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Common Fibroid Symtoms -8 Signs To Indicate Fibroids
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If you suspect that you have fibroids, this could be because you have noticed certain signs and symptoms which wyou feel are an indication of the condition.  There are a number of common fibroid symptoms and, in particular, 8 which you should look out for.

Of course, it is always important to get a proper diagnosis and so a visit to your doctor is a good starting point.  Once diagnosed with fibroids, there is good and bad news. The good news is that fibroids are rarely dangerous and this often means that doctors recommend taking no action as they will naturally shrink around the time of the menopause.  The bad news is that conventional treatment is not a permanent solution, with fibroids often regrowing after surgery. However, natural treatment can be a better option.

8 Common Fibroid Symptoms

  1. Increased Bleeding During and Between Periods - This has several causes. Firstly, fibroids can cause blockages in and around the uterus, thus preventing the normal elimination of menstrual blood.  This can cause larger releases when blockages shift.  Next, the growth of new blood vessels to support the fibroids can mean a change in the normal blood supply around the uterus. Lastly, congestion in and around the uterus can alter normal blood flow.
  2. Pain - Pain is commonly reported by many sufferers.  This can depend on various factors including the size and location of fibroids and, of course, the woman's pain tolerance level.  Fibroids can also cause severe pain if they outgrow the blood supply and begin to "die". In this instance, the pain can be accompanied with fever and a general feeling of being unwell.
  3. Pressure - As fibroids enlarge, then this causes the uterus and abdomen to distend.  This can cause a feeling of pressure.  This is one of the most common fibroid symptoms reported in women with larger than average fibroids.
  4. Bloating and Fulness - This is often reported as being similar to symptoms during the menstrual period and naturally vary depending on how large the fibroids are. Sometimes, the bloating can be so pronounced that clothing begins to be too tight and your abdomen can appear pregnant.
  5. Pain During Intimacy - This depends on the size and location of fibroids and pain can occur during or after intercourse.
  6. Urinary Problems - Although not normally painful, common fibroid symptoms can include urinary problems.  These are caused by fibroids pressing on the bladder.  More rarely, fibroids can press on the tubes connecting the bladder and kidneys, thus inhibiting the flow and this can cause infection and the potential for kidney damage.
  7. Infertility and Pregnancy Problems - This can be a huge problem and is multifaceted. Conception can be prevented for a number of reasons, for example, if fibroids are preventing the normal passage of sperm by blocking the entrance to the fallopian tubes or cervix.  Alternatively, if fibroids are located in the uterine cavity, this can cause implantation problems and even early miscarriages.  Where a pregnancy has been successful, early delivery may be necessary or even a cesarian depending on the size and location of fibroids.
  8. Depression - One common fibroid symptom which is often overlooked is depression.  The pain and discomfort from fibroids can affect emotional well-being. In addition, anemia can lead to tiredness which is caused by high blood loss.

If you have some of the above fibroid symptoms, visit your doctor for a proper diagnosis and to discuss your treatment options.  Very often, doctors will suggest taking a "watchful waiting" approach as fibroids will shrink naturally during the menopause.  However, if your symptoms are particularly unpleasant or you are years away from the menopause you could consider trying natural treatments.

By using a combination of dietary and lifestyle adjustments, most women can effectively shrink their fibroids providing they have the motivation to adhere to the protocols.  If you would like further details, please visit Shrink Fibroids.


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