Leiomyomas

Definition of Leiomyomas:

Benign tumors of the involuntary muscle.  An encapsulated tumor made up of disorganized and irregular connective tissue.  The most common of these is the "fibroid" tumor that develops in many women.  It is really a leiomyoma of the uterus.

Also: Fibroids, Fibromyoma, Leiomyoma, Myofibroma

Topics Related to Leiomyomas

Adenomyosis

...the condition
“...Some 50% have associated fibroids (benign smooth muscle tumors of the uterus); approximately 11% have endometriosis (endometrial tissue outside of the uterus); and 7% have endometrial polyps (benign outgrowths of endometrial...”

Constipation

...relationship to Fibroids
“Mural fibroids (located in the uterine wall) and subserous fibroids (protrude outside the uterine wall) may reach a large size before causing symptoms...”
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Endometrial Polyps

...the condition
“...Hysteroscopy using small tubes can be performed in the office, but larger tubes (used to remove large polyps or fibroids) usually require anesthesia in the hospital...”

Estrogen-balancing Medications

...as a treatment
“...Choline, inositol, and methionine, vitamin C and bioflavonoids have been used to assist in preventing and stopping bleeding from fibroids...”

Fibroids

...the condition
“...Fibroids are the most frequently diagnosed tumor of the female pelvis and the most common reason for a woman to have a hysterectomy...”
...our question about Non-menstrual bleeding
“The growth of uterine fibroids is estrogen dependent, which means that fibroids tend to stop growing – and often shrink – after menopause...”
...relationship to Female Infertility
“Submucous fibroids are the type that most commonly cause significant problems; even small tumors located in or bulging into the uterine cavity may cause heavy bleeding, anemia, pain, infertility or miscarriage...”
...recommendation Neural Therapy
“Injections into a nerve plexus near the uterus is said to stabilize and sometimes shrink fibroids...”

Increased Urinary Frequency

...relationship to Fibroids
“Mural fibroids (located in the uterine wall) and subserous fibroids (protruding outside the uterine wall) may reach a large size before causing symptoms...”

Iron Deficiency Anemia

...relationship to Fibroids
“Submucous fibroids are the type that most commonly cause significant problems; even small tumors located in or bulging into the uterine cavity may cause heavy bleeding, anemia, pain, infertility or miscarriage...”

Leiomyosarcomas

...related topic
“...They can grow almost anywhere in the body but are most often found in the retroperitoneum and the internal organs where leiomyomas also arise...”

Low Back Pain

...relationship to Fibroids
“Mural fibroids (located in the uterine wall) and subserous fibroids (protrude outside the uterine wall) may reach a large size before causing symptoms...”

Menorrhagia (Heavy Periods)

...the condition
“...Physical causes include obesity or the presence of fibroids, endometrial hyperplasia, polyps, cancer, endometriosis, ectopic pregnancy, and IUD use...”
...relationship to Fibroids
Fibroids can lead to heavier bleeding during periods...”
...recommendation Shepherd's Purse
“...Uncontrolled studies have found intravenous and intramuscular injections to be effective in cases of menorrhagia that are due to functional abnormalities and fibroids...”
...recommendation Iron
“The following observations have been made regarding iron ... A high rate of organic pathology found (fibroids, polyps, adenomyosis, etc...”
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Natural Progesterone

...as a treatment
“...Intravaginal application of progesterone cream provides higher doses where needed in cases of endometriosis, fibroids and ovarian cysts...”

Nocturia

...relationship to Fibroids
Fibroids can lead to increased urinary frequency and urgency...”

Ovarian Cysts

...recommendation Natural Progesterone
“Intravaginal application of progesterone cream provides higher doses where needed in cases of endometriosis, fibroids and ovarian cysts...”

Progesterone Low or Estrogen Dominance

...the condition
“...Estrogen dominance increases the risk of fibroids...”

Soft Tissue Sarcoma

...the condition
“...The types of tumor that can develop from different soft tissues include ... Tumors of Muscle Tissue (smooth muscle and skeletal muscle) – leiomyomas; leiomyosarcomas; Rhabdomyomas; Rhabdomyosarcomas...”

Susceptibility To Miscarriages

...relationship to Fibroids
“Submucous fibroids are the type that most commonly cause significant problems; even small tumors located in or bulging into the uterine cavity may cause heavy bleeding, anemia, pain, infertility or miscarriage...”

Uterine Fibroids

...related topic
Fibroids are the most frequently seen tumors of the female reproductive system...”

Vitex / Chasteberry

...as a treatment
“...Vitex is used as a way to prevent repeat uterine fibroids, and is probably the most effective herb in the treatment of menorrhagia...”
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