Friends today I am discussing about a very common problem of most of the females facing in these days that is uterus tumour.
Non-cancerous tumours of the uterus
Uterine fibroids are a common non-cancerous tumour of the uterus. They are growths that develop in the connecting tissues of the uterus. They do not spread (metastasize) to other parts of the body and are not usually life-threatening.
Uterine fibroids may grow in different parts of the uterus, but they most often develop in the uterine wall. They tend to get bigger during the reproductive years and shrink after menopause. Uterine fibroids may increase the risk of infertility.
About half of all women have uterine fibroids by the age of 50. They are rare under the age of 20. The cause of uterine fibroids is unknown. Doctors think they are caused by hormones because high levels of estrogen and progesterone seem to increase their growth. They also think that they may run in families.
Many women with fibroids don’t have any symptoms. Whether or not you have symptoms and which symptoms you have will depend on the number of fibroids, their size and their location in the uterus. If symptoms develop, they can include:
abnormal vaginal bleeding
urinating more often
pain, pressure or cramps in the lower abdomen
problems during pregnancy, including premature contractions and spontaneous abortion
If you have symptoms or your doctor thinks you might have uterine fibroids, you will be sent for tests. Tests used to diagnose or rule out uterine fibroids include:
transvaginal or pelvic ultrasound
biopsy of the lining of the uterus (called the endometrium)
Find out more about these tests and procedures.
Uterine fibroids usually don’t need to be treated unless they cause symptoms. Treatment options include:
medicines to lower estrogen levels and decrease fibroid growth
surgery to remove the fibroids but not the uterus (called myomectomy)
surgery to remove the uterus (called hysterectomy)
A few of the factors that have been known in the incidence of uterine fibroids are –
Obesity- Being overweight is a major risk factor in the development of uterine fibroids.
Heredity- If one or more of your family members like your mother or sister has or had fibroids, the chances of your having fibroids are much higher.
Race- Black women are more likely to have fibroids and that too at a younger age.
Diet- Having a diet high in red meat content and low in fruits and vegetables may contribute to fibroids. At the same time intake of alcohol may also increase risk of uterine fibroids.
Vit D Deficiency- The deficiency of Vit D may also increase your risk of having uterine fibroids.
PCOS – Presence of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome can also predispose you to uterine fibroids.
Diabetes- It is another common predisposing factor.
Hypertension- Presence of high blood pressure can also predispose you to fibroids.
Symptoms of Uterine Fibroids
Most of the uterine fibroids, particularly the smaller ones are asymptomatic. This means that there are not too many symptoms. One cannot often diagnose or point towards presence of fibroids from clinical observation. More often than not, small fibroids are found accidentally during routine ultrasounds.
In cases where there are symptoms, the development of symptoms varies from patient to patient. In some patients, the symptoms are very slow to develop. It takes years to develop the symptoms. In some other cases, the symptoms develop very fast in just a couple of months.
The common symptoms of uterine fibroids are-
Abnormal bleeding during menses- The most common symptom is a change in the normal menstrual bleeding pattern. In some cases, the bleeding may be profuse and protracted. This may last for more than a week. In yet some other cases, the bleeding may be intermittent and start mid cycle.
Pain during menses- Another common symptom is the presence of pain during menses. This pain may be felt in the lower back, lower abdomen and pelvis.
Pain during intercourse – There may be pain during intercourse.
Infertility – In some cases, more so when the fibroids are large, there may be infertility. In other cases, there may be miscarriages.
Fullness in the lower abdomen – Some females may even feel fullness or bloatedness in the abdomen.
Anaemia- Profuse bleeding may cause anaemia.
Treatment of Uterine Fibroids
The traditional or allopathic treatment of uterine fibroids is not very effective. Usually some medicines are given that interfere with normal hormonal secretion. These medicines have side effects as they disturb the hormonal balance of a female. The common advice of gynaecologists is to go in for surgery. This is more so if the female is not thinking of having children any more. A complete hysterectomy is often advised. This means that the uterus is completely removed. This causes immediate cessation of menses. Artificial and sudden onset of menopause often leads to complications.
Homeopathic treatment of uterine fibroids
Homeopathy is much more effective in treatment of uterine fibroids. Out of all possible alternatives, Homeopathy is the best non surgical treatment for fibroids. The homeopathic medicines slowly but surely retard the growth of fibroids. Over a period of time, the fibroids disappear completely. This is a far more effective and the most convenient treatment of fibroids.
Uterine Fibroids – 5 best Homeopathic medicines for fibroids
There are more than a dozen homeopathic remedies that are used in the treatment of fibroids. All of them are equally effective when they are indicated. The indications of the homeopathic medicines depend upon matching the symptoms of the patient with that of the medicines. Once there is a good matching, the indicated remedy will surely cure the patient. Having said that, I can say with a good degree of confidence that some medicines are far more commonly indicated.
These 5 best medicines for uterine fibroids are
1. Phosphorus – best medicine for fibroids with profuse and protracted bleeding
2. Sabina- best medicine for fibroids with clotted bleeding
3. Calcarea Carb- best medicine for uterine fibroids with chilliness
4. Sepia – best remedy for uterine fibroids with irritability, indifference and bearing down pains
5. Thyroidinum- best medicine for fibroids with obesity.