Homeopathic Doctor for Uterine fibroids
Uterine fibroids are tumours which grow from cells forming the muscle of the uterus (womb). Uterine fibroids, which are also called leiomyoma or myoma of the uterus, can grow on the uterine wall and push out into the bladder, bowel or intestine. They can also grow within the uterine wall, or even project from the wall of the uterus on a narrow stalk into the uterine cavity. Fibroids can be as small as a pea or as large as a football and are almost always benign, no matter how large they get. Having uterine fibroids does not increase your risk of cancer. No one is certain what causes uterine fibroids, but changing oestrogen levels seem to play a part in their growth. When oestrogen levels are high, as a result of pregnancy or contraceptive pills, for example, the rate of fibroid growth increases.
Many women never even know they have uterine fibroids. If symptoms do exist, they may include: painful periods prolonged and heavy menstrual bleeding (which may lead to iron deficiency or anaemia) more frequent or uncomfortable urination caused by pressure on the bladder feeling of fullness or pressure in the lower abdomen pelvic pain backache constipation infertility miscarriage.
If pain or bleeding during menstruation caused by fibroids is an ongoing or worsening problem, see your doctor. In the meanwhile, to ease discomfort: take over-the-counter pain relief for cramps and body aches rest in bed when symptoms are worst eat foods high in iron (such as lean red meat and spinach) and take iron supplements (if your doctor recommends it) to avoid anaemia caused by heavy menstrual bleeding hold a hot water bottle against your tummy or have a warm bath to help relieve pain.