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Signs and Symptoms of Fibroids

Updated on October 26, 2009

Fibroid tumors

Although they are generally benign, fibroid tumors can still cause a multitude of distressing problems. But first, do you know for sure you have fibroids? Many women are not aware that they have fibroids until a medical exam reveals them. They believe wrongly that their symptoms and the effects of having fibroids are “normal” period pains.

One of the problems related to fibroids is “heavy periods” menorrhagia or heavy menstrual bleeding. these are usually associated with “Submucous fibroids” which grow into the womb. They may cause long periods, “flooding” (a sudden gush of blood) or the passing of large clots of blood.

Types of fibroid tumor

Intramural - The most common type of fibroid, these grow in the wall of the womb
Subserous - This type grows from the outer layer of the womb and can sometimes grow on stalks then they are known as (Pendunculated fibroids)
Submucous - These develop in the muscle beneath the inner lining of the womb
Cervical - These fibroids grow in the cervix or neck of the womb


Fibroids and Anaemia

As a result of excessively heavy periods you may become anaemic (iron deficient). This can make you feel tired and weak even dizzy. Anaemia can be treated with a change in your diet to include more iron rich foods like liver, peas, beans, whole grain cereals, perhaps spinach and other leafy vegetable. You may even be encouraged to drink red wine.


Fibroids and Period Pain

Some of your “period pain” may due to large clots of blood being passed through the neck of the womb (the cervix). You may also feel a dull aching in your thighs which could be the result of large fibroids pressing on the nerves and blood vessels to your legs. this can also cause varicose veins and lower back pain.


Fibroids-Incontinence and Constipation.



If you have a large fibroid which presses on your bladder this can induce a frequent need to urinate, an urgent need to urinate, some leaking or dribbling of urine or even cystitis which is caused by infected urine being trapped in the bladder. Should you ever find yourself unable to pass urine, seek medical attention.
A large fibroid which exerts pressure on your bowel can lead to constipation or possibly hemorrhoids.


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