You might not even realize you had uterine fibroid until a routine check up at the doctor’s which revealed it, your menstruation had always been always heavy and sex sometimes get painful but you still didn’t see any problem.
The good news is when you discovered, you were already done giving birth but still no one likes some evil growth on their uterus, right?
Over 70 percent of women would likely experience this before the age of 50. Fibroids are tumors always found within the walls of the human uterus that can range in many sizes anywhere from that of a pea to that of an orange or even bigger.
In most cases, all symptomatic fibroids are mostly treated with hormonal medications, some ultrasound therapy, most of the time by surgery, and other treatment. Medications sure help to shrink fibroids or even ease the symptoms. Surgery may also be involved in removing just the fibroids or your entire uterus.
The growths (tumors) may likely result in changes in the shape and all the size of the uterus. Although they are not cancerous, they may have an unpleasant symptoms in women’s body. In fact in more than 90 percent of the cases, the tumors are benign, and are not always associated with cancer and do not increase the risk of any uterine cancer like many do fear.
Life is good they say, but it needs proper care they never said. Do check yourself almost every time and make sure you report any problem to your doctor.
Below are signs that might signal you have fibroid, always watch out for them:
1. Excessive bleeding during menstruation
This is one of the common symptoms of uterine fibroid especially for intramural and submucosal uterine fibroid, the excessive bleeding may be accompanied by clots and such a woman’s menstrual cycle will be long.
2. Pelvic Pain and Pressure
When fibroid are growing they can put pressure on other organs thus causing lower abdominal pain as well as bulging of the tummy which is sometimes mistaken for pregnancy. If you’re having pelvic pain, see your doctor immediately.
3. Frequent urination
When fibroid tumor starts growing in the uterus it puts pressure on the bladder thereby causing loss of bladder control leading to frequent urination. This can cause pains and discomfort to you, if you are often urinating and unsure, see your doctor.
4. You’re often constipated
This is the same way the fibroid tumor affects the bladder and also it affects the rectum thereby interfering with the normal waste disposal of your body, prevent you from pooing as very frequently as you should. this is depends on the position of the fibroids. So not every constipation is caused by fibroid tumor.
5. Lower Back Pain
Sub-serosal fibroid affects the back, specifically the spine if they are very large, it is usually diagnosed via MRI with other scans to see whether fibroid is the cause. Treatment through medication or shrinking them are the options available for this.
Seeing one of these symptoms is not enough to say you have uterine fibroid but if you see three or more of these symptoms, it’s a good idea to check with your gynecologist.