Fibroid Locations and Types

Fibroids are basically smooth noncancerous muscle masses. They are in different sizes; from microscopic to very large size; the uterus will become bulky, distorted, and substantial to fill the entire abdominal area of sufferer so the uterus puts pressure on intestine, bladder resulting in frequent urge for urination, cramping, constipation plus abdominal pain. The following are the most famous forms of fibroids;

  • Submucosal Fibroids

This fibroid form just develops under the lining of the uterine cavity. According to medical experts these fibroids mostly affect periods resulting in heavy menstrual bleeding. Besides heavy menstrual bleeding it can also affect miscarriage and infertility but the chances of these two things are very rare.

  • Subserosal Fibroids

These fibroids develop on the exterior wall of the uterus. Because of its exterior location they are mostly unnoticed. They only notice when they become too big putting pressure on the surround organs such rectum and bladder. These fibroids less hinder fertility but can cause other problems in extreme degrees such as frequent urination, cramping and pain.

  • Pedunculated Fibroids

Fibroids are supported by a small stem or peduncle. This peduncle connects them to the outer or inner wall of the uterus. This peduncle helps and also nurtures the fibroids. In case of Submucosal Fibroids this peduncle extend beyond into the abdominal cavity or uterine cavity this is reason they are called pedunculated fibroids.

  • Intramural Fibroids

These are most common type of fibroids; they develop inside the uterus wall. In case when it expands it deformed the overall shape of the uterus. It looks large and bulky. In case of very large intramural fibroids it can hinder fertility.

  • Interligamentous Fibroids

This fibroid can grow sideways between the layers of the broad ligament.

  • Parasitic Fibroids

Move and can attach to other organs besides the uterus.