Understanding the Tie Between Fibroids and Pelvic Pain
As shocking as it may seem, most women will experience fibroids in their lifetime– nearly 70% of women, to be precise.
Of those, about half experience symptoms, such as pelvic pain, that can cause debilitating pain and disrupt their daily lives.
At Houston Fibroids, we understand the pain and difficulties related to fibroids and pelvic pain.
We also recognize that there are advanced treatment options to end symptoms entirely and get you to a fibroid-free life without invasive surgery, extended hospital stays, or prolonged recovery.
If you’re experiencing pelvic pain due to fibroids, we can help. Don’t waste another day dealing with the pain of fibroids; opt for minimally invasive care with us today.
Let’s discuss the tie between pelvic pain and fibroids in more detail.
What is Pelvic Pain?
Pelvic pain is any pain or discomfort felt in the lower abdomen or pelvic region.
It can range in severity from mild to severe.
Pelvic pain can come in many forms, from a dull, annoying ache to an intensely sharp, jab-like pain, and is often associated with uterine fibroids. It has also been described as a feeling of heaviness in the lower abdomen.
While fibroids and pelvic pain are most often felt or intensified during a woman’s menstrual cycle, it can occur at any time and, sometimes, affects women with fibroids on a daily basis.
How Do Fibroids Cause Pelvic Pain?
For many women, the harsh reality of living with fibroids is also living with pelvic pain and discomfort.
Over-the-counter pain relievers and heat therapy can help ease the relenting pain but do not take care of the main source of the issue for good.
As fibroids grow, they can add pressure to the uterus and neighboring organs and bones, including the pelvis.
If you have numerous fibroids or larger ones, they expand the overall size of the uterus as they grow and multiply. The increased uterus size also adds pressure to the pelvis, leading to pain and discomfort, especially during your menstrual cycle when your uterus is contracting.
All types of fibroids can cause pelvic pain, but the most common type is usually subserosal, as they are found outside the uterus and protrude outward.
How to Treat Fibroids and End Pelvic Pain
Pelvic pain is a symptom of an underlying health condition, such as fibroids, especially if it occurs regularly or worsens during monthly menstrual cycles.
It is important to note that a medical team must diagnose the underlying cause to effectively treat fibroids and pelvic pain.
In the case of uterine fibroids, the best treatment to end pelvic pain is complete uterine fibroid removal for most women.
Removing fibroids can be done in several ways, including uterine fibroid embolization.
During your consultation, we’ll discuss the best way to remove fibroids based on personalized factors, including:
- fibroid location on or in the uterus
- fibroid size
- the number of fibroids affecting your uterus
- other fibroid symptoms
- your unique health history
A Team of Fibroid Specialists You Can Trust in Houston
We recognize the negative impact of pelvic and other fibroid symptoms on your everyday life.
You don’t have to live with constant pain and discomfort.
Take control of your health by opting for specialized fibroid care with our expert team at Houston Fibroids.
To learn more or schedule a consultation, contact us today.