Fibroids can cause pain, especially if they become large. Those located in the abdomen can cause constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain, bloating (ascites or fluid accumulation in the abdomen) & can make it difficult to empty the bladder, increasing risk of urinary tract infections & resulting in overfill incontinence and other types of incontinence. A woman's first symptom, in fact, may be a decrease in urinary stream strength and increased frequency of urination as fibroids become larger.
Whereas fibroids do not increase your risk of cancer, imbalanced hormones, which can also contribute to fibroid development, can increase one's risk of certain cancers. Uterine fibroids & heavy menstrual bleeding are a common reason women are advised to undergo hysterectomies. It is possible for cancer cells to grow inside fibroids, though not common. Discuss your risk factors with your doctor so that you can make an informed decision about surgical treatment options. WE OFFER GUIDANCE TO ADDRESS THE ROOT CAUSES OF FIBROIDS OF THE UTERUS & BREASTS as well as nutritional & lifestyle care for ovarian cysts, designed to work in tandem with the care & guidance you are receiving from your physician.
Ovarian cysts may share a number of causative factors with fibroids, including hormonal balance/resolving estrogen dominance. Only your doctor can say for sure if you have ovarian cysts or fibroids. Cysts are fluid-filled sacs that may grow on the uterine wall. They present two specific health risks other than possibly blocking a passageway or displacing an organ. For example, if a cyst bursts, their fluid will leak. Depending on the size & location of the cyst, this can lead to septicemic, bacteremia or sepsis. In addition, cysts aren’t themselves cancerous, but they can possibly develop into cancer. For these reasons, most doctors treat cysts differently, and often more aggressively, than fibroids.
If you discover a mass in your abdomen or experience bowel changes, abdominal discomfort or pain, changes in your urinary stream, lumps or changes in breast tissue or any change in your health be sure to have your trusted physician evaluate your symptoms. Regardless of how you wish to proceed in addressing fibroids you want to be sure you have an accurate diagnosis from a qualified medical doctor.