“ I sometimes bleed between periods.”
“ I have a continuous feeling of discomfort in my abdomen with a slight ache sometimes. It feels tight and heavy though I am not pregnant. I also suffer from constipation and weak bladder.”
These signs are not to be ignored. The chances are- these may be cases of uterine fibroids. Most women today, have the fibroid scare once in their life. The sedentary lifestyle, excessive estrogen production, alcohol abuse, obesity or women’s ethnicity are common links to fibroids.
Fibroids on uterus can be devastating to a woman’s self esteem. It induces a lot of anxiety and depression leave alone the strange symptoms like sudden weight gain, acne, body hair, heavy painful periods and infertility. She not only has to live with it but also her daily work gets affected. It is like a life sentence.
“It is not advisable to get pregnant now!”
A woman may come across such a shocking situation when the ultrasound scans show abnormal growths in and around her uterus. The gynaecologist diagnoses these as fibroids and the plans of getting pregnant are put on hold. Fibroids are intrauterine tumors but most of the time are non malignant. Sometimes the fibroids are so small that they don’t show any significant symptoms like pain or bleeding.