According to Dr. W. David Stinson, fundal fibroids are fibroids that are located in the fundus, which is the top of the uterus. While fibroids can be found anywhere in the uterus, fundal fibroids are the type that occur most frequently. Fibroids are the formation of fibrous connective tissues that make up a mass of cells, resulting in a lump or tumor. These tumors are benign.Know More
MedicineNet states that fibroids are stimulated by estrogen in the body and produce symptoms of pelvic pain and pressure, bladder pressure and rectal pressure. Some fibroids can even cause obstruction of the bladder and rectum.
Life Extension states that a uterine fibroid can affect 20 to 30 percent of women by the age of 40. Over 50 percent of women develop a uterine fibroid at some point in their lives. More African American women develop fibroids than Caucasian women although the reason this occurs isn't known.
MedicineNet lists treatment options for fundal fibroids as surgery, medications and doing nothing at all. Some women don't experience symptoms, and their fibroids never become bothersome, while others must opt for treatment. Low dose oral contraceptives are sometimes enough to keep the fibroid from growing. They treat the abnormal bleeding that occurs with fibroids, but they don't shrink the tumors.Learn more in Reproductive Anatomy
Fibroids often cause swelling in the lower region of the abdomen due to inflammation. While fibroids are benign and most cause no symptoms at all, they can become a source of serious discomfort and should be investigated by a doctor.Full Answer >
Weight gain is not a symptom associated with uterine fibroids, according to WebMD. Potential symptoms of uterine fibroids include heavy menstrual periods, prolonged bleeding, frequent urination, and pelvic or abdominal pain and swelling.Full Answer >
Nonsurgical treatments for uterine fibroids include watchful waiting and the use of birth control pills, Lupron, pain relievers, iron and an intrauterine device with levonorgestrel, according to WebMD. A minimally invasive treatment option is uterine artery embolization. Surgical treatment options are myomectomy and hysterectomy.Full Answer >
Functional ovarian cysts are typically monitored through ultrasounds and often resolve themselves within two menstrual cycles, according to Mommy Docs. Taking birth control pills helps to prevent functional ovarian cysts from forming by stifling ovulation. Anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen can be taken to treat accompanying pain. In more severe cases, ovarian cysts pose a cancer threat and may require surgical removal.Full Answer >