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Sneaky Signs You Could Have Fibroids

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It is estimated that up to 80 percent of women tend to have fibroids by the age of 50. Surprisingly, many do not realize it. The signs of fibroids may be pretty cunning such that many women do not know that they have fibroids. If you suspect you have fibroids, see Andrew Doe MD for treatment. While uterine fibroids are considered noncancerous growths, they can present complications when they are too large, meaning four centimeters or more. Larger fibroids can block a woman’s fallopian tubes contributing to infertility. They can also impact implantation when they develop in the uterus muscles. Essentially, uterine fibroids are not considered dangerous, but they can lead to discomfort and other complications like anemia or a reduction in red blood cells due to heavy blood loss. You may want to check out for these sneaky signs to help determine whether or not you could be having fibroids and need a doctor’s visit:

Bloating

If you have not done a lot of eating and find that your jeans are not fitting as they should, you could be bloating. If you look and feel like you are bloated, it can be a sign of fibroids. Abnormal bloating may contribute to serious issues. You must not ignore the symptom. If not treated, fibroids may enlarge to cause problems like kidney failure or breathing difficulties.

Inconsistent or heavy bleeding

Many women will have a consistent bleeding pattern at menstruation, making their period last about 3 to 4 days. When it comes to fibroids, the bleeding may be heavier and lasts longer. If the fibroids are submucosal located within the uterine’s cavity, the bleeding may be much heavier and prolonged. Even a small fibroid growing in the uterine cavity can lead to extreme bleeding. You may want to watch out for heavier bleeding as well as extended bleeding. Also, check for spotting as well as bleeding occurring between periods – they could indicate fibroids development.

Pelvic pressure

It is pretty hard to describe pressure within the pelvic area; however, it feels like something is pushing down within your pelvis. You may have the area feeling full or pretty painful. Pelvic pressure is among the sly symptoms of uterine fibroids. You may not be able to know that you have fibroids until you go for a check-up and diagnosis, so look out for this fibroid symptom.  

Frequent urination

Many things can cause a woman to have frequent urination, so it is a cunning sign. You may also feel the urge to urinate frequently, whether or not you urinate. Because the uterus is found next to the bladder, if you have fibroids growing on the left side close to the bladder, you may have increased pressure that makes you have the urge to urinate frequently.

A considerable number of fibroid signs will mimic those of other conditions like inflammation. You do not want to take chances when you feel something unusual with your uterus and pelvic or your bowel movement and sexual intercourse. See a doctor specialized in fibroid treatment to receive a diagnosis and timely treatment of your fibroids.

 

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