Uterine Fibroids are non-cancerous growths that develop in or around your womb (uterus). The growths are made up of muscle and fibrous tissue, can vary in size and can be single or multiple and respond to oestrogen during the womens menstrual cycle
Fibroids are the most common condition affecting the female reproductive system in the UK, As many as 1 in 5 women many suffer with the symptoms of fibroids such as heavy menstrual bleeding.
Fibroids usually develop in the reproductive age between 16 and 50 and tend to shrink after the menopause when oestrogen level reduce.
Size of Fibroids
These growths range from the size of a pea to the size of a grapefruit and are often multiple
In some women, the symptoms of fibroids can be severe, affecting their quality of life and other health problems due to:
Anaemia - which may be caused by heavy loss of blood during your periods.
Bleeding in between periods or with sexual intercourse
Pain or discomfort during sex
Lower back pain
Urge to pass urine
Constipation and bloating
These symptoms may also be caused by other Gynaecological conditions.
At the Mercia Fibroid Clinic you can be assured of a thorough assessment by our Gynaecologists before any treatment options are discussed.
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