Many women deal with fibroids. Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that grow in and around the uterus. Some fibroids never cause symptoms, but women who do endure symptoms from fibroids may find them very uncomfortable. Below, we’ll go over the five most common fibroid symptoms and what you can do if you think you may have fibroids.
Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
Heavy menstrual bleeding, also called menorrhagia, affects many women, even those without fibroids. Heavy menstrual bleeding is characterized by menstruation that lasts longer than seven days or involves more blood flow than is typical. If your heavy menstruation disrupts your daily life, it could be a symptom of uterine fibroids. As well as being extremely uncomfortable and inconvenient, long-term heavy menstrual bleeding can also cause exhaustion due to anemia and increased menstrual cramps because of the fibroid’s interference with the uterine muscles.
Low Back Pain
Many women experience low back pain during or right before menstruation. However, if your low back pain is more severe than it once was, it could be because of uterine fibroids. As fibroids grow, they cause pressure in and around your uterus, which can cause low back pain.
Sometimes a fibroid tumor can put pressure on your bladder. When this happens, you may have the urge to urinate several times during the day and at night. Your healthcare provider can provide management options for this symptom.
Pain During Sex
Pain during sex is called dyspareunia. It is genital pain during or after sex. The pain can be felt internally or externally. Fibroids can cause pain during sex because the tumor changes the shape of the uterus, which makes any pressure in the area uncomfortable or painful. The pain may also be attributed to an underlying medical condition such as an infection. A physician can determine the cause of pain during sex and determine a course of treatment. If fibroids have interfered with your hormonal balance, it could also cause a decreased libido.
Just like fibroids can put pressure on your bladder, the tumors can affect your bowel movements too. Constipation is when bowel movements become less frequent and are challenging to pass. It can occur due to changes in routine or diet. Your healthcare provider can determine what is causing your constipation. A treatment plan can help manage the symptom related to uterine fibroids.
If you’re dealing with any of the symptoms mentioned above or suffer from fibroids and are looking for treatment options, don’t hesitate to get in touch withImage Guided Surgery today. Our team of professionals specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of uterine fibroids. We specialize in fibroid treatment, employ medical team members, and have modern equipment. We will discuss your symptoms and options with you. We will likely order further testing to provide a comprehensive treatment plan.
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First let me start by saying how thankful and grateful I am to Dr. Gaugau and his amazing staff. EVERYONE was kind, professional, and hospitable( which is a lost art these days). Anyway Dr. Gaugau is extremely knowledgeable, he listens, and explains everything in great detail. And most importantly he made me understand that hysterectomy is NOT the only option for fibroid treatment. The fact that he did not force the hysterectomy as an option but presented ALL of the options to me means a lot and because of that I am able to make an informed and wiser decision.
I had my procedure last Wednesday October 25th. I had very little pain. Dr. Gaugau and his team is the best. From the front desk staff to the nurse. They all made sure I was tooken good care of. I went back today for my one week follow and I feel amazing. I wish I knew about Gaugau sooner. Trust me .You won't be disappointed.
I was referred to Dr. Gaugau by my cousin. She had the UFE procedure done in 2020. She was very pleased with her procedure and outcome so I decided to contact him myself. First off Miss Keisha is amazing. Her spirit and silly nature is so calming. We laughed and joked about life and our kids. Dr. Gaugau is also such a pleasure. It's great when you have a doctor that you can tell is knowledgeable and has excellent bedside manner. It also put me at ease. The nurse Bonnie is an absolute doll. She is down to earth and also has amazing bedside manner. Miss Dawn is sooo sweet too but you can tell she is a bit on the shy side. It is hard to find that in the medical field nowadays with so many people in burnout mode. But it is such a breath of fresh air to see it in all the departments in one place! I recommend Dr. Gaugau for anything dealing with your fibroids! The whole staff is great! 10/10!!!
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