Quite often, women experiencing this physiological period of life, as a climax, to note the appearance of bleeding, which often accompany pain in the lower abdomen. In such cases, you must consult a doctor to determine the cause of such violation. In most cases, these symptoms corresponds to uterine fibroids that menopause is not uncommon. Let’s consider this violation in detail, and try to answer the question about what happens to uterine fibroids during menopause, what are its symptoms and signs.
What are fibroids and why it occurs?
In itself, such a tumor — nodule which is formed from the muscular layer of the uterus. As for the size of this tangle, it may vary from small nodules to sealing, the mass can reach 1 kg.
It should also be noted that it is customary to distinguish between single and multiple fibroids. In the first case, the uterine cavity, or directly on the wall of the uterus there is only one tumor, while multiple form — their 3 or more.
As for the causes of this disease, there is little agreement among doctors on this point. The main hypothesis is the change in the hormonal processes, in view of the fact that the majority of such disease affects women 40-50 years. In this age, many women of reproductive system is in menopause. At this time, the growth and development of tumor cells stimulate the hormonal estrogen, which usually are synthesized in larger amount at this time.
The appearance of any symptoms during menopause may indicate uterine fibroids?
Diagnosis of such disorders is hampered by the fact that quite a long time fibroids does not manifest itself. Only with the appearance of discharge at onset of menopause, a woman thinks about uterine fibroids and turns to the doctor.
In addition to abnormal bleeding during the menopause, when the fibroids symptoms such as:
- dull, aching, pressure pain in the abdomen, irradiiruet in the lumbar region;
- the menstrual cycle at the time when menopause has not yet arrived;
- pain during sex;
- waist increase in volume;
- frequent urge to urinate;
- violation of stool (constipation);
- the pain in his back and legs.
Such symptoms if the fibroids the uterus, discovered during the climax in the stage of regression, may be absent, making it difficult to timely diagnosis.
How to diagnose diseases?
In order to avoid such diseases as uterine fibroids, each woman must attend antenatal clinic at least 1 time a year for preventive examination. This will help to identify existing violation at the initial stage and the time to begin therapy.
In the case when during the inspection at the gynecologist suspect the fibroids, he appointed ultrasound of the pelvic organs. To diagnose such diseases as uterine fibroids, can be used hysteroscopy.
Speaking about the diagnosis of such a breach, it is worth noting that the fact, if the fibroids bleeding during menopause or not, cannot be taken as a basis for the diagnosis. Because quite often, especially in the early stages, bleeding may not be observed.
Thus, it is necessary to say that such a violation as fibroids, and can occur up to a certain stage, is almost asymptomatic. Therefore important in the prevention of this violation is played by preventive examinations (minimum of 1 time per year and 2 times during menopause).