Why Do Fibroids Cause Heavy Bleeding?
If you are wanting an answer to the question, “Why do fibroids cause heavy bleeding?” then there are a number of reasons why this is the case. Fibroids are one of the most common causes of heavier periods and if you find that your last longer than 5-7 days and are particularly heavy, then ensure that you visit your doctor for a diagnosis.
In brief, the three main reasons why fibroids cause heavy bleeding are:-
1. A blockage of normal menstrual flow, caused by the location of a fibroid. This causes a back-up of blood which seems heavier when released
2. Uterine congestion, common in women with fibroids, can cause a change in the blood flow around the uterus
3. When fibroids grow, new blood vessels form and this means a greater volume of blood is flowing through the uterus
There are a number of simple steps you can take to help with heavy bleeding causes by your fibroids. Firstly, avoid wearing tampons, as these can cause cramping and pain. You can try taking an anti-inflammatory, such as ibuprofen as this may help reduce inflammation. Regular gentle exercise can also help to improve the blood flow as can heat therapy, thus helping relieve congestion. Many women become anemic due to the heavy bleeding and if this is applicable to you, take a good all-round vitamin supplement together with folic acid.
Although fibroids cause heavy bleeding, many women often feel that this is only one of many symptoms-and often not the worse! Others include terrible bloating, constipation, urinary problems, pain during intercourse and severe cramping.
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Frequently Asked Questions
high blood platelet reading been on iron tabs since november anemia due to heavy bleeding from fibroids and tp?
what could be the cause of high blood platlets, i was diagnosed in november with anemia i also take norithresone to stop bleeding, I also have b12 deficiency was 119 after 2 months of meds it is now 247 still below border line, i also have fibroids growing within the wall of my womb,the dr has told me she will contact the haemotologist for advice, any answers u can give me thanks, anet
My doctor wants me to go on the mirena IUD for fibroids & severe bleeding and cramping! Who has used it and?
was there any negastive side effects? Did you like it or couldn’t stand it? thanks.
ok first it is very uncomfortable to insert. First they measure your uterus by putting a metal measuring device up through your cervix to the top of your uterus, then it gave me cramping for 3 months, and spotting but now I have had it for a year and I have no periods and I LOVE IT I would trade all the suffering for no periods though u may not…only advice i have is take a pain pill 15 min before it is inserted….and have fun with it there is nothing to remember everyday! Just check the strings that will be left on the outside of your cervix and make sure it hasnt moved after a menstruation….and sex and just have fun!
Abnormal uterine bleeding and fibroids?
My 48 year old mom’s been bleeding for over a year now. Her periods became irregular. Sometimes she can’t even tell if it’s her period or just abnormal bleeding. We thought it was menopause at first, which may have something to do with it. But she got some tests done and was diagnosed with fibroids. But they didn’t need treatment at that time according to the doctor. She’s become anemic since then coz of the bleeding. Sometimes it’s very little and sometimes it’s really heavy with many clots coming out. Now, i’m thinking she should get treatment for this, it’s really disturbing sometimes.
Can fibroids get more serious if not treated?
If not treated they can get very big. If they get too big the best is really to get a hysterectomy if she is done having children. So I would have her go to a gynecologist and maybe talk about this option. There is also uterine artery embolization. I have attached the website for you to look at that.
I am 14 weeks pregnant with several fibroids. I am bleeding everyday except on the weekend when I stay in bed
My job requires a lot of walking and standing with no modification available. Should my doctor put me on bedrest? I am bleeding every work day using a pantyliner.
I have not waited this long. The bleeding was reported at first onset. I have been to the doctor every time and now they are sending me to a specialist.
pregnancy, fibroids and bleeding. Anyone else?
I am 14 weeks pregnant and was diagnosed with a uterine fibroid tumor at 9 weeks, after some light spotting. Last Saturday evening while making dinner i started bleeding.. heavily. Hubby and I rushed to ER to basically be told “it happens to some women with fibroids. Go home and come back if it continues for too long”. At my regular doctors that Monday he called the bleeding “worrysome” and and told me to take it easy and that the bleeding means the baby my be trying to miscarry. My question is: I heard women say they had the periods throughout there whole pregnany, but technically it can not have been a real period… so were you bleeding from a fibroid? How often did you bleed? And did the baby live full term? How about delivery? C-section? Please keep in mind I have a uterine fibriod.. one near my cervix.
I was recently diagnoised as having a fibroid tumor about a month ago but I am not pregnant. During my first pregnancy I did start bleeding. It was heavy like a regular period and even some clotting. I went to the er convinced that I had miscarried but the baby’s heartbeat was fine. I bled for the first 3 months of that pregnancy and I did carry to full term and have a healthy 16 year old son now. So don’t worry especially if there is no cramping. Just stay off of your feet as much as possible during the bleeding. Oh, and congratulations.