Signs of uterine fibroids

Uterine fibroids are a common gynecologic pathology in women. The name sounds scary but actually fibroids are of a rather benign nature, absolutely not cancer. Accordingly, the symptoms of uterine fibroids depend mainly on the location and size of the uterine fibroid. Therefore, if the tumor is small in size or deep into the muscle of the uterus, sometimes the woman does not feel anything. However, it is necessary to know the signs of uterine fibroids below for early recognition and intervention, prevention of later complications.

1. Abnormal uterus hemorrhage

One of the characteristic symptoms of uterine fibroids is abnormal uterine hemorrhage, polyg neuroglysis or frequent menstruation and bleeding.

Tumors located near the lining of the uterus tend to thicken the endoratome layer. As a result, the thicker the endotriosis layer, at the beginning of the cycle, when peeling off will produce a massive amount of menstrual blood. Some women even experience prolonged vaginal bleeding, which follows the menstrual cycle (menstruation) or out of cycles (haemolysis). It is the amount of blood loss that causes the patient to suffer from anemia, pale, decreased physical fitness to detect uterine fibroids.

Symptoms of uterine fibroids are abnormal uterine hemorrhages

Symptoms of uterine fibroids are abnormal uterine hemorrhages

2. Intense horror

In contrast to uterine hemorrhage, if large tumors are deep in the muscle of the uterus, the woman will suffer severe pains at each menstrual cycle. The reason is that when the uterus needs to contract to discharge the blood, the blood vessels to the tumor will contract causing temporary culture anemia, anaerobic transformation to painful chemical products.

In particular, if the tumor is too large, when necrosis is caused by minimal nourishment, abdominal pain in the hypothxia area needs access as a surgical pathology, sometimes emergency surgery is required.

3. Change toilet habits

This is a symptom of neighboring muscles when pinched by uterine fibroids. If the tumor is located near the bladder, the stimulating reflex causes you to urinate more often than usual. Even if the size of the fibroid is large, the bladder volume will be narrowed because this is inherently an empty organ, the amount of urine contained is also reduced, you need to quickly eliminate it. In some women, if the perineum muscle layer decreases control, it is more likely to experience constant urine leakage or when only very little abdominal pressure is increased such as

Similarly, besides putting pressure on the bladder, uterine fibroids can also put pressure on the rectum. This will cause you to suffer from constipation, since the waste in the intestines can not move normally out. Despite this, the irritation of the tumor makes you often feel squeezed even if you can't walk.

4. Pain during sex

Fibroids located on the cervical or surrounding area can lead to pain during sex, as well as cause bleeding from small to moderate amounts afterwards. Even if the fiber is located in the uterus, it is difficult to put pressure on the vagina during sex, which is difficult to avoid directly impacting the tumor, causing certain discomforts. Thus, if you notice any signs of bleeding during or immediately after interbreeding or this activity causes pain, you need an early examination to consider the possibility of having uterine fibroids.

5. Frequent abdominal or lower back pain

The sensation of pain in any location in this area also depends on the location and size of the uterine fibroid. When the fibroid is large, it puts pressure on the lower back, pelvis or abdominal wall and can cause difficulties, hindering you in daily activities such as bending down or exercising.

All these symptoms are not specific to uterine fibroids, you are most likely misdiagnosed to osteoarthritis and get an x-ray, mri resonance instead of simply doing an ultrasound of the abdomen.

Frequent symptoms of lower back pain may also be a sign of uterine fibroids

Frequent symptoms of lower back pain may also be a sign of uterine fibroids

6. Infertility

Although uterine fibroids are usually not cancerous and do not affect your health too badly, they can affect fertility. If she has uterine fibroids, the woman may have more difficulty during pregnancy. And, if pregnant, this will also be considered a high-risk pregnancy due to uterine fibroids that can cause premature labor, miscarriage, still pregnancy and even post-birth blood bandages.

Although not women with fibroids are going to be infertile, they will have difficulty conceiving. As such, it is necessary to talk to the doctor about the desire to have children in order to be evaluated whether fibroids affect fertility and consider intervention.

7. Risks of uterine fibroids

Research shows that up to 70-80% of women have uterine fibroids before the age of 50. Although knowing these symptoms is useful for the diagnosis and treatment of uterine fibroids and indeed only 20% of fibroid cases are detected, the following factors will help assess the risk of developing to uterine fibroids or the severity of your symptoms :

  • Age: Uterine fibroids are more common in women of reproduction age, especially in their 30s and 40s and throughout menopause. After menopause, fibroids tend to shrink.
  • Early puberty: A girl who enters puberty and the first menstrual cycle before the age of ten will have a higher risk of contracting uterine fibroids throughout her life than other girls.
  • Family genetics: A woman with a mother with uterine fibroids is nearly three times more likely to have uterine fibroids than the average person.
  • Race: African-American women are three times more likely to have fibroids than women of other races.
  • Obesity: Weight also has an effect on the risk of uterine fibroids with research showing that overweight women are three times more likely to have fibroids than other women.

If you have one of the signs described above, suspect you may have uterine fibroids. The next thing to do is to do an early gynecologic examination and get an ultrasound of the uterus, the diagnosis will be easily determined.

Regular gynecologic examination is important for early detection of the disease to intervene in time for treatment, avoiding disastrous complications. The basic gynecologic examination and screening package of Share99 International Health Hub is implemented to help women screen and detect the earliest signs of gynecologic diseases, thereby having appropriate treatment, protecting the woman's reproduction function in the most comprehensive way.

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