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IntroductionPatient ProfilePatient HistoryGordons Level of HealthFunctioningDischarge PlanningNCPCourse in the WardLaboratory ResultsPathophysiologyPhysical AssessmentDrug StudyAnatomy and Physiology
 
Introduction
Uterinefibroidsorleiomyomataareareasofsmoothmusclecellsandfibrousconnectivetissuethatdevelopinorontheuterinewall.Fibroidsarecomposedofuterinesmoothmusclecellsthatare"monoclonal",i.e.,allofthemusclecellsinaleiomyomaaredescendentsofonecellthathasreproduceditselfextensively.Fibroidsmaygrowasasinglenoduleorinclustersandmayrangeinsizefrom1mmtomorethan20cmindiameter.Fibroidsarethemostfrequentlydiagnosedtumorofthefemalepelvisandthemostcommonreasonforawomantohaveahysterectomy.Fibroidsareoftenreferredtoastumors,buttheyarenotcancerous.Thecauseoffibroidshasnotbeendeterminedbutmostfibroidsdevelopinwomenduringtheirreproductiveyears.Fibroidsneedarichbloodsupplyandestrogentogrow.Oncemenopausehasbegun,fibroidsgenerallystopgrowingandcanbegintoshrinkduetothelossofestrogen.Whenabenigntumorgrowsinthemusclesoftheuterus,itisknownasuterineMyoma.Thesetumorscangrowverylarge,sometimesgrowingaslargeasamelon.ThetypicalMyoma,however,isaroundthesizeofanegg.WhentheMyomapenetratestheentirewallotheuterus,itisreferredtoasuterusmyomatosus.Incertainveryrarecasesthetumorscanbecomemalignant.Whenthishappens,itisknownassarcoma.WhentheMyomapushesontheintestinesorthebladder,itcanresultinconstipation,painofthebladder,oraconstantneedtourinate.Ifthetumorpushesonthenervesinthespinalcord,itcanresultinpainofthebackorthelegs.UterineMyomaoftengoesundetected.Ultrasounds,CTScans,orMRIsmaybenecessarytofullydiagnoseuterineMyoma.IfyouhavesymptomsofUterineMyoma,youhealthcareproviderwillhelpyoudeterminethebestwaytodiagnosetheproblem.Onceitisdiagnosed,UterineMyomacanbetreatedthroughhormonaland/orherbaltreatments.HormonaltreatmenttypicallydoesnotcuretheUterineMyoma.Rather,theygiveatemporaryreliefofthesymptomsofUterineMyoma.Inaddition,thesehormonesmayhavecertainsideeffects.Ifthesehormonetreatmentsdonotwork,surgeryistypicallyanoption.SurgicaloptionsincludethesurgicalremovaloftheMyomatumors(knownasanenucleation)oracompletehysterectomy.Recentadvancesinlasersurgerymaymakethisanoptionalso.If thisisthecase,thesurgerycanbecomemuchlessinvasive,andcanbedonelaparoscopically.
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Predisposing factors:
Age (15-35)
Gender: female
Race
Lifestyle
Early menarche
Nulliparity
Use of oral contraceptives
High fat diet
Obesity
Family history
Anxiety
Precipitating factors:
Hormone replacement therapy (premarin)
Anovulation
Lutealinsufficiencyback

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