not promptly treated. Burst fibroids can lead to hemorrhages.
This can be lead to acute blood loss. Indeed, this can be fatal.
Can you lower your risk of ruptured fibroids?
Ruptured fibroids are extremely rare. Within the last half-decade, barely ten cases have been identified. Such scarcity in occurrence has starved researchers of data on specifically reducing the risk of fibroid rupturing.
That said, promptly treating fibroid can reduce the chances of fibroid rupturing. It all starts with getting an examination. MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and Ultrasound are the two most common scan procedures used for such diagnoses.
In an ultrasound scan, sounds waves are used as leverage in detecting fibroids. The pitch during this procedure exceeds what is audible to the human ears.
Particularly, the technician performing this scan stations an ultrasound probe in the vagina to detect the ovaries and uterus. There are instances where placing the probe externally on the woman’s abdomen would do.
An MRI is preferable to Ultrasound, given that the latter is less accurate and depends highly on the technical sophistication of the operator.
In an MRI procedure, radio waves and magnets are deployed for imaging. This allows the operator to more accurately tell where the fibroid is situated and being better informed on the number of tumors and their sizes.
An MRI is particularly beneficial because it can tell a fibroid from adenomyosis (a specific cluster of cells occurring within the uterine wall). Adenomyosis is easily incorrectly diagnosed as uterine fibroids as they both share identical symptoms.
Upon diagnosis, your doctor can determine the befitting treatment plan to follow. Your general health condition and the fibroid’s number (and size) would typically determine what plan your doctor adopts.
This could be surgery (involving hysterectomy if severe), medications, and minimally invasive procedures like myolysis and forced ultrasound surgery (FUS).
Conclusively, women with burst fibroids (and generally fibroids) should get medical care immediately. Ruptured fibroids, which cause intra-abdominal bleeding, require a surgical procedure.