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Fibroids Types/Conditions

Updated on Nov 30, 2021 by Dr. George Bolotin (Vein & Vascular Specialist) of Vein & Vascular Medical Care

Fibroids can be tiny, microscopic growths of tissue on your uterine wall or they can be large, round tumors inside your womb. There are a number of different kinds, mostly defined by where they’re located, what condition they’re in and what’s going on with your body. Since the variable can make a difference in what your treatments options are, it’s recommended that you seek advice and treatment from one of the best fibroid doctors in NYC. Dr. George Bolotin at the Astra Fibroid Treatment Specialists diagnose, identify and treat all kinds of fibroids. Call the center today for an appointment.

Who Is Likely to Develop Fibroids?

There isn’t a known cause for fibroids, but Dr. George Bolotin, the fibroid expert at Astra Fibroid Treatment Specialists in Brooklyn knows that your lifestyle and other factors play a role. Agreed-upon risk factors include:

  • Age. Fibroids are pretty common in women from their 30s up to about 50. Women after menopause rarely get fibroids. And if they do, the tumors tend to shrink.
  • Ethnic origins. African American women are two to four times more likely to have fibroids than other races.
  • Heredity. You can inherit the tendency to get fibroids. If they’re common in your family, you’re more likely to get them.
  • Weight. If you’re over your ideal weight, your chances of developing fibroids increase greatly. Obesity makes you even more susceptible.
  • Diet. Eating significant amounts of ham and beef puts you in a higher risk category than women who eat more fruits and vegetables.

What Are the Different Kinds of Fibroids?

Types of Uterine Fibroids

The majority of fibroids are benign and don’t turn into cancer. Cancerous fibroid tumors are rare. Fewer than one in 1,000 fibroids turn out to be malignant. When they are, they’re usually related to other forms of cancer, such as breast cancer. Other types and conditions of fibroids include:

  • Intramural fibroids. These are growth that occur within the walls of the uterus.
  • Subserosal fibroids. Subserosal fibroids form on the outside of the uterine wall.
  • Pedunculated fibroids. These tumors develop a slender base that supports the growth.
  • Submucosal fibroids. Fibroid tumors that develop in the middle muscle layer of the uterus aren’t very common.
  • Fibroids during pregnancy. It’s common to develop fibroids when you’re pregnant because of your changing hormones.
  • Calcified fibroids. These are large fibroids nearing the end of their existence. They’ve already degenerated and hardened.

No matter what kinds of fibroids you have, they can cause painful symptoms that degrade your quality of life. Fibroids can interrupt your normal menstruation and cause severe cramps. They can lead to pain during sex or bleeding between your periods. Contact the Astra Fibroid Treatment Specialists in Brooklyn now for an appointment.

Dr. George Bolotin has either authored or reviewed and approved this content. Vein & Vascular Medical Care
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