Uterine Fibroids Symptoms – Ease Discomfort Using Heat
Frustrating as it is, your treatment options are somewhat limited if you have uterine fibroids symptoms. What makes it worse is that unless action is taken, fibroids symptoms will not usually disappear until menopause, by which time some women will have been unfortunate to have had fibroids for upwards of 15 years.
Conventional treatment leaves a lot to be desired as although surgery can remove fibroids, unless the actual cause is dealt with, they are likely to return within a few months. There is no satisfactory medication either. Although hormones are sometimes given to shrink fibroids prior to surgery, these can only ever be taken temporarily as they effectively put women through an early menopause, including all the unwelcome symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, drying, thinning skin, lack of sexual desire and the threat of osteoporosis.
If you have been diagnosed with fibroids, you are likely to be suffering from some or all of the following symptoms:-
* Heavy bleeding and/or painful periods
* Pain during intercourse
* Bladder incontinence or frequent urination
* Pain in the legs or lower back
One simple way to ease the discomfort of uterine fibroids symptoms is by using heat therapy. Gentle heat can help to relieve the pain of various conditions and for fibroids, it can be very helpful. The heat can not only soothe aches and pains but circulation can also be improved which can encourage the fibroids to begin to break down. Try taking a warm bath and soak for at least 20 minutes, ensuring that your abdomen is fully submerged. Another form of heat therapy is using a heat pad or hot water bottle on the abdomen.
Fibroids are a condition which respond very well to natural remedies and they are an ideal condition to treat because as they are so rarely life-threatening. It makes complete sense to try out a natural treatment for fibroids before resorting to surgery or any of the hormonal drugs which can cause their own side effects.
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Frequently Asked Questions
uterine fibroids and back pain? tailbone pain…anyone experience fibroids?
I found out I have 3 fibroids, a 6 cm one and two smaller ones. I had a baby 10 months ago and when I first became pregnant, the pain in my tailbone was excruciating. The big fiboid got to softball size while pregnant and is now 6cm. I thought the pain would go away after the baby, just thought it was a pregnancy ailment. But now, I can’t sit on hard surfaces or lay on the floor without excruciating pain. I feel like I am being stabbed in my tailbone whenever I sit down. I have been complaining to my obgyn about the back pain and he sent me to a physical therapist. no help. My cycles are super heavy now and I’m miserable. I just left the obgyn doctors office about my ultrasound for the fibroids and he said not to do anything about them unless I am done having kids. I told him I’m not sure and he said to just take Aleve. That’s not cutting it. On the way home, my husband said, did you ask him if that is why you are having the back pain? I didn’t even think of that. Now I am reading online about firoids and back pain and I’m thinking this could be the cause. Has anyone experienced this type of pain with fibroids?
try motrin/ibuprofin and sitting in hot baths.
I feel for you.
I had them..and I told the doctor it was like someone grabbing the skin of his testicles with a pair of vice grips and twisting.
I went through the super heavy periods too..then I had a hysterectomy a few months later.
The doctor felt all the fibroids on the day of the operation and apologized for the five years of pain..
but My pain was not nearly as bad as yours. Not even close.
If Motrin does not work (it did for me) maybe try tolectin or robaxin.
has any lady had nerve pain in the back or legs caused by pressure from uterine fibroids?
although i didnt have a fibriod i had nerve pain going down my thigh which was caused by my ovary being stuck which caused a trapped nerve and low pelvic pain so try not to worry but yes if you have a large fibroid your uterus could adhere to a nerve and cause pain down your leg and the only way to free it i would think would be surgery and may think about a hysterectomy if the fibroid is to large, hope all goes well for you x
Do you have or use to have Uterine fibroids?
My mother was diagnosed with having several uterine fibroids.
The diagnosis was about three-four months ago. The emergency doctor said that he could not do anything about it until she met with her doctor.
My mother saw a gynecologist and she did nothing about the uterine fibroids. She disregraded the fact that my mom has several UF and prescribed her Elmiron to treat what she believes to be Interstitial Cystitis. According to the doctor my mother’s pain(s) and aches are due to IC and not the uterine fibroids. Yet, she did not test my mom for IC. She guessed and prescribed her Elmiron. How unethical, right?
My mom still has pain and aches from God knows what. We believe that her pain is due to the uterine fibroids that she has not been trated for and she is going back to the doctor very soon to make sure.
Her symptoms are severe pain in her lower back and abdominal area. She emphasizes her lower back pain as to being similar to the pain experinced during labor. Also, severe pain in her legs (she can hardly walk at times). In other words, severe pain from her waist down. When she urinates it hurts and burns. She urinates frequently. Her skin tissue feels extremely sore and hurts to the touch and her bones ache too. My mom says she is going crazy and I feel like doing something but I don’t know what. Doctors don’t treat her correctly nor pay any attention to her symptoms.
What should we do?
Bad MD, switch MD’s. Sometimes in this day and age it is hard to find a good one. Ask for a consultation appt. Most MD’s know what that is but their minimum wage office staff may not. You meet the MD in their office and talk. You can judge whether they will listen to you before your in the uncomfortable position of naked in stirrups. It let’s you keep the power in the relationship. I mean we interview employees, bands and many other things but not the MD’s who control our health? It is just like everything, there are good and bad. Some like to throw meds at you, I go for the ones who want to run tests to confirm diagnosis. The fibroid may be causing her uterus to swell, mine was the size of 6months pregnant when I had it removed. It shouldn’t hurt to urinate, could be a sign of something else, but not IC. You sound like you know what’s right, can you go with your mom. I mean it is sometimes overwhelming and you tend to forget things said. I don’t think throwing meds at her was the right thing to do. I don’t like her other symptoms like the bone pain. I think I would ask about an abdominal or pelvic ultrasound and or CT. Maybe even a MRI, talk to the new MD and ask how they intend to diagnosis what is wrong. Definitely a pelvic and some blood and urine workup. So sorry she’s sick, hope she gets better soon. Good luck and stick to your guns.
What could be wrong with my mom? Cystitis and/or uterine fibroids?
My mom is in excruciating pain every day.
She was diagnosed with having Cystitis the first time she went to the emergency room at our local hospital, but the second time we went back, after a few days because the pain was unbearable, she was diagnosed with having uterine fibroids. She was told by the emergency room doctors to make an appointment with her doctor so that she could recommend her with a gynecologist.
After an unsuccessful week of trying to make an appointment with the gynecologist, she finally made one and was charged 5.
My mom was positive that the uterine fibroids was the cause of her pain/symptoms, but the gynecologist had another answer to her symptoms. According to the doctor uterine fibroids don’t cause so much pain/aren’t that painful. She, the doctor, believes that my mom suffers from Cystitis too. She prescribed my mother Elmiron. The gynecologist says she should see results in about 1-2 months.
Should my mom wait 1 or 2 months to see if Elmiron really works…..what if it doesn’t? What if the uterine fibroids are the ones causing the pain. My mother is so confused and cries constantly because the pain she feels is too much.
Her symptoms are the following:
Excruciating pain from the knee down, both legs.
Her toes ache a lot.
Her lower abdomen aches, specially the sides (where the thigh and lower abdomen meet).
She also has back pain.
She feels the need to pee frequently but sometimes the pee doesn’t come out.
When the pee does come out it hurts like hell….does not burn…..it hurts! Her lower abdomen also hurts.
Do you have or had Cystitis or uterine fibroids? If yes, are my mother’s symptoms normal?
I’m so scared and concerned for her. I feel so bad for her because it breaks my heart to see her cry.
FYI: My mom has diabetes and she is 52 yrs old.
I would get a second opinion from another gynecologist. I don’t know if the gynecologist is being forth coming with your mom. You should go to a couple more of them to get some more information. Your mom’s doctor should also send her for an pelvoabdominal ultrasound or a transvaginal ultrasound. This will help detect if there are any uterine fibroids.
I hope that this helps.
Has anyone ever had uterine fibroids?
I’ve had issues with my period. I had one in January. Then it vanished for a few months (no chance of pregnancy) and finally on April 30 it started. It lasted 2 weeks with lots of dark brown blood and black clots. Now, I should have had another one. I’ve had lots of pressure, pelvic pain, cramping and at times some minor back pain. My uterus has been swollen (like I’m about 3 months pregnant) and is tender to the touch. I’ve also had some light pink discharge over the last few days. I finally saw my doctor for this today and after 3 times of asking me if I could’ve been pregant he finally took me in his office and told me he thinks it’s uterine fibroids. I’m going to research the symptoms. I wanted to start here and see if anyone has had this before and what your symptoms were. I am on medication for the next 10 days to make me shed my lining and I’ll be having an ultrasound next week. Any stories and advice would be greatly appreciated….
I used to suffer from uterine fibroids five years ago. My symptoms included abdominal bleeding,pain, back pain, cramps and urinary problems.
Uterine fibroids if detected in early stages when the tumors are small in size can be easily treated with the help of natural cures. Unfortunately the symptoms start showing up only after the tumors increase in size or numbers.
These are benign tumors which are rarely life threatening. For women looking to avoid fibroids surgery there are a number of alternative methods of uterine fibroid treatment.
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