Subserous uterine fibroids is dangerous because the time it can occur completely asymptomatic. But one day this can manifest itself fibroids severe abdominal pain - the result of torsion leg tumor tissue and its withering away. In this case, a woman may need urgent medical attention.
Subserous uterine fibroids - what is it?
Uterine wall consists of three layers: an internal mucous, muscular middle and outer serous. Fibroids - a tumor that develops in the muscle layer of the uterus. But the tumor can be located directly under the mucosa (submucosal fibroids), deep muscle layer (interstitial or intramural fibroids) or under the serous membrane (subserous fibroids).
Subserous fibroids grow outward, ie toward the pelvic organs, almost squeezing the uterus. It can be located on a short, thick or thin, long leg through which the blood vessels feeding the fibroid. All this determines the characteristics of this type of fibroid symptoms.
The main symptoms of fibroids subserous
Subserznaya fibroids can manifest itself in many ways - it all depends on its location, size, length and thickness of the legs. But most subserous uterine fibroids does not manifest itself for a long time. Usually it is not accompanied by characteristic symptoms of fibroids - menstrual irregularities in the form of cyclic and acyclic bleeding, pain, and iron deficiency anemia. If these manifestations is, they tend to be minimal.
Subserous fibroids can be located on the front wall of the uterus and then its growth often leads to compression of the urinary tract. At first it may appear so in the form of frequent painful urination, and then stagnation of urine leads to renal dysfunction and the formation of stones in the renal pelvis, ureter and urinary bladder
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. The constant compression of kidney tissue in combination with the stagnation of urine often leads to its infection - development of pyelonephritis. Such pyelonephritis often long and unsuccessfully treated for as long as it does not detect and remove subserous uterine fibroids. It is also possible occurrence of attacks of renal colic during the formation of stones in the urinary tract.
If subserous uterine fibroids is on the back wall of the uterus, there are problems on the part of the digestive system. Squeezing the rectum leading to constipation, poor circulation in the area and to the formation of hemorrhoids, anal fissures, tissue penetration of infection and formation of inflammatory processes in the anus and rectum surrounding tissue. Treatment of these diseases are completely futile as long as there is no identified and eliminated the main reason - subserous uterine fibroids.
Subserous uterine fibroids may be complicated by long-occurring infectious and inflammatory diseases of the kidneys and urinary tract in violation of the functions of these organs, kidney disease, digestive disorders, hemorrhoids
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and infectious-inflammatory processes in the rectal area.
But the most dangerous complication of uterine fibroids is subserous twisting her legs. If the tumor leg thin and long, then her body can move in different directions and lead to a twisted leg, which is located inside the blood vessels feeding the tumor.
This is a very dangerous complication, since the shortage of supply of the tumor tissue dying (necrotic), which is accompanied by severe abdominal pain. The resulting tissue necrosis bioactive substances result in poisoning of the body, so women need emergency surgery. Without the operation the woman can be killed. That is why even a small and compressing the surrounding tissue subserous tumor on the leg should be removed immediately, until it came torsion.
How to identify subserous uterine fibroids
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the doctor can feel during a pelvic exam
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. In addition, a large majority of fibroids in squeezes the surrounding tissue, and this is manifested in the form of specific symptoms.
Very often, small subserous uterine fibroids is a random finding during an ultrasound examination of the pelvic organs, held for another reason. Sometimes, to clarify the diagnosis is carried out X-ray of the pelvic organs, as well as a computer or magnetic resonance imaging.
Subserous uterine fibroids dangerous mainly because it can be complicated by torsion legs and necrosis. Therefore, in most cases subserous fibroid on thin legs removed immediately after detection.
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