Do Fibroids Make You Gain Weight?
If you are wondering “do fibroids make you gain weight” then the answer is that they can, but this doesn’t always happen. The amount of weight gain depends on a number of factors, including your genetic make-up, the severity of the fibroids and what you are doing to manage the symptoms.
Fibroids themselves can sometimes grow very large, and the fact that they are comprised of solid, muscular tissue, then their density means that large fibroids will inevitably carry some weight and this will show as an increase on the scales.
The largest fibroid ever recorded tipped the scale at a massive 140 pounds and although this is extreme, there are a number of cases where fibroids have grown as large as 50 pounds. However, although most will never reach sizes like this, it is not uncommon for fibroids to grow so large that they give the appearance of a 6 or 7 month pregnancy in slimmer women. Most fibroids though are so small that they are never detected or problematic, with many women never realising that they have them in the first place.
If you are wanting to know “do fibroids make you gain weight not just on the abdomen” then the answer is no. What does not happen is an overall increase in body fat, with any weight gain being attributable just to the fibroids themselves.
The good news is that fibroids will naturally shrink around the time of the menopause and this will cause the abdomen to shrink. However, if you are interested in trying a natural way to eliminate your fibroids now, there is much you can do if you are prepared to make a number of dietary and lifestyle changes.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Hi I am having a hysterectomy soon. Uterus and fibroids removed! Will this decreased my sex drive or will?
taking the ovaries decrease the sex drive? If so what can the doctor give me to increase sex drive? Does hormone pills make you gain weight? Only serious people please respond to my question, I am serious. This is important to me, ladies. My fibroids are more painful than child birth!!! And huge enlarged my uterus, looking pregnant ladies, not good when you are not really pregnant!!! Thanks again.
I don’t think that taking the ovaries out decreases sex drive. It never did me. I mean it didn’t have any effect at all when I had my hysterectomy.
Gaining weight? There is no known reason why it should make you gain weight. I think what happens is that you wind up feeling free-er without your period every month and you don’t wind up with the cramping every month. You feel better so you eat more. That’s my opinion.
I’ve always heard, that after a hysterectomy that sex actually gets better. Because you don’t have to worry about pregnancy. I didn’t help me any, but it does a lot of women.
Do you think I should get medicaid?
Well, I have asthma and I had tha since I was two and now Im 24. Also I have cyst and fibroids which cause extreme pain and weight gain. I have a possibly that I have ploycystic ovary syndrome because of the cyst and fibroids. POS can cause infertilty and sometimes death. Ive tried to get medicaid once before a year back with this and was denied. I live in the stat of Ga. They told me I had to be either under 18, 65 or older, be pregnant or have children. What are your thoughts. Ive been laid off since Nov and when I was working I wasn’t making that much.
I recommend looking for a county health department in your area. they can offer services or point you in the right direction for free services. Asthma attacks (unhelped by meds, or if you’re out of meds) are worthy of an ER visit, as is a painful cyst. ER’s can work out a plan with you, or write it off entirely if it’s a true emergency and you truly can’t pay. BUT– a free clinic or health dept can give you a supply of inhalers to last.
Try the health dept 1st–they have lots of information for folks hitting hard times!
Painful Menstrual Periods. What can I do?
Hi, I’m 19yrs old and I have been suffering very badly with menstrual cramping ever since my periods started when I was 12. For the last few years they have become worse. I used to be able to bare them until I was about 16 where 2 panadol or even 2 femimax would kill the pain. But that’s when my cycle went totally irregular, in my opinion down to the fact that I was completely stressed out over exams. So I had to just take those 2/3days off school and curl up into a ball and cry every month up to the present. I’ve tried exercising but failed. It makes them 10 times worse. My legs feel like jelly and I almost nearly passed out while out for a walk one day during the cramps. The pain is continious and usually starts up to 7 days before my period begins. I get headaches, pains in my lower abdomin and back and pains down my legs. Once my periods begin the headaches disappear but the pains in my tummy, back and legs intensify and last about 3days. At the moment I have an average of 32day cycle but they can come at any time. For example my last cycle was 19days and my persent one was 41days so they are totally random. So what do u think I should do? Should I really go on the pill? I’ve heard some say the pill didn’t help with their cramping… also I’ve heard that it has side effects such as depression and weight gain, both which I am currently fighting. Do you think I have an underlying condition such as Fibroids etc? or have u any home remedies that help u cope every month? Thanking you in advance!
Try Ibuprofen or Tylenol.