Saturday, June 11, 2016

Symptoms of fibroid tumors

Uterus pain: how much pain means you have to seek immediate medical assistance?
How to tell if pelvic pain is a symptom of fibroid tumor? 

Uterus pain and other symptoms of fibroid 

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An harsh abdominal pain can be caused by the growth of fibroid tumors.
Subsequent swelling could be easily mistaken for a pregnancy.
Intramural fibroids grow in the uterine wall and can cause pain, pressure and prolonged periods.

Also called
  •  leiyomomas
  • fibromyomas
  • myomas
  • fibromas 

these tumors are the reason for 8 hysterectomy on 10 in the US.

Fibroid tumors are in fact the most frequent uterine pathology and are especially dangerous because they receive an extensive blood flow supply from the uterus.
There’s another kind of fibroid to be considered, called leiomyosarcoma. This is a cancerous fibroid.

  • Symptoms of Fibroids: Period Changes

    • Heavy menstrual bleeding
    • severe pain
    • cramping
    • Blood clots
    • Spotting
    • bleeding between periods
    • longer or more frequent menstruation
  • Symptoms of Fibroids: pressure

    • Frequent urination
    • Constipation and/or rectal pain
    • Lower back and/or abdominal pain
    • Pressure on the bladder or rectum
    • Difficulty emptying your bladder
    • Backache or leg pains.
Fibroids can become large enough to distend a woman's belly, making her look pregnant.


  • Anemia Fibroids can cause heavy and long periods, with a risk of causing anemia. It is important to diagnose anemia on time, as it could lead to lethargy, fatigue and in the worst case heart problems.
  • Getting Pregnant Fibroid tumors in some cases can shift the baby position and provoke preterm labor After birth heavy bleeding and pelvic pain are frequent and this may require surgery.
  • Infertility Fibroid tumors could be even the cause of infertility, blocking fallopian tubes or making more difficult for a fertilized egg to attach.

When should you See a Doctor?

Immediately see your doctor if you're showing one or more of the following symptoms of fibroid
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Inability to control urination and frequent urge to urinate
  • Change in the duration of the period
  • Painful menstrual cycle
  • New prolonged heaviness or pain in pelvis or abdomen
A full gynecological exam should be done immediately to determine the cause if you are experiencing pelvic pressure and pain or any other type of uterine fibroid symptoms.

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