What are the Symptoms of Uterine Fibroids?
In some cases uterine fibroids symptoms develop slowly over a number of
years. In other cases they develop very rapidly within a few months. This situation is often related to hormonal imbalance related to exposure to high levels of estrogen or chemicals in the environment called xenoestrogens, which disrupt the endocrine system.
There are women who have fibroids and never have symptoms, while others experience different symptoms, which are often difficult to relate to fibroids.
Fibroids may cause heavy and prolonged menstrual flow. It is not uncommon to experience bleeding in between periods. The severity of the bleeding depends mostly by the location of the fibroids.
When heavy and prolonged bleeding is experienced as a result of uterine fibroids, the blood flow is usually accompanied by cramping and the blood is clotted and dark in colour.
Increased bleeding is often cause by the
fibroids that project into the uterus. When the uterine muscles
contract during menstrual flow, the fibroids cause pain and increased
If you have heavy bleeding during your menses, talk to your doctor for proper diagnosis, do not just assume that it is normal. It is very important to seek medical advice every time you experience abnormal bleeding. Heavy bleeding may also put you at risk for developing iron deficiency conditions or anemia.
Uterine fibroids may create pressure on other structures of the pelvic are like the colon, the urinary bladder, the kidneys, as well as reproductive organs like the ovaries, cervix, and of course, the uterus itself.
Lower Back and Leg Pain
Uterine fibroid symptoms may be experienced as lower back pain when the fibroid presses on nerves that innervate the lower pelvis and the legs.
When fibroids press on the urinary bladder, urinary incontinence or urine retention can be the result.
During intercourse many women who suffer from fibroids experience a feeling of pressure or fullness in the lower abdomen. Usually, painful intercourse is commonly caused by a fibroid that puts pressure on the cervix.
Abdominal Weight Gain
Large fibroids can give women abnormally enlarged abdomen that may be mistaken for weight gain or even pregnancy.
Inability to conceive is one of the most common uterine fibroids symptoms. Infertility, recurrent miscarriage, or premature labour during pregnancy can be caused by the presence of uterine fibroid.
In some cases, difficulty becoming pregnant is the first sign of fibroids because fibroids close the entrance into the fallopian tubes preventing the passage of the egg into the fallopian tube and blocking the entrance of the spermatozoa, preventing fertilization to occur.
The following are all cases when fibroids interfere with your ability to conceive:
1. Larger fibroids that grow in the lining of the uterus may cause the
uterine cavity to become distorted. This will make implantation
impossible or it will cause a early miscarriage to occur.
2. Fibroids that are located right at the entrance to the cervix or fallopian tubes can block the passage of sperm.
3. A large fibroid may deform the shape of the uterus to the point of making it hard for the egg to enter the fallopian tube after being released by the ovary during ovulation.
4. Fibroids which are located in the uterine muscle cause a decrease of blood flow to the lining of the uterus, whose function is to provide nourishment and support for the growing embryo. In this case, the embryo may be able to implant but it will not have enough blood supply to grow and develop properly.
During pregnancy fibroids may cause placental abruption and premature labour, so it is advisable to seek help before getting pregnant.
The first step in treating uterine fibroids naturally is to help eliminate excess estrogen in the body. I recommend the UterineWise kit, which is designed to support the body in helping to clear out fibroids
The supplements in this program support hormonal balance thus slowing
fibroid growth and reducing existing fibroids through herbal support and
by breaking down excess estrogen responsible for fibroid tissue growth.
Even if your fibroids are small, it is important to take action and learn ways to shrink fibroids naturally without the use of medication which can produce dangerous side effects.
Homeopathy, diet, acupuncture, and herbal medicine can offer healthy and
long lasting solutions to uterine fibroids symptoms and in many cases
these therapies can treat them successfully allowing natural conception
and healthy pregnancies.