As a young woman, you get worried when your biological clock starts ticking especially when you are not married. Either you haven’t the right person, or you are in a relationship and the man is delaying in proposing or you are married and experiencing some kind of delay in getting pregnant.
These are some of the scenarios that young ladies encounter from their mid- twenties.
Fibroids are Non-cancerous growths in the uterus that can develop during a woman’s childbearing years.
The causes of fibroids is not clearly known, it is believed that each tumor develops from an aberrant muscle cell in the uterus, which multiplies rapidly because of the influence of estrogen.
Women who are approaching menopause are at the greatest risk for fibroids because of their long exposure to high levels of estrogen. Women who are obese and of African-American heritage also seem to be at an increased risk, although the reasons for this are not clearly understood.
Research has also shown that some factors may protect a woman from developing fibroids. Some studies, of small numbers of women, have indicated that women who have had two liveborn children have one-half the risk of developing uterine fibroids compared to women who have had no children. Scientists are not sure whether having children actually protected women from fibroids or whether fibroids were a factor in infertility in women who had no children. The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development is conducting further research on this topic and other factors that may affect the diagnosis and treatment of fibroids.
Media personality, Toke Makinwa says during her struggle with fibroid, she removed 12 of them from her womb.
Toke made the revelation as she talked about how scared some people might be of going under the knife but advised them to brave up.
According to her, ‘12 was the number of Fibroids I had taken out of me on the 3rd of April. Since I opened up about my surgery I have had so many people reach out to me with various questions, I have also read from so many people who have gone through the same procedure. It’s such a crazy experience, I don’t wish it on anyone. My road to recovery has been one of grace and I’m thankful for it all. God has really just done the most’.
One thing is certain, if the symptoms are overwhelming and you are yet to have children and you doctor has strongly recommended a surgery, do not be afraid to go for it. A lot of women have done successful fibroid operation and yours will not be an exception.
All the best!