Uterine fibroids are not that big of a deal. These benign tumors can be found in up to 70% of reproductive aged women. So common and mild are these tumors that many women have them, and don’t even know about it.
That being said, there are some certain signs and symptoms of fibroids that when exhibited are cause for concern. Here are just a few that if experienced would require fibroid treatments.
If There’s Pain During Intercourse.
One of the most problematic symptoms of fibroid cysts is pain during intercourse. It may occur only at certain times of the menstrual cycle, or it may only happen in certain positions, but if there’s any pain during intercourse, fibroid treatments will be needed.
If There’s Pregnancy Complications.
Depending upon the size and location of the fibroid, there may be complications during pregnancy and labor, including an increased risk of needing a cesarean section. In the worst case scenarios, which are extremely rare, some fibroids may cause infertility. Fortunately, fibroid treatments can often eliminate the fertility problems these tumors cause.
If the Menstrual Bleeding Has Gotten Out of Control.
Sometimes, fibroids can cause women to experience heavy, irregular menstrual bleeding. Some women find that they may soak through their sanitary protection in under an hour, and on the worst days, they find that they cannot even leave the house. In some cases, the menstrual bleeding can be so heavy that it causes women to develop anemia.
Now, bear in mind that these symptoms of fibroid cysts are very uncommon, occurring only in a tiny minority of cases. The vast majority of women will never, ever have to worry about getting uterine fibroid treatments. If you’re still worried, though, contact your doctor to learn more about the various uterine fibroids treatment options that are out there.
If you have any general questions about fibroid treatments and/or symptoms, feel free to share in the comments.