Synonyms for fibroids or Related words with fibroids

myomas              fibroid              leiomyomata              adenomyosis              leiomyomas              hysteromyoma              myoma              menorrhagia              varicoceles              endometriomas              uoporphyrinogen              hemorrhoids              endometriosis              gynaecological              fibroadenomas              fibromyoma              prostatomegaly              leiomyoma              metrofibroma              endometrioma              mastopathy              fibromyomas              lipomas              fibromas              varicocele              hypermenorrhea              dysmenorrhoea              bph              strictures              neoplasias              gynecomastia              varices              myomectomy              hernias              fibroses              peronies              leiomynomas              polyps              hysterectomy              gynecological              myomata              prolapse              fistulae              likeherpes              fistulas              adenomas              impotence              polymenorrhea              metrorrhagia              myomectomies             

Examples of "fibroids"
Treatment of uterine fibroids with ulipristal acetate for 13 weeks effectively controlled excessive bleeding due to uterine fibroids and reduced the size of the fibroids.
Fibroids are monoclonal tumors and approximately 40 to 50% show karyotypically detectable chromosomal abnormalities. When multiple fibroids are present they frequently have unrelated genetic defects. Specific mutations of the MED12 protein have been noted in 70 percent of fibroids.
Most fibroids do not require treatment unless they are causing symptoms. After menopause fibroids shrink and it is unusual for them to cause problems.
Fibroids are partly genetic as if a mother had fibroids, risk in the daughter is about three times higher than average.
Hysterectomy was the classical method of treating fibroids. Although it is now recommended only as last option, fibroids are still the leading cause of hysterectomies in the US.
Fibroids are more common in obese women. Fibroids are dependent on estrogen and progesterone to grow and therefore relevant only during the reproductive years.
In July 2005, Cho had her uterine fibroids treated surgically.
Fibroids that lead to heavy vaginal bleeding lead to anemia and iron deficiency. Due to pressure effects gastrointestinal problems such as constipation and bloatedness are possible. Compression of the ureter may lead to hydronephrosis. Fibroids may also present alongside endometriosis, which itself may cause infertility. Adenomyosis may be mistaken for or coexist with fibroids.
Levonorgestrel intrauterine devices are effective in limiting menstrual blood flow and improving other symptoms. Side effects are typically few as the levonorgestrel (a progestin) is released in low concentration locally. While most levongestrel-IUD studies concentrated on treatment of women without fibroids a few reported good results specifically for women with fibroids including a substantial regression of fibroids.
Fibroids may be single or multiple. Most fibroids start in the muscular wall of the uterus. With further growth, some lesions may develop towards the outside of the uterus or towards the internal cavity. Secondary changes that may develop within fibroids are hemorrhage, necrosis, calcification, and cystic changes. They tend to calcify after menopause.
Using the laparoscopic approach the uterus is visualized and its fibroids located and removed. Morcellators are available to shred larger fibroids so that they can be removed through the small portholes of laparoscopy.
MRI is limited by other factors, but not by calcified uterine fibroids (as is ultrasound). In particular, MRI is better able to differentiate adenomyosis from multiple small uterine fibroids.
Researchers have completed profiling of global gene expression for uterine fibroids. They found that only a few specific genes or cytogenetic deviations are associated with fibroids. An association with fatty acid synthase has been reported.
Cabergoline in a moderate and well-tolerated dose has been shown in two studies to shrink fibroids effectively. The mechanism of action responsible for how cabergoline shrinks fibroids is unclear.
It is unclear why fibroids are more common in African American women. Some studies suggest that black women who are obese and who have high blood pressure are more likely to have fibroids.
The uterine fibroids tend to occur at younger age and larger and more numerous than in general population. They may be distinguishable from sporadic fibroids by special histological features such as prominent nucleoli with perinucleolar halos.
Aromatase and 17beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase are aberrantly expressed in fibroids, indicating that fibroids can convert circulating androstenedione into estradiol. Similar mechanism of action has been elucidated in endometriosis and other endometrial diseases. Aromatase inhibotors are currently considered for treatment, at
Endometrial ablation can be used if the fibroids are only within the uterus and not intramural and relatively small. High failure and recurrence rates are expected in the presence of larger or intramural fibroids.
Uterine fibroids can be treated with the same methods like sporadic uterine fibroids including antihormonal treatment, surgery or embolisation. Substantially elevated risk of progression to or independent development of uterine leiomyosarcoma has been reported which may influence treatment methods.
The exact cause of uterine fibroids is unclear. However, fibroids run in families and appear to be partly determined by hormone levels. Risk factors include obesity and eating red meat. Diagnosis can be performed by pelvic examination or medical imaging.