When Should Women with Fibroids Schedule an Appointment
Fibroids are benign tumors of the uterus. However, they do cause symptoms. Usually, the most problematic symptoms are pain during the menstrual cycle or excessive bleeding. Other symptoms that women can notice include that the fibroids can be big enough to cause a bulge in the belly, and they can also cause back pain if they get big enough to push on the spine. Most of the time, patients complain of excessive bleeding, sometimes having to change feminine products every half hour during the heavy flow days, or having really excessive cramps. Some women can’t even leave home because the pain is so bad. Those are the usual symptoms I see in patients coming to me.
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