How can I know if I have uterine fibroids?

How can I know if I have uterine fibroids?

How can I know if I have uterine fibroids?
Uterine fibroids, or myomas, regularly develop during a woman’s childbearing age (22-45). In a high percentage of cases, women confuse symptoms with other conditions and do not receive the timely treatment needed to improve their quality of life.
Salud 360 shares the following Quiz to identify if you are likely to be suffering from uterine fibroids:

Situation

YES

NO

Heavy menstrual period more than 3-4 times a year  
Menstrual period lasting longer than seven days  
Painful menstrual period  
Frequent abdominal or lower back pain  
Pain during sexual intercourse  
Frequent constipation  
Do these symptoms negatively impact your lifestyle?  

If you answered “Yes” more than three times, you may have myomas or uterine fibroids; however, only a specialist physician can give this diagnosis through a pelvic ultrasound.

If you think you have myomas or uterine fibroids, you may be treated by an interventional radiologist, who will perform uterine fibroid embolization. This treatment is minimally invasive and restores the quality of life for women with fibroids.

Some advantages of Uterine Fibroid Embolization are:

  • All fibroids can be treated in a single intervention.
  • Minimum recovery time.
  • It is performed under local anesthesia.
  • Possibility of preserving the uterus.

Disclaimer:
The content of this article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice.

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