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Pains, Aches and Fibroids

January 9th, 2010

I have been struggling for years with pelvic pain.  I really want to be able to have one more child. I have severe scar tissue and a fibroid. I just want to figure out what is causing me so much pain.

A significant number of women that have fibroids often experience common symptoms that can hinder their lifestyle and daily activities.  These symptoms include: frequent urination, pain during intercourse, constipation, heavy bleeding, abdominal bloating, abdominal pain and/or back ache. The pain that many women experience can be caused by several different factors.  Some women with fibroids experience painful periods, dull aches in their thighs, back pain or constant pressure in the abdominal area that feels like bloating or fullness.

Pain during a menstrual period may be due to large clots of blood pushing through the cervix. Cramps can also be caused by the uterus trying to force out, or contract, a type of fibroid called a submucosal fibroid which can grow on a stalk in the cavity of the uterus. Additionally, large fibroids can make the uterus big, leading to lower back pain or pelvic discomfort. Some women with fibroids experience a dull ache in their thighs or develop varicose veins in their legs. This can happen when fibroids become so large that they begin to press on nerves and blood vessels that extend to the legs, causing immense pain and discomfort in the legs.

Many women like to choose Uterine Fibroid Embolization because it is not only a less invasive approach to more traditional methods of fibroid treatment, but because it also leaves a woman the option to have children in the future.  A surgical procedure for fibroid treatment, like a Hysterectomy, takes away a woman’s ability to conceive, therefore closing out fertility options. Therefore, if you are looking to leave the option of fertility open, it is suggested that you look into a treatment like UFE so that you will have that option available.

If you are experiencing symptoms associated with fibroids or if you are aware that you have fibroids and would like help, please give the Fibroid Treatment Collective a call at 866-362-6463.  We will be more than happy to answer any of your fibroid-related questions and concerns. 

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4 Responses to “Pains, Aches and Fibroids”

  1. Amanda Majewski says:

    I am very interested in making an apt or whatever I need to do to qualify for one. 3 years ago I underwent a myomectomy, to remove a tumor the size of a grapefruit, and thought that my troubles were over. The recovery was long and I still have numbness in the lower abdomen area. I was just informed in late October that I have two more that are the size of golf balls. I experience extreem pain and passing of painful clots. Help. I am tired of hurting.

    Thank you for your time,
    Amanda Majewski

  2. beth says:

    Fibroids can definitely bear a burden on your quality of life. Being that you are experiencing extreme pain and passing painful clots, Uterine Artery Embolization may be a good solution to treating your fibroids. Additionally, you don’t have to deal with the slow recovery time that is associated with surgical procedures like Myomectomy.

    If you are interested in finding out more about Uterine Fibroid Embolization, please feel free to give us a call at 866-362-6463 or email us at patientcoordinator@fibroids.com. We are always more than happy discuss your options with you and help you decide what is best for your health. At the Fibroid Treatment Collective, there is always a qualified health professional available to answer any of your fibroid-related questions and help you decide if Uterine Artery Embolization is right for you.

    Best of Luck!

  3. donna says:

    i went to gyn and he told me i had a enlarged uterus-he said it maybe because of fibroids but unsure as i need a utrasound to find out but im experiencing back pain and i don’t get the utrasound until july and i need to work and i have lost time from work because of this pain because i work in a warehouse and my job is labour work and requires lifting what can i do for the pain will any pain killer work

  4. beth says:

    In some cases, women with fibroids do not experience any symptoms; however, in other cases, they do have the potential to cause complications. Subserosal fibroids, one of the four general types of fibroids, grow on the outside of the uterus and can expand to a point where they put pressure on other parts of the body. When they reach spinal nerves, they can cause back pain. This pain can be in the lower back area (often dull, heavy and aching, but may be sharp) and can create back pain that interferes with your daily activities. If you experience back pain that begins to impede on your dailiy activities, you may ask your doctor about prescribing over-the-counter pain relievers.

    Hope this helps and please do not hesitate to call us with any additional questions! (866) 362-6463

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