Fibroid tumors

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Fibroid tumors

Fibroid tumors are non-cancerous (benign) growths in the uterus. They occur in 30-40% of women over age 40, and do not need to be removed unless they are causing symptoms that interfere with a woman's normal activities.

Patient discussion about Fibroid tumors

Q. uterine fibroids. Whats the best way to deal with them? My doctor says hysterectomy? What about my hormones?

A. Yes, drugs that suppress the levels of the female sex hormones (estrogen) are successful for treating uterine fibroids. However, the relief is only temporary and the fibroids recur once the treatment is stopped. In addition, these treatments cause side effects similar to menopause.

Surgery is the definitive treatment, especially for complications such as bleeding or pain, and when there's a suspicion for malignancy.

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Because at least one-half of fibroid tumors appear to be cytogenetically normal, there may exist an unidentified submicroscopic mutation in this karyotypically normal subgroup or even in the cytogenetically abnormal group as well.
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The same ratio indicates 30,000 of the 175,000 annual hysterectomies for fibroid tumors are unnecessary.
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While there are theoretical concerns that pathology in the uterine cavity, such as fibroid tumors, could reduce visibility and thereby make it more difficult to insert the device, this has not proved to be an issue in practice.