Subserosal Fibroids

What you need to know about Subserosal Fibroids?

Almost all women have heard about uterine fibroids. In fact, it is highly likely that you’ve developed growths, or fibroids, on your uterus. Although you may not necessarily have experienced painful symptoms, you may still have growths on your uterus. According to statistics, it is concluded that approximately seventy-five percent of women will develop these tumors. Still, most will never even notice, since the majority of those, who do develop tumors, will never experience any symptoms whatsoever. Of course, it is wise to remember that there are actually several different types of uterine fibroids. Subserosal Fibroids happens to be one of them. Below, you will learn about this specific type of fibroid.

What are they?

Overall, you will find that these tumors tend to grow on the outside of the uterus. As they continue to grow larger, they will extend further outwards. This will develop a knob or bump on the uterus. In some situations, it is possible for these tumors to be connected to the uterus, with a long stalk. In these situations, it can be difficult to tell the difference between the fibroid and an ovarian mass. It is possible for these growths to become very large, after a period of time. Still, it is unlikely that the size of the uterine cavity will change. Much like other fibroids, it is much more common for these to develop in women, during their childbearing years.

What are the Symptoms?

When you begin trying to decide, whether or not you’re suffering from Subserosal Fibroids, you will want to understand the symptoms and relate them to your own situation. If you have one or more of these symptoms, it could very well mean that you’re suffering from this specific type of uterine fibroid. However, proper testing with an expert physician is the only way to know for sure.

  • Back and Pelvic Pain
  • Bloating and Constipation
  • Feeling of Pressure and Heaviness
  • Constant need to urinate
  • Potential kidney damage due to uterus compression
  • Stomach pain and cramping

If you’re dealing with similar symptoms, you will want to rely on over-the-counter medications, until you’re able to seek the help of a medical professional.

Potential Infertility

Any woman, who is suffering from fibroids, will likely be concerned about her potential risk of infertility. In most cases, you will not have to worry about this, since most medical experts believe that these tumors do not lead to infertility. In some severe cases, it is possible for the growth to become so large that it will cause the fallopian tubes to compress. In this type of situation, it is possible that infertility will be a factor. It is always important to seek an opinion of a qualified physician who is an expert on uterine fibroids and other types of fibroids. At Palm Vascular, we have several staff members who are experts in this field. Do not hesitate to contact us.

Potential Treatments

Anyone, who is suffering from this condition, should know that there is actually no medicinal treatment. A medical professional will only offer medicines, if they’re trying to help alleviate the pain and symptoms. Otherwise, the most common way to fight the problem is for the sufferer to undergo surgeries. In fact, surgery is the most effective way to deal with uterine fibroids. Many medical professionals recommend a laparoscopic myomectomy, however, this is an invasive surgery. Uterine fibroid embolization is non-invasive surgery that might be right for the type of fibroids you have. We encourage you to investigate all of your options.

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