Symptons Of Fibroids

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Common Fibroid Symtoms -8 Warning Signs Mean You Might Have Fibroids

If you suspect that you have fibroids, this could be because you have noticed certain signs and symptoms which wyou feel are an indication of the condition. There are a number of common fibroid symptoms and, in particular, 8 which you should look out for.

Of course, it is always important to get a proper diagnosis and so a visit to your doctor is a good starting point. Once diagnosed with fibroids, there is good and bad news. The good news is that fibroids are rarely dangerous and this often means that doctors recommend taking no action as they will naturally shrink around the time of the menopause. The bad news is that conventional treatment is not a permanent solution, with fibroids often regrowing after surgery. However, natural treatment can be a better option.

8 Common Fibroid Symptoms

1. Increased Bleeding During and Between Periods – This has several causes. Firstly, fibroids can cause blockages in and around the uterus, thus preventing the normal elimination of menstrual blood. This can cause larger releases when blockages shift. Next, the growth of new blood vessels to support the fibroids can mean a change in the normal blood supply around the uterus. Lastly, congestion in and around the uterus can alter normal blood flow.
2. Pain – Pain is commonly reported by many sufferers. This can depend on various factors including the size and location of fibroids and, of course, the woman’s pain tolerance level. Fibroids can also cause severe pain if they outgrow the blood supply and begin to “die”. In this instance, the pain can be accompanied with fever and a general feeling of being unwell.
3. Pressure – As fibroids enlarge, then this causes the uterus and abdomen to distend. This can cause a feeling of pressure. This is one of the most common fibroid symptoms reported in women with larger than average fibroids.
4. Bloating and Fulness – This is often reported as being similar to symptoms during the menstrual period and naturally vary depending on how large the fibroids are. Sometimes, the bloating can be so pronounced that clothing begins to be too tight and your abdomen can appear pregnant.
5. Pain During Intimacy – This depends on the size and location of fibroids and pain can occur during or after intercourse.
6. Urinary Problems – Although not normally painful, common fibroid symptoms can include urinary problems. These are caused by fibroids pressing on the bladder. More rarely, fibroids can press on the tubes connecting the bladder and kidneys, thus inhibiting the flow and this can cause infection and the potential for kidney damage.
7. Infertility and Pregnancy Problems – This can be a huge problem and is multifaceted. Conception can be prevented for a number of reasons, for example, if fibroids are preventing the normal passage of sperm by blocking the entrance to the fallopian tubes or cervix. Alternatively, if fibroids are located in the uterine cavity, this can cause implantation problems and even early miscarriages. Where a pregnancy has been successful, early delivery may be necessary or even a cesarian depending on the size and location of fibroids.
8. Depression – One common fibroid symptom which is often overlooked is depression. The pain and discomfort from fibroids can affect emotional well-being. In addition, anemia can lead to tiredness which is caused by high blood loss.

If you have some of the above fibroid symptoms, visit your doctor for a proper diagnosis and to discuss your treatment options. Very often, doctors will suggest taking a “watchful waiting” approach as fibroids will shrink naturally during the menopause. However, if your symptoms are particularly unpleasant or you are years away from the menopause you could consider trying natural treatments.

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Frequently Asked Questions

    What are some symptons of having fibroids?

    • ANSWER:
      The most common symptoms are: heavy – irregular periods, pain, multiple miscarriages, spotting, pelvic fullness, bladder pressure and frequent urination, painful intercourse, low back pain. And of course, there are some women who have no symptoms.

    what are the symptons of fibroids?

    • ANSWER:
      Fibroids are very common. They are benign tumors that grow in the smooth muscle of the uterine wall. They are not cancers. Rapidly growing fibroids may turn into cancer but this only happens in 1 in 1000 pre menopausal women. This risk rises to 1 in 100 post menopausal women.

      Fibroids are very common. Only 25% of women have large enough fibroids to cause symptoms. The 2 most common symptoms are
      1. heavy menstrual bleeding
      2. a feeling of pressure in the pelvis

      We do not yet really understand what causes fibroids. Some studies suggest that it is partially genetic. They also occur more in African-Canadian women.

    I have been told that I have fibroids. Are dizzy spells one of the symptons associated with fibroids.?

    • ANSWER:
      Ugh, dizziness. If the dizziness is specifically associated with your period, it could be a secondary side effect of the fibroids. From what I’ve seen, PMS can cause just about any nasty thing you can think of to happen to a woman. Fibroids can certainly aggravate PMS.

      However, there are dozens of things that can cause dizziness – the most likely target in women is iron deficiency anemia. So a trip to the doctor is certainly the first step you should take in dealing with this.

      Like I said, there are many potential causes of dizziness. I am sensitive to NO2 – the gas that dentists use to put you out. I didn’t know this until I had some dental work several years ago with a new nitrous happy dentist. I started having bad dizzy spells and it took a lucky circumstance for me to put the two together. I was still having occasional dizzy spells for several years after I stopped the dentist from using the nitrous.

      So, if your doctor doesn’t find a good reason for your dizziness, start recording when the dizzy spells hit, what you eat, and any uncommon events. It may help to track down the cause of the dizzy spells.

    pink tinged watery discharge?
    im 36 with 3 kids,i have been having a very heavy watery pink vaginal discharge everyday for 5 months,im scared its cervical cancer,it started out very clear at first then changed color to this pinkish colur,it also has started to smell like aminnia,its not urine because when i use a tampon i dont get it,it just goes on the tampon,so it is defanetly not wee,i have been tested for stdz and that woz clear,also i had an vaginal ultrasound and i dont have any polyps,cysts of fibroids,im not pregnant and im no on bcp,i had a smear 17 months ago and that woz clear,i have read that a smear is only 50/70% acurate,i have had abnormal cells stage 3 when i woz 16,then twice again in my twentys,but my last 2 smears have been clear,everytime i google my symptons it sez cervical cancer,im so scared,can anyone help me please,also my periods are reguler but heavy,and when all this started i started bleeding vaginaly whilst having a bowl movement(defo vigina not rectom,no other symptons,thank you for reading and please someone give a some advice,i have an app next month for a colposcopy,xxx
    thank you but i no i need to see a dr and i am doing next month,i woz just hopeing if anyone had any idear what could be causing this problem,thank you xx

    • ANSWER:
      see doctor please

    Ladies does this ever happen to you?
    I’m a 41 year old lady with two children. I’m having female related problems I think. First, my stomach really bloats and feels hard like there’s alot of pressure there and also in my lower pelvis. This happens with stress and exercise and after eating. My pms is wicked. Lol. I mean terrible mood swings and irritability and extreme fatigue. The cramping in my privates is horrible. It does this after lifting as well. The doctor thought it was a hernia, but they checked and it’s not. I’ve been told IBS to fibroids to endometrosis. I do have a small gallstone. Can anyone help me? Has anyone experienced these symptons? Could this be early menopause? Thanks for your advice ladies.

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