Fibroids that are in the uterus are normally benign and non-cancerous with the ones developed into submucosal layer are referred to as submucosal fibroids. There is a submucosal layer which is the inner side of the uterus and submucosal fibroids are attached to the uterus through a long stalk which proves to be quite painful during the process of removal.
These submucosal fibroids are also referred as stalked fibroids and have the appearance that is like the pedunculated subsersoal fibroids owning to the presence of stalk. Beyond that, there is no similarity. Talking about the location, submucosal fibroid is found on the inner lining of the uterus as well as besides that these fibroids are also found in the endometrial cavity.
Submucosal fibroids are an occurrence that is rare and only around 5% chances that these fibroids will occur in women. These fibroids grow in the uterine cavity and when talking about the large submucosal fibroids, blockage of fallopian tube can become probable as well; and are thought to be related to fertility.
In those women who develop symptoms, the more “common symptoms of uterine fibroids” include:
- Menstrual periods prolonged– 7 days or more of menstrual bleeding
- Heavy menstrual bleeding
- Pelvic pressure or pain
- Urination frequently
- Difficulty emptying bladder
- A backache or leg pains
It is rarely that a fibroid can cause pain that is acute when it outgrows its blood supply and begins to die.
Classified by location
A fibroid is usually classified by where they are located. Intramural fibroids grow within the uterine muscular wall. Submucosal fibroids protuberance in the urine cavity. Subsersoal fibroids grow to the outside of the uterus.
When to see a doctor
See your doctor if you develop:
- Pain in the pelvis that stays and doesn’t get better
- Extremely heavy, painful and prolonged periods
- Bleeding or spotting in between periods
- Problems emptying your bladder
Seek medical care promptly if you have very severe bleeding vaginally bleeding or sharp pain in pelvic that come on quite suddenly.
Seeing your doctor when you have their severe problems such as this is very important.