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Definition - What does fibroids mean?

Fibroids are benign growths or tumors that develop in the uterus, characterized as abnormal nodules ranging in size from small to large, primarily in women approaching menopause. Individuals can experience debilitating symptoms that undercut quality of life including heavy menstrual cycles, lower back pain, pelvic discomfort, intercourse issues, and constant urination.

SureHire explains fibroids

Although a small percentage (1%) of fibroid cases turn out malignant, many women are subject to persistent feelings of concern about their health. Reports suggest that estrogen secretions during reproductive cycles predisposes women at menopause to more adverse effects of fibroids. However, the medical community remains conflicted about whether pregnancies are a safeguard against fibroids or if they contribute to infertility issues in women.

Physicians collate medical history information followed by an abdominal and pelvic examination to identify fibroids and determine treatment options to rectify the issue. A hysterectomy is a primary method used to remove fibroids following a diagnosis. Many doctors will monitor fibroid growth to assess whether their size remains static or if they diminish in time, reflecting the most favorable therapeutic solution.

In the workplace, many women can face challenging prospects as fears of morbidity about fibroids interferes with their job performance. In this instance, underlying implications of personal and social issues emerge where individuals resort to absenteeism, and the erosion of interpersonal relationships.

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