Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths of the uterus that often appear during childbearing years. They can range in size from as small as a seed to bigger than a lemon.
Doctors aren’t really sure what causes uterine fibroids but think genetics and hormone levels play a role
Oftentimes, uterine fibroids don’t face symptoms and many women don’t even know they have them until their gynecologist feels them during yearly pelvic exams.
If uterine fibroids do cause symptoms, these can include:
Heavy menstrual bleeding
Menstrual periods lasting more than a week
Pelvic pressure or pain
Difficult emptying the bladder
Back aches or leg aches
Certain types of fibroids can also cause infertility, possible pregnancy loss, as well as pregnancy complications such as placental abruption, pre term delivery and fetal growth restriction.
Depending on how big the fibroids are and how many there are, it can take a big toll on the pelvic floor.
Often times pelvic floor therapy can help manage symptoms and improve someone’s quality of life by:
Addressing overactive bladder
Decreasing pelvic pain
Minimizing pain with intercourse
Other forms of treatment can include:
Noninvasive ultrasound surgery
Talk to your doctor about which treatment option would be the best option for you.
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