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Treatment - fibroid tumors. Treatment - uterine leiomyoma
are non-cancerous growths (tumors) in the uterus. In most cases, treatment is not needed at all. Treatment is only considered if the fibroid is growing rapidly or if you have symptoms like:
Excessive vaginal bleeding
Pain with intercourse
In the past, most women who had fibroids with symptoms required surgery to correct the problem; recent research, however, has led to many new treatments that do not require surgery.
Uterine Artery Embolization: UAE shrinks fibroids by cutting off their blood supply. A catheter is threaded from the groin up into the uterine artery. The blood vessels supplying the fibroids are identified and material is used to block blood flow to the tumor.
Focused Ultrasound Surgery: This procedure destroys fibroids by using high...
Definition A cyst is a closed pocket or pouch of tissue. It can be filled with air, fluid, pus, or other material. Considerations Cysts may form within any tissue in the body. Cysts within the lung generally are air-filled, while cysts involving the lymph system or kidneys are fluid-filled. Certain parasites, such as trichinosis , dog tapeworm ( Toxocara canis ), and echinococcus , can form cysts within the muscles, liver, brain, lungs, and eyes. Cysts are common on the skin. They develop as a result of infection, clogging of sebaceous glands (acne-related cysts), or around a foreign object stuck in the skin. See also: Pilonidal dimple Common Causes
Risk Factors Uterine fibroids are the most common tumor found in female reproductive organs. Age Fibroids are most common in women who are their 30s through early 50s. (After menopause, fibroids tend to shrink.) About 20 - 40% of women age 35 and older have fibroids of significant enough size to cause symptoms. Race and Ethnicity Uterine fibroids are particularly common in African-American women, and these women tend to develop them at a younger age than white women. Family History Family history, (having a mother or sister who had fibroids), may increase risk. Other Possible Risk Factors Obesity and high blood pressure may possibly be associated with increased fibroid risk
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