Is your belly growing a bit bigger? It may not just be normal bloating.
Have you ever heard of uterine fibroids?
These are lumps that grow inside the uterus. Most of the time, these tumors are benign, but you still need to have it checked by a doctor.
It usually starts small on the lining of the uterus, but it can grow as big as a watermelon.
Here are some signs and symptoms of uterine fibroids. If you think you have most of it, it is best to consult a physician right away.
1: Excessive menstrual bleeding
“The typical woman with a fibroid uterus may have major flow during her menses for more than four or five days and go through excessive numbers of tampons or pads,” says Dr. Bulun. While fibroids can grow anywhere in the uterus, those that grow closer to the uterine cavity are believed to cause heavier menstruation.
“The uterine cavity is lined with tissue you shed every month for a normal menstrual period. When that fibroid grows either right next to it or indents the cavity, it likely increases the amount of tissue that you’re going to have to shed,” says Shannon Laughlin-Tommaso, MD, consultant and assistant professor at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. Here are the secrets you should be disclosing to your gynecologist.