In the human body, there are different kinds of tumors that affect our body and a good example of a common tumor that mostly affects the female gender is Fibroid tumor. Fibroid tumors can be defined as abnormal growth which is non-cancerous and they mostly affect the uterine walls.
Fibroid tumor has been in the medical world for some time now and different with names introduced during the research period of this kind of tumor. Name used to refer to this tumor are Myoma, leiomyoma or leiomyomata.
The abnormal growth of the tumor at the uterine walls consists of fibrous tissues which are many and dense and use uterine artery as their main source of blood from the body. It is a kind of growth that affects women but those who are in the age bracket of 40-50 years are believed to have a higher tendency of experiencing the tumor growth.
Fibroid tumors come in different types and the symptoms of the growth vary depending on the area of the growth and the number of tissue condensed as well. These different types of Fibroid tumor growth are:
1. Intramural Uterine Fibroids
The intramural uterine fibroid is a common tumor that tends to grow in the uterus walls. This kind of tumor is common in medical cases since most women are recorded to experience this unlike other fibroids available.
Once the tumor gets in your uterine walls, your uterus will enlarge and the enlargement can cause unnecessary pain in your pelvic and even continuous or heavy bleeding during menstruation period. Here is where the tumor begins and then it later spreads to other parts of the uterine walls.
2. Submucosal Uterine Fibroids
The other type of Fibroid is the submucosal uterine fibroids. Unlike the intramural fibroids, the submucosal fibroid is a tumor that affects the lining of the uterine walls making it protrude inwards from its usual shape and state. Once this affects your uterus, you will start experiencing anemia and continuous and heavy bleeding from the walls.
3. Subserosal Uterine Fibroids.
Last but not least, we have the subserosal fibroid which is a tumor growth that affects the outside lining of the walls of the uterus making it protrude outwards from its usual state. The good thing about this kind of tumor growth is they don’t impact your menstruation that much compared to the other two kinds of fibroids but still will be responsible for your back pains and any pressure in your bladder.
A fibroid tumor is an issue that has been there for a while now but still, no one has been able to find what really causes these tumors from occurring and do they have a cure or a prevention method. However, there are certain factors that are believed to influence the growth of these tumors.
The growth of fibroids are stimulated by two common hormones; progesterone and estrogen, which are usually produced after every menstrual cycle to repair or regenerate the uterine lining.
During the pregnancy period, a lot of activities take place at the uterus and chances of you experiencing the growth of this tumor during the pregnancy period is quite high.