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Fibroids are growths of fibrous tissue and muscle that form in on around the uterus. Although we do not fully understand why some women are affected by fibroids, we do know that:
You might not be aware of any symptoms if you have small fibroids, but if the growths become large enough they can start to cause problems. Possible symptoms of fibroids include:
If you notice symptoms that could be caused by fibroids, you should see a gynaecologist. The doctor may need to:
Since fibroids don’t always cause symptoms, you might not be aware of them until you have a gynaecological check up or scan for another reason. Even if you aren’t experiencing symptoms, it can be important to get the right treatment.
It isn’t always necessary to treat fibroids immediately. As long as they aren’t causing any symptoms, it may be possible to wait and see if they go away by themselves. Fibroids will often shrink in time, especially after the menopause. However, in some cases it may be necessary to treat the fibroids with:
Fibroids can sometimes affect your fertility or cause problems during pregnancy. The impact depends on the size and location of the growths. Fibroids could block eggs from reaching the uterus or prevent embryos from attaching to the womb lining. If you are hoping to have children in the future, this will need to be considered in the treatment approach.
If you are experiencing symptoms that could be caused by fibroids or your doctor has recommend that you see a specialist, you can arrange a gynaecological consultation at the Women's Clinic London. Miss Arafa is a leading gynaecologist with many years of experience treating fibroids. She will provide the highest quality care. Simply contact the clinic by phone or fill in the online form to request an appointment or to arrange a telephone consultation.
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