At present, in the medical world the consensus is that, there is no clear connection between PCOS and Uterine Fibroids.
Rogue Hormones, no doubt, play a role and these two conditions have symptoms that are common, yet these are different gynecological conditions that require separate treatment.
Fibroids are non malignant tumors, that grow in the uterine walls. These growths can become physical barriers in the uterus, which can lead to severe complications in the pregnancy. Also fibroids can cause uterine discomfort, leading to very painful cramps during one's periods.
In fact in some cases, the fibroids can grow to a point, where they cause swelling in the abdomen. In such a case, it's best to approach Dr. Sarada Mamilla, one of the best gynecologist in Hyderabad.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS is more common between the age of 20 to 30. Fibroids, on the other hand are more common between the ages of 30 to 40. PCOS occurs in the ovaries, while Fibroids are found in the uterus.
PCOS is essentially a hormonal disorder among women of the reproductive age. PCOS, at many levels is related with hormonal imbalance while fibroids grow for unknown reasons.
PCOS, is such that if left untreated, it can lead to diabetes and heart disease. PCOS essentially causes enlarged ovaries and small cysts, which grow on the ovaries. Some of the symptoms of PCOS include oily skin, irregular body hair growth, acne, no ovulation and weight gain. All these conditions are indeed, a result of malfunctioning hormones.
When one is looking at Fibroids in particular, there are certain symptoms that truly stand out. These include, significant bloating in the abdominal area, pain during sex and enlarged uterus and frequent urination. In such a case, a myomectomy is a major surgical procedure, where only the fibroids are removed and the uterus stays intact.
In fact, speaking about the shared symptoms of PCOS and Fibroids these are pelvic pain, heavy or Irregular periods and Infertility. So as one can see, there is indeed a link between these two gynecological conditions.
In the final analysis, it can be said, that the common element that binds these two very different issues, is the fact that both PCOS and Fibroids, is that they can adversely affect one's reproductive health. If one is past the reproductive age, going for a 'non descent vaginal hysterectomy' is advised.
Fibroids, seem to cause more of a physical discomfort while PCOS with the malfunctioning of hormones, has more serious ramifications. Honestly, be it any health issue it just always helps to go to Medical professionals one can implicitly trust.
That's where Dr. Sarada is someone one can be sure, will hand hold you through a very turbulent time. Female reproductive health is often ignored and only around the time when a young lady is expected to produce an heir, does her gynecological issues come into sharp focus.
Most women just meekly endure even fibroids, attributing severe cramps to period pains so all the more reason, it's time one puts an end to unnecessary suffering. Especially when there is a team as competent as Dr Sarada's. So be it any gynecological issue, from 'laparoscopic hysterectomy' to a cesarean delivery to the complete uterus removal surgery, be it any female reproductive issue, Dr. Sarada Mamilla is the doctor to approach.
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