1. The most frequently diagnosed gynaecological tumour
2. It occurs in 20 -50% of women older than thirty (30) years.
3. Common in women who had never gotten pregnant, or relatively infertile women.
4. It is common in blacks than whites.
5. They can be single, multiple, or numerous.
6. Could be asymptomatic, some women even get pregnant along side the tumor.
7. Could be symptomatic, such as heavy menstrual bleeding, pains and pressure symptoms, like always wanting to urinate or defaecate. Could cause leg swelling and even respiratory difficulty.
8. The ignorant calls it pregnancy, some claim it’s two (2) years pregnancy or even claim ten (10) years pregnancy.
9. Diagnosis is done via clinical history taking, ultrasound scan, and if it occurs in people above forty (40) years, endomentrial biopsy is advised.
10. Asymptomatic small single fibroid may not need any aggressive treatment.
11. In symptomatic cases, the fibroid is removed if she is young and never had children, but if she is above forty (40) years and has children then the uterus will he removed.
12. Some drugs are used to reduce pains, bleeding and even shrink the fibroid before surgery, these are called GnRH analogues.
13. Fibroid is not a spiritual disease, it’s not a spiritual pregnancy.
14. The miracle to remove fibroid is myomectomy.
CREDIT: Dr Precious Omokhefe.