Causes of Uterine Fibroids
Fibroids are nothing but abnormal growths that may develop in the uterus of a woman. Many a times, such tumors can be quite big in size and can result in heavy menstrual cycles and massive pain in an ailing woman’s abdomen. However, there may be certain cases with no symptoms or signs that a woman has fibroids. Such fibroid growths are non-cancerous or benign in nature. The exact causes of Uterine Fibroids are still not known. They start when certain cells overgrow in a uterus’s muscular wall.
There are several researchers who are of the opinion that it is not a single factor but a combination of multiple factors that play a role to cause Uterine Fibroids. Some of these causes could be as follows:
- Genetics: Uterine Fibroids may run into the family of an ailing woman i.e. genetics may be responsible for Uterine Fibroids.
- Hormones: Hormonal changes that may be affected by the levels of progesterone and estrogen.
Your Gynecologist may detect that you have Uterine Fibroids when you visit her or him for your routing pelvic test for checking your vagina and uterus. Fibroids can be detected by your doctor by conducting a routine pelvic exam as a mass or a lump on your uterus which may be often painless.
A doctor can also ask you to undergo imaging tests in order to confirm whether you are having Uterine Fibroids or not. These are tests that can produce an image of your body’s interior sections without undergoing a surgery. Some of these tests may include:
- Ultrasound: This testing procedure makes use of sound waves to form images. It can b placed either inside a vagina or on an abdomen to create the images.
- Magnetic Resource Imaging: Also known as MRI, this advanced test uses radio waves and magnets so that images can be produced.
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If you feel that you need to know more about Uterine Fibroids, you can contact Women’s Health. You may contact us by phone at 817.346.5336. We have offices in Lake Worth, Granbury, Burleson as well as in Fort Worth.