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Fibroids Treatment & Diagnosis in Karol Bagh, Delhi

What are fibroids?

Fibroids are noncancerous growths that develop in or on your uterus. Most often, these growths appear during your childbearing years. In some cases, fibroids cause no symptoms at all while in other cases, they can cause severe abdominal pain and heavy periods.

Fibroids have a range of sizes, from a seedling-like growth undetectable by the human eyes to bulky masses that can even enlarge the uterus. You can either develop a single fibroid or a cluster of fibroids in your uterus. In severe cases, the cluster of fibroids can sometimes expand the uterus so much that it reaches your rib cage.

Different types of fibroids

Depending on the location of the fibroids, they can be divided into the following types:

  • Intramural fibroids
    The most common type of fibroids, intramural fibroids, develop in the muscular wall of your uterus.
  • Subserosal fibroids
    These develop outside your uterus and can grow large enough to make your womb look bigger on one side.
  • Pedunculated fibroids
    Subserosal fibroids that develop a stem to support the tumor are called pedunculated fibroids.
  • Submucosal fibroids
    The lesser common type of fibroids, submucosal fibroids, develop in the myometrium, the middle muscular layer, of your uterus.

What are the symptoms of fibroids?

Most women who develop fibroids do not experience any symptoms. However, those who experience symptoms may notice:

  • Periods lasting longer than a week
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Constipation
  • Severe pain in the pelvic region
  • Frequent urge to urinate
  • Difficulty emptying the bladder

If you experience any of these symptoms, it is advisable to consult a specialist in New Delhi.

What causes fibroids?

The exact causes of fibroids are not known yet. However, doctors believe that these factors may be causing them:

  • Hormones
    Your ovaries produce two hormones, estrogen, and progesterone. These hormones help regenerate the uterine lining every month for menstruation and may stimulate the formation of fibroids.
  • Pregnancy
    During pregnancy, your body releases an excess amount of estrogen and progesterone. Hence, fibroids may develop rapidly during this time.
  • Family history
    If your mother, grandmother, or sister have fibroids, you may develop them as well.

When should you visit the doctor?

Immediately consult a fibroid specialist near you if you experience:

  • Severe pelvic pain that does not go away
  • Painful and prolonged periods
  • Bleeding or spotting between your menstrual cycles
  • Unexplained low blood cells count

Visiting a fibroid specialist in New Delhi can help diagnose your problem and avoid future complications.

Request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Karol Bagh, New Delhi

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How are fibroids treated?

Based on your fibroids' location, severity, and causes, the doctor will devise a treatment plan for you.
The standard treatment options include:

  • Medications
    The doctor may recommend medications to help shrink the fibroids.
    Some medicines, such as leuprolide, can help bring down the levels of estrogen and progesterone in your body. This will stop your menstrual cycle and help shrink the fibroids. Other medicines work by stopping the production of other hormones in your body.
  • Surgery
    In cases of large and multiple fibroids, your doctor may recommend surgery. The surgeon may perform a surgical procedure known as a myomectomy. During this procedure, the surgeon will make an incision in your abdomen and access the uterus to remove fibroids surgically.
    Myomectomy can also be performed laparoscopically. For this, the surgeon will make small incisions in your abdomen. Then, with the help of surgical tools and a camera, the surgeon will remove the fibroids. In rare cases where other treatment options do not work, your doctor may recommend hysterectomy, removal of the uterus.

Request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Karol Bagh, New Delhi

Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment


Fibroids are benign growths in your uterus. They do not always cause symptoms, which is why you must get routine check-ups and ultrasounds to ensure there are no abnormal growths in the uterus.




Can fibroids interfere with my pregnancy?

Usually, fibroids do not interfere with pregnancy. However, submucosal fibroids can increase your risk of pregnancy loss or infertility.

Is it possible to prevent fibroids?

Since there are no exact causes of fibroids, preventing them may not be entirely possible. However, you can maintain a healthy lifestyle to decrease the risk of developing fibroids.

What happens when fibroids are left untreated?

If left untreated, fibroids can grow both in size and number. In addition, you will experience severe symptoms, along with intense pain and discomfort. This is why you must consult a doctor as soon as you start experiencing mild symptoms.


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