Losing weight with fibroids can be a challenging endeavor, but it is certainly possible with a combination of appropriate strategies and lifestyle changes.

Fibroids do not typically directly cause weight gain, however depending on their size can contribute to additional weight. They might also contribute to the appearance of weight gain or bloating due to their potential to cause abdominal distention and discomfort. Some women with fibroids might experience changes in their appetite or eating habits, which could indirectly influence weight. Hormonal imbalances associated with fibroids might lead to water retention, which can act as a sensation of weight gain.

Can I Lose Weight if I Currently have Fibroids?

Since fibroids can contribute to abdominal bloating and discomfort, this can affect your ability to engage in physical activities and maintain a healthy diet. To manage weight while dealing with fibroids, focus on maintaining a balanced and nutritious diet, staying physically active within your comfort limits, and exploring exercises that do not present any discomfort caused by the fibroids. Remember that individual responses can vary, and it’s important to prioritize overall well-being and health throughout your weight loss journey and to consult with a fibroid specialist if you have questions.


Fibroid Tumors and Weight Gain

Fibroids are often so tiny they are imperceptible. When they are small, they don’t add additional weight. They may be imperceptibly tiny when they form and then grow to the size of a small melon. When fibroids grow to larger sizes, they often cause the abdomen to swell and become distended. A Singapore woman had a fibroid that had grown to 61-pounds removed from her uterus. In this case, an exercise and diet plan wouldn’t have impacted the additional weight. Sometimes fibroids can give you a big belly.

Sizes of uterine fibroids



Fibroid Diagnosis and Treatment

If fibroids are small and aren’t causing any problems your physician may want to monitor your condition. However, if they grow and begin to cause symptoms that disrupt daily life it is time to consider treatment options. A diagnosis of uterine fibroids can lead to countless questions about treatment. 

Uterine Fibroid Embolization Example

The most common treatments involve surgery to either remove the fibroids or a hysterectomy. However,  non-surgical uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is available that gets rid of fibroids while keeping the uterus and ovaries intact. This minimally invasive treatment blocks the blood supply to the fibroid so that the tumor eventually dies and symptoms reduce or resolve completely.

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UFE offers a variety of benefits over hysterectomy and other fibroid surgeries.


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