Uterine Fibroids Bleeding
Are you experiencing abnormal bleeding or pelvic pain? The cause could be uterine fibroids. These non-cancerous tumors can lead to heavy bleeding during your period or spotting between cycles. It’s important to recognize the signs of uterine fibroids, as well as know that there are treatment options that will help you get back to the person you were before your fibroids.
Fibroids and Irregular Bleeding
For women who do experience uterine fibroid symptoms, the most common is irregular or heavy bleeding. Abnormal bleeding is anything outside of your menstrual cycle, if your flow is significantly heavier than normal, or if you experience any re-occurrence during menopause. This type of bleeding by itself doesn’t always indicate a serious condition, but it’s often linked to uterine fibroids.
If you have uterine fibroids, you may notice these symptoms:
- Heavy, prolonged periods lasting 10+ days
- Irregular bleeding
- Pelvic pressure or pain
- Frequent urination or difficulty emptying the bladder
- Constipation or other intestinal issues
- Back or leg pain
- Difficulty getting pregnant
- Bloating or protruding belly
Many of our patients have told us that heavy, unpredictable bleeding was the deciding factor in choosing to seek fibroid treatment. Due to the fact that every situation is different, some women may not experience heavy, prolonged bleeding. If you have noticed that you are using more feminine hygiene products than normal, it may be an indication of uterine fibroids. Periods lasting longer than 10 days per month, or consistently bleeding between menstrual cycles, is not normal.
Women with fibroids who are going through menopause often see an improvement in abnormal bleeding. This is because fibroids shrink when estrogen levels drop during menopause. However, a small number of postmenopausal women will still experience heavy bleeding from uterine fibroids and look for a treatment option.
Treatment for Fibroids and Abnormal Bleeding
If you have fibroids and irregular bleeding, you’re not alone. Other women have walked the same path, and there’s a treatment option that can help you feel like yourself again. We understand how frustrating and stressful unpredictable, heavy bleeding can be. USA Fibroid Centers offers Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE), a treatment that can help relieve your heavy bleeding and other uterine fibroid symptoms. UFE is an outpatient procedure that only takes around 30-45 minutes.
After their UFE procedure, 90% of our patients reported that they had lighter, shorter periods.
Contact USA Fibroid Centers
You’re not alone — USA Fibroid Centers is here to help. Whether you’re dealing with fibroids and abnormal bleeding or spotting, we will listen to your symptoms and help you choose the right treatment. If you’re not sure if your symptoms are from uterine fibroids, contact us today. You can also take our symptom quiz to learn more.