Uterine Fibroids

Uterine Fibroids


Uterine Fibroids: Understanding the Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Options

Fibroids are a common condition affecting many women, often causing significant discomfort and disrupting their daily lives. At Mediworld Fertility, we understand the impact that fibroids can have and offer a range of treatment options to help women manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life.

What are uterine fibroids?

Fibroids are noncancerous growths that develop in the uterus. They are made up of smooth muscle and fibrous tissue and can range in size from tiny to several inches in diameter. While the exact cause of fibroids is unknown, it is believed that a combination of genetics, hormones, and other factors may play a role in their development.

Symptoms of uterine fibroids

Fibroids can cause a range of symptoms, including:

  • Heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding
  • Pelvic pain or pressure
  • Painful intercourse
  • Urinary frequency or urgency
  • Constipation
  • Back pain
  • Abdominal swelling

Diagnosing uterine fibroids

If you are experiencing symptoms of fibroids, your doctor will perform a physical examination and may order a number of diagnostic tests, including:

  • Ultrasound
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Laparoscopy

Treatment options for uterine fibroids

There are several options for treating fibroids, depending on the size, location, and severity of the fibroids, as well as the patient’s overall health and reproductive goals. Some of the treatment options include:

  • Medications: Hormonal therapies such as birth control pills, GnRH (gonadotropin-releasing hormone) agonists, and progestin-releasing intrauterine devices (IUDs) can help to reduce the size of fibroids and manage symptoms.
  • Surgery: Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is a minimally invasive procedure that blocks the blood supply to the fibroids, causing them to shrink. Laparoscopic or abdominal myomectomy is another surgical option that involves the removal of the fibroids.
  • Observation: If the fibroids are small and not causing symptoms, your doctor may recommend simply monitoring them over time.


If you are struggling with fibroids, know that you are not alone. To learn more about this common condition and the treatment options available, schedule a consultation with our team of experts at Mediworld Fertility today.