|Fibroid Tumor Symptoms
- What Are Leading Symptoms Of Fibroid Tumors?
| by Olinda Rola
Fibroid tumor symptoms are often blamed on other causes.
Sometimes, the symptoms of fibroid tumors are not even
noticed, while other times the quality of life is affected
every day. Fibroid tumors are non-cancerous growths that
form in the uterus. Fibroid tumors often grow in groups,
and they can be as small as a pea or as large as an egg
or even a grapefruit. Fibroid tumors afflict nearly 80%
of North American women. About 40% of women will develop
fibroid tumor symptoms during perimenopause, which is
the age before menopause.
Here are the leading symptoms of fibroid tumors:
1. Pain - especially lower abdominal pain or pain and
irritation in the bladder area. The pain can come and
go or it can be somewhat constant. And pain with sexual
activity can happen if the fibroid tumors grow in proximity
to the vagina or become large enough to cause the vaginal
walls to protrude.
2. Pressure on the bladder or lower abdomen - this pressure
can result in having to urinate often. Also, you can feel
a sense of urgency to urinate before you normally would
expect to have to go. In rare cases, one can lose the
ability to urinate.
3. Menstrual cycle problems - heavy bleeding or painful
periods, sometimes bleeding between periods. Women with
fibroids sometimes have periods that last 8 days or longer.
If frequent or heavy bleeding occurs, the excessive blood
loss can result in an anemic condition.
4. Increase in waist size and shape - even though there
is no significant weight gain, your clothing no longer
fits around the midsection.
5. Pressure on the rectum - the result is constipation
and/or the development of hemorroids.
6. Depression, irritability - constant pain can wreak
havoc with ones state of mind.
7. Infertility and pregnancy complications - a fertilized
egg cannot implant in the uterus if that wall is already
occupied by one or more fibroids leading to miscarriage.
When fibroid tumors are found near the fallopian tubes,
the passage may be partially or totally blocked. This
usually means that the egg cannot come down and the sperm
cannot go up, so the egg and the sperm can never meet
and pregnancy cannot occur. When a fertilized egg does
implant in the uterine wall with a fibroid tumor located
near the implantation site, the fibroid may continue to
grow, demanding both space and nourishment needed by the
fetus. The result may be miscarriage.
Fibroid tumor symptoms are the #1 reason women in their
thirties or forties have hysterectomies in the USA each
year. 1 in 4 women will have complaints serious enough
to seek medical treatment for the symptoms of fibroid
Fortunately, only about 1% of fibroid tumors are malignant.
Physicians with patient health in mind will advise that
hysterectomy should be performed only in the event of
malignancy or other life-threatening condition such as
heavy uncontrolled bleeding. That means far too many hysterectomies
and removal of the uterus are used as a fibroid tumor
symptoms treatment. Some women with fibroids have no symptoms
of fibroid tumors other than the fibroid itself. Other
women will have one or more of the symptoms listed above.
Why do fibroid tumors develop? There are several known
factors that cause fibroid tumor growth and fibroid tumor
symptoms in women. And instead of submitting to hysterectomy
surgery, there are effective alternative treatments for
symptoms of fibroid tumors. Learn as much as you can about
this common medical condition affecting so many women
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About the Author
Olinda Rola is a leading authority on womens health, President
of InfoSearch Publishing and webmaster of http://www.safemenopausesolutions.com
- a popular website on womens health. For information
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to learn more.