Fibroids are non-cancerous growths that originate from the muscular tissue of the uterus. Although they are benign, they are a prevalent cause of concern among women worldwide.

A fibroid can be any size and can develop in various locations, including within the uterus, along its inner or outer linings, as well as outside the organ itself. It’s not uncommon for women to have multiple fibroids of different sizes, with statistics showing that between 40% and 60% of women may develop them by the age of 35. Interestingly, fibroids are more frequently encountered among African women, adding a layer of complexity to their prevalence.

The discomforting impact of fibroids extends beyond their physical presence, often manifesting in symptoms that disrupt daily life. Excessive bleeding during periods, abdominal pains, urinary issues, and even constipation are commonly associated with fibroids. Furthermore, their presence can complicate fertility and pregnancy, raising concerns among women of reproductive age. Understanding these symptoms and their potential consequences is crucial for timely intervention and management.

Fortunately, fibroids can be effectively managed through non-surgical and/or surgical approaches, tailored to individual needs. However, navigating treatment options and making informed decisions requires the expertise of a gynaecologist. With proper care and management, women can mitigate the effects of fibroids and regain control over their reproductive health.

At Finnih Medical Centre, our gynaecology team is always ready to give you the best care. Book an appointment with us today if you or anyone is experiencing these symptoms.