Fibroid tumors symptoms often go unnoticed for a very long time. Fibroids are basically benign tumors which form in the uterus. These tumors can grow in groups and its size can range from that of a pea to that of a grapefruit. Depending upon the size of the tumors and its numbers the symptoms will vary in severity.
When the fibroids are small in size or very few in numbers normally the symptoms will not be noticeable. In fact many women come to know of fibroids only when they go in for a routine examination.
Here are some of the most common fibroid tumors symptoms
1. Pain – especially in the lower abdomen and bladder area. Often the pain is not constant- it comes and goes. The pain may become pronounced during sexual intercourse if the tumor is located close to the vagina or if it grows really big in size. Some women experience a feeling of heaviness in the abdomen and bloating also.
2. Pressure on the bladder or lower abdomen – this pressure can result in frequent urination or a constant urge to urinate. In extreme cases it can lead to loss of ability to urinate.
3. Period problems – women with fibroids often experience heavy bleeding and painful periods. At times there may be bleeding in-between periods also. Because of excessive bleeding many women get anemic while suffering from fibroid tumors in uterus.
4. Mental stress and irritability caused due to hormonal imbalance
5. Infertility and problems in getting pregnant – Depending upon the location of the uterine tumors, fibroids can interfere with conception. However in most cases women with fibroids have a trouble free-pregnancy. When fibroid tumors are found near the fallopian tubes, the passage may be partially or totally blocked. This will prevent the egg and sperm to fertilize.
Fibroid tumor symptoms are the main reason for women in their 30s and 40s undergoing hysterectomy. However it is important for you to understand that normally majority of fibroids do not require any formal treatment. Once your condition is diagnosed, it is important to keep a check on regular basis to ensure that the uterine tumors are not growing in size or numbers.
Only in cases where fibroid tumors symptoms become very severe or if the uterine tumor is causing infertility issues treatment must be sought. Most doctors also recommend the wait and watch approach when you just are vigilant and cautious enough to identify the first signs of severe fibroid symptoms. Over a period of time with the onset of menopause most of the uterine tumors shrink on its own and disappear completely.