Do you have uterine fibroids? Fibroids are benign growths in the uterus but are not of great concern to many women. This is because many fibroids do not present symptoms that significantly affect how women live their lives. In some instances, though, you still may want uterine fibroids treatment.

Some fibroids are so innocuous that you might not even realise you have them unless a medical professional spots them when examining you. Others can cause worrying symptoms — like heavy menstrual cycles and compromised fertility. So, how likely are you to have fibroids?

A Number-Crunching Look at Uterine Fibroids 

All in all, the average woman of childbearing age has about a 33% to 50% chance of having fibroids — but some sections of the female population can be more prone than others to developing these tumours.

For a start, age is a major factor, as while few women yet to reach the age of 20 have fibroids, they emerge in half of all women by the age of 50.

Uterine fibroids have also been found to be more common in black women than their white, Hispanic or Asian counterparts. In some demographic segments, the share of women who develop fibroids during their reproductive years can be as high as 70%.

It is not known for certain what causes fibroids — with genes and hormones in the body having been cited as possible culprits.

Should You Be Worried About Having Fibroids?

You can rest assured that fibroids are nearly always harmless. They are even less of an issue for women going through menopause, as this is when fibroids tend to stop growing.

This might not be much comfort to you if you are much younger than menopausal age — and especially if, regardless of your age, you have been diagnosed with fibroids that are currently lumbering you with many adverse effects, such as very heavy menstrual cycles or pressure on your bladder.

Your fibroids may have grown so much that your uterus is several times its typical size — possibly leaving you feeling constipated and needing to urinate more often than usual.

Fortunately for female residents of Auckland and surrounding areas, we offer uterine fibroids treatment that would enable the patient to keep her uterus and be back to her usual activities less than a week after this minimally invasive procedure. Just call 0800 119 666 to find out more.