Dr.SSA Giada Frontino

Dr. Giada Frontino

Dr.SSA Giada Frontino
GINECOLOGA ITALIANA A LONDRA

Dr. Giada Frontino
Consultant Gynaecologist

English (UK)
Italiano
English (UK)

Dr. Giada Frontino
Consultant Gynaecologist

Dr.ssa Giada Frontino
ginecologa italiana a londra

English (UK)
Italiano
English (UK)

Fibroids / Myomas

Uterine fibroids are benign (not cancer) growths that develop from the muscle tissue of the uterus.

They also are called leiomyomas or myomas.

The size, shape, and location of fibroids can vary greatly.

They may be inside the uterus, on its outer surface or within its wall, or attached to it by a stem-like structure.

A woman may have only one fibroid or many of varying sizes.

A fibroid may remain very small for a long time and suddenly grow rapidly, or grow slowly over a number of years.

Uterine fibroids can cause heavy menstrual bleeding if they are located in the womb cavity.

Other symptoms can be pelvic pressure, urinary symptoms, pain, bloatedness, miscarriages.

In many cases, there are no symptoms at all.

Fibroids are diagnosed through a pelvic transvaginal ultrasound scan.

Fibroids that do not cause symptoms, are small, or occur in a woman who is nearing menopause often do not require treatment.

Certain signs and symptoms may signal the need for treatment:

Heavy or painful menstrual periods that cause anemia or that disrupt a woman’s normal activities, Uncertainty whether the growth is a fibroid or another type of tumor, such as an ovarian tumor, Rapid increase in growth of the fibroid, Infertility, Pelvic pain.