  1. UCLA Health. What are fibroids? Accessed July 17, 2023. https://www.uclahealth.org/medical-services/fibroids/what-are-fibroids
  2.  Medline Plus. Uterine Fibroids. Accessed July 17, 2023. https://medlineplus.gov/uterinefibroids.html

About Dr. Peggy Roberts:

Dr. Peggy Roberts is a board certified, New York licensed Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. She has spent over a decade caring for women of all ages. She has extensive experience in preventative medicine for women, high-risk pregnancies, other medicine and aesthetics.

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