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The source for women's health and fibroids

Uterine Fibroid Blog

The source for women's health and fibroids

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Fibroids and Weight Gain

Ever since I found out I have fibroids, I feel like I have gained weight. Do my fibroids cause me to gain weight?

Fibroids can range from the size of a walnut to the size of a cantaloupe or even larger. Doctors measure the size of the fibroid in relationship to the size of the uterus during pregnancy.For example, a large fibroid tumor might cause the uterus to become the size of a six or seven month pregnancy. Fibroids can exist as a single large tumor or as a cluster of small ones.

Symptoms of fibroids can range in severity. Some women experience no symptoms while others experience uncomfortable and even painful symptoms. Women sometimes underestimate the impact of their symptoms because they have gotten used to the excessive bleeding, pain and the pressure that the fibroids can cause. When there are symptoms, they vary depending on the location and size of the fibroid tumors.

Common symptoms of fibroids include:

  • An enlarged abdomen, which may be mistaken for weight gain or pregnancy
  • Anemia from heavy menstrual bleeding, which lowers the red blood cell count. This causes a woman to feel constantly tired.
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding (sometimes with clots) and long monthly periods
  • Pain during sex
  • Pain in the back of the legs

If you have been diagnosed with fibroids or suspect that you may have fibroids, feel free to give us a call at 866-362-6463 so that we may schedule you for a FREE consultation. This way, he may discuss treatment options with you and you can decide whether UAE is a viable options for you.

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0 #7 kernsa 2014-08-22 06:28
I went to the doctor and had a pelvic exam and my doctor said my uterus is enlarged and I'm not pregnant. That is was fibroids. I set up for an ultrasound. Ever since I had the pelvic exam my the fibroids are moving in my rib cage and pressing on my pelvic area and hip bones. I can't sleep very well. My stomach is larger than ever. At this point I'm so uncomfortable. I can't stand or sit. I can only lay down. Any recommendations on what to do for pain and to be comfortable.
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0 #6 love me 2014-08-20 05:24
am feeling unconfortable as a resulit of scan conducted some months back. pls help
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-1 #5 Joy French 2014-08-11 17:40
I had a myomectomy in Feb. 2009 and had 11 fibroids taken out. Most were average sized plum, but I had a few huge grapefruit sized as well. My Dr said there were more, but really too tiny to remove. Fast forward 5 years and they are back with a vengeance. I have an "innumerable" amount of fibroids on my uterus. My sonogram didn't reveal my uterus because they were covered. My advise to Teresa, have kids now. I have no choice but to have a hysterectomy. Keep me in your prayers.
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+9 #4 Teresa 2014-08-03 08:15
Hi!! I was recently diagnosed with fibroids. From my ultra sound and MRI they said I had 4 and that 2 were small and 2 were the size of oranges. I was not a candidate for laparoscopic. I had to have a myomectomy because of the size and location. Today is day 6 from my surgery. I feel great!! Turns out I had 10 of them and one was as big as a football. Thank God I went with this option. No hormones or anything. Just the old fashion way. My scar is tiny and everyday I get a little stronger. The doctor says I shoul see about a 20 pound difference in my weight. I can't wait!! I worked out and couldn't see results. The reason? My fibroids!! Who knew? I'm 34 I didnt think I was at the age for all this. Well all in all I'm happy my husband and I decided to do this. I can still have kids and I'm doing well! :-)
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+3 #3 Wendi Otto 2014-07-30 12:59
Hello,
I was diagnosed years ago with a fibroid tumor. Symptoms decreased for some years, but are now much worse. At this time, I do not have health insurance and am wondering how much the procedure would cost or what options I have.
Thank you, Wendi
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-4 #2 Jeany Wong 2014-07-19 20:08
during the course of my fertility treatment, doctor discovered a fibroid about the size of a grapefruit outside of my uterus. I just had two failed IUIs and the fibroid has gotten bigger to the point the doctor can't see my right ovary. If I go through the treatment at your center, how long do I need to wait to resume the fertility treatment again? Jeany
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+1 #1 Theresa moya-Gaines 2014-07-04 12:08
I have an enlarged uterus & I know it's due to fibroid. Because I do have all the system's
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