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Fibroid Fibroid
Fibroids are not hereditary. They do have a strange genetic pattern, however, that many fibroids are monoclonal (derived from the same cell). In other words, if a woman has multiple fibroids, sometimes all of those fibroids come from a single cell as if that cell were cloned.

This has led some people to postulate that a virus is involved in producing the fibroid cells that then grow and replicate like a cancer, but in a controlled, non–invasive fashion. If that is true, (we’re really guessing) then people in the same family could be susceptible; not because of genetics, but because of exposure to the same virus.

Smooth Muscle Tumors of the Uterus
Smooth muscle tumors of the uterus are often multiple. Here we discuss submucosal, intramural, and subserosal leiomyomata of the uterus. Fibroids are actually mostly in the muscle of the uterus (intramural) and by virtue of their size or position they “Impinge” upon the endometrium and cause bleeding. Those are the ones which need to be “Shaved” away and that is much more of a procedure than just removing ones that protrude into the endometrical cavity. One however doesn’t trust arterial embolization for fibroids because there have been major complications when blood vessels of the pelvis get embolized when they weren’t supposed to be during the procedure. Fibroids of the uterus are present in about 25% of women. They actually require no treatment in most cases. The only times they require any therapy at all are:
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Treatments can vary from just removing the fibroid’s (myomectomy or submucosal resection) to hysterectomy. There are some medicines to help shrink uterine muscle and fibroids but they are only temporary treatments. Myomectomy (cutting fibroids out of the uterus) has been the standard treatment of symptomatic fibroids when women want to preserve their ability to have children.

Today, this is done without performing large incisions by using specially designed scopes that can be inserted into the body. Treatment with drugs to temporarily shrink the tumors so pregnancy can be attempted before the shrinkage reverses has sometimes been successful. Uterine artery embolization also appears to be a possibility. Coagulation of the tumors through a laparoscope has also been used but is still considered controversial.