These are symptoms that are common to quite a few issues. The presence of ailments like PCOS or Fibroids could show these as presenting symptoms.
PCOS and Fibroids are disorders of the female reproductive tract, which may affect reproductive health.
While Fibroids are benign (not cancerous), tumours of the uterus that affect the uterus, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome causes cysts in the ovaries (also not cancerous). Both conditions can disrupt menstrual cycles, cause pelvic pain, take a toll on fertility, and are linked to hormone imbalances.
New theories are being expounded about the genesis of fibroids. While understanding this may eventually help us in more targeted treatment and possible prevention of recurrence, more pertinent questions may be – Why are they so common and Why is there a marked difference in the racial incidence and prevalence of the disease? Why is it that the incidence of fibroids is 3-fold higher in women of African -American ethnicity?
The hysterectomy rates are also 3-fold higher in black women.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS tends to occur in women of childbearing years (primarily those in their 20s and 30s) and is incurable. When a woman experiences an overproduction of androgens it affects the ovaries’ ability to release eggs normally. The ovaries respond by developing non-cancerous cysts.
What’s the treatment?
Identifying the cause is the first step. Sonography and blood levels of hormones are good enough to pinpoint the issue.
If the issue is fibroids, multiple treatment options are available depending on size, location & degree of growth. While certain medications, like birth control pills, can help with symptoms of both fibroids and PCOS, More appropriate procedures might be needed to treat severe symptoms.
At Pearl women’s Hospital and Yash IVF, we have several options for fibroid treatment.
Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) is a non-invasive yet effective treatment option that avoids both hormonal treatments and surgical procedures
Fibroid hormone treatments can slow or shrink the growth of fibroids. it can minimize symptoms and discomfort.
A Myomectomy is a major surgical procedure. In this procedure, the uterus is left alone and only the fibroids are removed.
A Hysterectomy is a major medical procedure that involves removing the uterus. Our specialists typically do not recommend this treatment as a first option, even though it is a permanent solution.
In the case of PCOS, we have multi-dimensional holistic approaches including lifestyle modifications, exercise, stress management, and medicines. Pearl Women’s Hosp & Yash IVF specialists are highly qualified to treat PCOS and might recommend some of the following treatment options.
Lifestyle changes such as monitoring diet, quitting smoking, exercise, are helpful ways to treat and manage PCOS.
Birth control pills or hormone treatments can regulate symptoms.
Surgery to remove ovarian cysts is a more invasive procedure.
There are many more effective options to treat the symptoms of PCOS or fibroids and they will be unique to each patient. To make a plan to relieve your discomfort, talk with Pearl Women’s Hosp & Yash IVF specialist