Womb growths or uterine fibroids are growth in the uterus, which usually appears during childbearing years. These fibroids are noncancerous and do not lead to uterine cancer, which means that having womb growths does not lead you to have the disease.

Also, womb growths are called leiomyomas or myomas. The fibroid’s size varies from person to person, and it may be small, like a seedling to a substantial mass that could alter or inflate the uterus. The number of fibroids in the uterus varies, if it generates too much, it could reach the rib cage, and it could add weight to the person.

Womb growths are hard to notice; it might cause you years before seeing that you have it. This is due to its commonly having no symptoms. However, some cases experience some symptoms in rare cases, and some may accidentally know during a pelvic exam or prenatal ultrasound.


Despite having no symptoms in most cases, there are people having womb growths that experience some symptoms. And these symptoms may occur due to the location, size, and several fibroids the patient has in her uterus.

The following are the common signs and symptoms of people who were diagnosed with womb growth:

  • Heaving menstrual bleeding
  • Menstrual periods lasting more than a week
  • Pelvic pressure or pain
  • Experiencing frequent urination
  • Having a hard time to empty one’s bladder
  • Constipation
  • Backache or leg pain


Uterine Fibroids are classified based on the infected location within a person.

Below are the types of fibroids, such as:

  • Intramural Fibroids. The fibroids increase within the muscular uterine wall.
  • Submucosal Fibroids. These fibroids can be detected bulging into the uterine cavity.
  • Subserol Fibroids. These fibroids are seen outside the uterus.


If by chance, your doctor has noticed some irregularities in the shape of your uterus, then he may suggest you undergo some tests to see your uterus has fibroids.

These are the following tests that your doctor may ask you to undergo:

  • This is so to verify the situation of your uterus. It uses sound waves to check the condition of your uterus to diagnose it accurately. Besides, it locates and measures fibroids.
  • Lab tests. If you’ve been experiencing abnormal menstrual bleeding, your doctor may ask you to have a CBC to determine if other body problems are not causing it. Such as anemia due to chronic blood loss and other bleeding disorders or thyroid problems.

These are some other tests that may be suggested by your doctor to collect more information further:

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).This test shows much more detailed information on the size and location of any possible fibroids in your uterus, identifies various tumors and helps determine how to approach the treatment protocol. Lastly, MRI is also used for women with the larger uterus or those who are approaching menopause.
  • Also known as a saline infusion sonogram. It captures the submucosal fibroids’ image and the uterus lining, which uses sterile saline to widen the uterine cavity. This test is recommended to women who are attempting to get pregnant or those who are experiencing heavy menstrual bleeding.
  • This test helps check your fallopian tubes if they are open or are blocked, it also helps discover possible submucosal fibroids. Doctors also recommend this test if you are concerned about being infertile.
  • This test examines your uterus walls and the opening of your fallopian tubes. It will be added inside your cervix going to your uterus by inserting a small, lighted telescope.


Thanks to today’s technological advancements, numerous treatment options are existing. It is best to go straight to your doctor to verify your condition. Due to womb growth being non-cancerous, and if you are not experiencing any signs or symptoms that might not interfere with your daily activities, observing your condition may be the best option.

Given time and when your menopausal stage has passed, making your levels of reproductive hormones drop, it is safe to say that you can wait for it to shrink and disappear.

Although, when your condition hardens, or you are experiencing severe symptoms, medications can be used to treat womb growth. Such as:

  • Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists. This mediation shrinks your fibroids and restricts the production of estrogen and progesterone. It is resulting in you into a temporary menopause-like state. This medication is advised to be used no more than 3 to 6 months; prolonged usage of this medication can cause bone loss.
  • Progestin-releasing intrauterine device (IUD). This medication only helps relieve symptoms and heavy bleeding that were caused by fibroids. It also serves as a contraceptive.
  • Tranexamic Acid.This medication is used mainly for those who are experiencing heavy bleeding, and when in taking this medicine, it is advised only on heavy bleeding days.

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