FIBROIDS

Fibroid Treatment in Jumeirah, Dubai

Growths that are non-cancerous that come up in the uterus and they are also known as myomas and leiomyomas. Fibroids are small and can be big to even the size of expanding the uterus. In extreme cases, one looks like a pregnant woman.

Uterine fibroids are benign lumps that grow on the uterus. Symptoms may include heavy periods, cramping, painful sex, and an urge to urinate. This fibroid treatment options include hysterectomy, embolization, and hormone therapy.

Signs and Symptoms

Symptoms and signs are different and vary in relation to the size, location and the number of fibroids.

  • Leg pain
  • Backache
  • Excessive heavy bleeding
  • Periods for more than a week
  • Pelvic pain and pressure
  • Urinating frequently
  • Trouble emptying the bladder

Book an appointment with a gynecologist if you observe any of the above signs and symptoms to seek an immediate treatment for fibroid.

Causes of Fibroids

The exact causes are unknown, but there are some factors that lead to the condition:

  • Changes in the genes: genetic change in the uterine muscle make up leads to development of fibroids.
  • Hormones: fibroids contain receptors of estrogen and progesterone than normal uterine cells. After menopause the fibroids reduce due to the reduction of hormone production.
  • Other growth hormones such as insulin-like growth factor.

A stem cell is the parent of a fibroid, it is the point of origin for the fibroid. The cells create a mass which creates a mass. Growth is either controlled or in spurts. The same growth may shrink over-time.

What You Can Do

You can avoid or treat the growth of fibroids by:

  • Taking a balanced diet
  • Regular exercise to monitor body weight
  • Constant checks to ensure the condition is caught early enough

What We Can Do

The fibroid treatment at our clinic in Dubai includes:

  • Surgery and removal of fibroids
  • Follow up of the condition after removal
  • Advice on ways to manage the bleeding
  • Ultrasound to detect the fibroids
  • Laboratory tests to determine the blood levels are within acceptable levels
  • MRI to determine the size of the fibroids and the exact location
  • Hyster nosography where saline is infused into the uterus to determine the location and size of submucosal fibroids.
  • Hysterosalpingography that involves using dye injection in the reproductive tract to visualize the reproductive tract
  • Gonadotropin releasing hormone agonist that stops production of estrogen and progesterone. It keeps the body in a post-menopausal state which allows the shrinking of fibroids, which allows the anemia to improve.
  • Progestin-releasing intrauterine device which relieves symptoms of fibroids by reducing bleeding resulting from fibroids.
  • Tranexamic acid that enables the reduction of heavy flow during menstruation
  • Uterine artery embolization, embolic agents are pushed into the arteries supplying the fibroids.

To know more about the various fibroid treatment options available, contact the fibroid specialist at SHAMMA Clinic in Jumeirah, Dubai.

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