Urinary Incontinence and Frequency
Uterine fibroid symptoms can vary depending on the size, severity, and location of the fibroid tumors. One symptom commonly experienced by women with uterine fibroids is urinary incontinence and frequency.
In addition to pelvic pain and pressure, the growth of uterine fibroids can also put immense pressure on the organs surrounding the uterus. One of the organs commonly affected during the growth of the fibroid tumors is the bladder. As added pressure is applied to this organ, the risk of urinary incontinence, or the loss of bladder control, as well as the instance of frequent urination increases. Not only can this cause a great deal of pain and discomfort, but it can also become a hindrance in your everyday activities.
Another possible effect of uterine fibroid tumor growth can be increased pressure to the bowel. This can cause uncomfortable constipation and/or bloating. If you feel you are experiencing these potential symptoms of fibroids on a regular basis, consult with a medical professional in order to rule out or diagnose any potential serious medical conditions.
To learn more about the signs and symptoms of fibroids as well as possible fibroid tumor treatments and alternatives to a hysterectomy, contact our representatives to chat online, talk over the phone, or locate an interventional radiologist (IR) or OB/Gyn in your area with our physician locator.
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