Fibroids are non-cancerous growths that form in or near the womb (uterus). The growths are made of muscle and fibrous tissue, and their size varies. They are also referred to as uterine myomas or leiomyomas. Because there are no symptoms, many women are unaware they have fibroids. Fibroids are common, with approximately one in every three women developing one at some point in their lives. They are most common in women between the ages of 30 and 50.
Fibroids have no known cause, but they have been linked to the hormone oestrogen.
The female reproductive hormone oestrogen is produced by the ovaries (the female reproductive organs).
Fibroids typically appear during a woman's reproductive years (between the ages of 16 and 50), when oestrogen levels are at their peak.
When oestrogen levels are low, such as after menopause, when a woman's monthly periods stop, they tend to shrink.
Most women feel better within a week of surgery; however, do not lift, push, or pull heavy things for a few weeks. Do not resume sexual activity until your doctor says it is safe. Internal healing takes four to six weeks for complete recovery.
At HMS Mirdif Hospital, we have the best gynecologists in Dubai to personalize each patient's treatment.