WHAT CAUSES FIBROIDS?

  • Exact cause currently unknown
  • Fibroids linked to estrogen
  • Evidence that progesterone may stimulate fibroid growth
  • Genetic Predisposition

WHAT SYMPTOMS OCCUR WITH FIBROIDS?

  • Heavier menstrual bleeding, sometimes with passage of blood clots. Anemia can occur if bleeding is severe
  • Pain, pressure, or feeling of fullness in the pelvis, abdomen, or lower back
  • Frequent urination or constipation
  • Pain during or bleeding after intercourse
  • Infertility or miscarriage

A cyst is usually a fluid filled sac on one or both ovaries. It sounds like you are talking about a fibroid that grew from 3 cm to 10 cm in 6 months. Fibroids grow in response to estrogen in your system. They are generally not removed unless they are causing symptoms. Pressure from fibroids can be felt on organs close to the uterus and cause symptoms of constipation, urinary frequency, incontinence and very rarely, kidney function problems. Fibroids sometimes cause excessive bleeding from the uterus when located inside the uterus.