Enlarged Uterus Due to Fibroids
Most women associate an enlarged uterus with pregnancy, but that’s not the only reason your uterus can become enlarged. Many women in their childbearing years suffer from fibroids, which can also enlarge your uterus. Whether you have multiple symptoms including pain, bloating, and frequent urination or you don’t notice your enlarged uterus and fibroids at all, there is a treatment plan that can provide relief.
Symptoms of Enlarged Uterus With Fibroids
Large, or multiple fibroids, can cause an expansion of the uterus. Some women may notice weight gain, a bloated belly, or a feeling of fullness in the lower abdomen; while others may not notice it at all. Many of our patients revealed they first noticed a change, when their pants did not fit, or their belly felt fuller, or looked expanded. A pelvic exam or an imaging test are often used to diagnose an enlarged uterus.
The most common symptom of an enlarged uterus with fibroids is bleeding, including heavy and long periods or bleeding in-between periods.
Additional symptoms include:
- Pain in the lower abdomen, back, and pelvic areas
- Frequent urination or difficulty emptying the bladder
- Conception and pregnancy problems
- Weight gain
An enlarged uterus and fibroids could lead to other complications. These issues are rarely life-threatening, but they could impact your quality of life. Women with an enlarged uterus can sometimes have infertility and pregnancy problems.
Treatment of an Enlarged Uterus With Fibroids
If you start to notice symptoms of an enlarged uterus with fibroids, you don’t have to live in pain. USA Fibroid Centers offers a 30-45 minute outpatient procedure called Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE). UFE is the gold standard for minimally invasive radiology. It can reduce the size of your fibroids and relieve your symptoms. Most women can return to their normal activities in five to seven days and make a full recovery in one to two weeks.
UFE is a great treatment option for an enlarged uterus with fibroids compared to a hysterectomy or a myomectomy. With a hysterectomy, your uterus is surgically removed, and during a myomectomy, a team surgically removes your fibroids. UFE can help you get your life back without any scarring or hospital stay.
Contact USA Fibroid Centers
Don’t ignore symptoms of an enlarged uterus with fibroids. If you’ve noticed an expanded abdomen or a protruding belly, and you’re not expecting, it’s important to get checked for uterine fibroids. If you’re not sure your symptoms are from an enlarged uterus and fibroids, contact us today or take the symptom quiz to learn more.