Fibroids are non-cancerous growths or lumps of muscle tissue that form within the walls of the uterus womb. Causes, signs and symptoms of fibroids along with how they are diagnosed and treated are discussed. Fibroids also known as uterine fibromyomas, leiomyomas or myomas are non-cancerous growths or lumps of muscle tissue that form within the walls of the uterus womb.
Gravitational pull and subtle uterine contractions on huge polypoidal submucous uterine fibroid may dilate the cervix and prolapse into the vagina. Such prolapsed fibroid can either be removed through the vaginal route if it is connected with a long stalk or through an abdominal route if it has a broad base or if it is coexisting with multiple uterine fibroids. We present two cases of grand multiparous women with huge prolapsed submucous fibroids where neglect led to presentation with life-threatening infection and bleeding.
Appointment Request. Fibroids are benign tumors made of smooth muscle cells and fibrous connective tissue. They develop in the uterus.
Leiomyomas are common benign tumors in the uterus. However, vaginal leiomyomas remain an uncommon entity with only about reported cases. Here, we report a case of a year-old multigravida who presented with lower abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding. A physical examination and ultrasonography were performed, and a diagnosis of cervical fibroid was made.
A fibroid is a noncancerous tumor composed of muscle and fibrous tissue. It is located in the uterus. Fibroids can cause pain, abnormal vaginal bleeding, constipation, repeated miscarriages, and an urge to urinate frequently or urgently.
Leiomyomas are quite common in women of childbearing age however usually seen in uterus or cervix. Vaginal location is very rare for leiomyomas with only about cases reported until date. Leiomyomas at vaginal location usually present with swelling at introitus with or without urinary symptoms.
Obstet Gynecol Cases Rev This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Vaginal leiomyomas are rare benign solid tumors of the vagina with only about reported cases.
It is important to note that having a risk factor does not mean that one will get the condition. A risk factor increases ones chances of getting a condition compared to an individual without the risk factors. Some risk factors are more important than others. Also, not having a risk factor does not mean that an individual will not get the condition.
It may occur anywhere along the vaginal canal and is usually localized, mobile, non-tender, and circumscribed. It may be seen as a mass in relation to the vagina with signal characteristics similar to that of a uterine leiomyoma. Like other leiomyomas, they are benign lesions.