Uterine fibroid (also uterine leiomyoma, myoma, fibromyoma, leiofibromyoma, fibroleiomyoma, and fibroma) (plural of ... myoma is ...myomas or ...myomata) is a benign (non-cancerous) tumor that originates from the smooth muscle layer (myometrium) and the accompanying connective tissue of the uterus.
Fibroids are the most common benign tumors in females and typically found during the middle and later reproductive years.
While most fibroids are asymptomatic, they can grow and cause heavy and painful menstruation, painful sexual intercourse, and urinary frequency and urgency.
Some fibroids may interfere with pregnancy although this appears to be very rare
About 20–40% of women will be diagnosed with leiomyoma but only a fraction of those will cause problems or require treatment.
The condition is about twice as common in black women as white women leiomyoma are more common in overweight women perhaps because of increased
estrogen from adipose aromatase activity.
Fibroids are dependent on estrogen and progesterone to grow and therefore relevant only during the reproductive years, they are expected to shrink after menopause.
Most fibroids, even large ones, produce no symptoms. These masses are often found during a regular pelvic examination.
When women do experience symptoms, the most common are the following:
irregular vaginal bleeding or an increase in menstrual bleeding, known as menorrhagia, sometimes with blood clots;
pressure on the bladder, which may cause frequent urination and a sense of urgency to urinate and, rarely, the inability to urinate;
pressure on the rectum, resulting in constipation;
pelvic pressure, "feeling full" in the lower abdomen, lower abdominal pain;
increase in size around the waist and change in abdominal contour (some women may need to increase their clothing size but not because of a significant weight gain);
infertility, which is defined as an inability to become pregnant after 1 year of attempting to get pregnant; and/or
a pelvic mass discovered by a health care practitioner during a physical examination.
While a bimanual examination typically can identify the presence of larger fibroids, gynecologic ultrasonography (ultrasound) has evolved as the standard tool to evaluate the uterus for fibroids.
Sonography will depict the fibroids as focal masses with a heterogeneous texture, which usually cause shadowing of the ultrasound beam.
The location can be determined and dimensions of the lesion measured.
Also magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be used to define the depiction of the size and location of the fibroids within the uterus.
Imaging modalities cannot clearly distinguish between the benign uterine leiomyoma and the malignant uterine leiomyosarcoma, however, the latter is quite rare. However fast growth or unexpected growth such as enlargement of a lesion after the menopause raise the level of suspicion that the lesion might be a sarcoma. Also, with advanced malignant lesions there may be evidence of local invasion. A more recent study has suggested that diagnostic capabilities using MRI have improved the ability to detect sarcomatous lesions.
Biopsy is rarely performed and if performed, is rarely diagnostic. Should there be an uncertain diagnosis after
Other ultrasounds and MRI imaging, surgery is generally indicated are imaging techniques that may be helpful specifically in the evaluation of lesions that affect the uterine cavity are hysterosalpingography or sonohysterography.
Fibroids that lead to heavy vaginal bleeding lead to anemia and iron deficiency.
Due to pressure effects gastrointestinal problems are possible such as constipation and bloatedness.
Compression of the ureter may lead to hydronephrosis.
Fibroids may also present alongside endometriosis, which itself may cause infertility. uetrine fibroid
Adenomyosis may be mistaken for or coexist with fibroids.
In very rare cases, malignant (cancerous) growths, leiomyosarcoma, of the myometrium can develop.
Women should avoid weight gain after age 18 and maintain a normal body weight compared to height. Body weight tends to increase estrogen production, thus aggravating fibroid growth. Exercise can help women control weight and additionally decrease hormone production that stimulates fibroid growth.
Tobacco use has not been proven to be linked to an increase in fibroids. But quitting smoking will improve general health and well being of women that have fibroids.
Routine health visits with a health care practitioner may allow for early detection of fibroids.
It may be possible to heal uterine fibroids by taking only the constitutional remedy. This, in effect, would mean to find a remedy that would describe the essence of the entire state of the patient... a much too long shot, in most cases. If it were possible just like that, there would be no need neither for homeopathic mixtures nor for any other kind of medicine at all.
Now, let us recap the situation. Uterine fibroids are benign tumours in the uterus, which is a sac of a kind, with cervix as an outlet. How to eliminate them from the body?
The following list of actions comes to mind:
A treatment with homeopathic miasms and constitutional remedies can stop the unwanted growths and enable you to continue living with your reproductive organs as a whole.
In real life, this requires a surgery, while in energy healing, this boils down to taking another remedy -- a very non-invasive procedure.
Again, homeopathy can help here, in a non-invasive way. There is a remedy, Silicea, which acts as a "homeopathical scalpel", while another, Myrristica Sebifera acts as a "homeopathical knife". Taken together, they separate uterine fibroids from the wall of the uterus, and then the tumors fall away.
Again, homeopathy can help. A remedy called Hepar Sulphuris Calcarea speeds up the growth of uterine fibroids, while Silicea with Myrristica Sebifera take the bad tissue out.
Post-op treatment can sometimes be weeks long. In homeopathy, there would be no ill effects of anaesthesia, cutting, bleeding, wounds, etc. etc. Applied properly, homeopathy is a better way of getting the uterine fibroids out!
Sepia should be used for women with uterine fibroids who have a uterus that feels as though it is pushing downwards. Usually fibroid sufferers that will benefit from this homeopathic treatment feel irritable and want to be left alone. Cravings for salty or sweet foods are also common with uterine fibroids who have abnormally heavy menstrual bleeding caused by the fibroids may benefit from phosphorus. Usually the bleeding will be characterized with bright red blood, as well as clotting. Women that will benefit from this homeopathic medicine tend to crave cold liquids.
Sabina should be used for women with uterine fibroids that are accompanied with a pain in the lower back that radiates into the pubic bones. Women who will benefit from this homeopathic remedy usually have heavy uterine bleeding with clots.
The homeopathic remedy calcarea carbonica should be used for women with uterine fibroids who are overweight and tend to get chilled easily. This remedy is especially helpful for women that tend to get overwhelmed easily and have always had problems with anxiety. Women who will benefit from this homeopathic treatment may experience cravings for sweets or eggs
Uterus enlarged and patulous, watery, non-irritating leucorrhea. Fibroids with a bearing down sensation, cramps in feet, worse in afternoon and night.
Dragging in the sacral region, with prolapsed specially after miscarriage, conscious of womb. Weight and soreness of the womb. Menses too frequent, too profuse. Parts hot, red, swollen, burn and itch terribly. Debility attending menopause.
Metrorragia, too frequent and copious menses.Haemorrhage with violent uterine colic. Every alternate period is very profuse. Leucorrhea before and menses; bloody, dark, offensive; stains indelibly. Sore pain in the wombrising. Scarcely recovers from one period before another begins.
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