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The Relationship Between Enlarged Uterus and Fibroids

Symptomatic fibroids can be highly disruptive, painful, and emotionally draining.

Unfortunately, many women do not realize their symptoms are caused by uterine fibroids and never seek treatment as a result. At Dallas Fibroid Center, we appreciate how fibroid symptoms can negatively affect a patient’s physical and emotional well-being. Fortunately, there is hope.

If you are suffering from the debilitating symptoms of uterine fibroids or have been diagnosed with fibroids, the team at Dallas Fibroid Center can help. We can discuss fibroid treatment options, including minimally invasive UFE, to determine if you're a candidate for treatment.

Start your journey to a healthier, happier, fibroid-free life by contacting us today or reading below to learn more.

What is an enlarged uterus?

The human uterus is approximately the size and shape of a pear, the largest part measuring about 4 inches around. Any size larger could be classified as enlarged, but a larger-than-average uterus accompanied by uncomfortable symptoms is a greater concern.

During pregnancy, the uterus can expand to the size of a regulation basketball and even larger. It is designed to expand so that it can house a growing fetus. However, there are certain health issues – some of them serious – that can cause an enlarged uterus. These concerns include the following:

Enlarged Uterus Symptoms

Many women aren’t aware that their uterus is enlarged until they undergo a pelvic exam, though some might notice changes in the shape and size of their lower abdominal region.

Additional symptoms might include the following:

Can fibroids cause the uterus to enlarge?

Yes. The most common form of fibroids – intramural fibroids – develop inside the uterus wall and can grow to several inches in diameter. The uterus stretches to accommodate the additional mass like a pregnancy.

Fibroids themselves do not cause a health risk unless an individual becomes symptomatic due to their fibroids. As fibroids grow, the uterus enlarges, putting additional strain and pressure on surrounding pelvic structures. Fibroids increase in diameter and weight; some fibroids can grow to become several pounds.

Trusted Fibroid Specialists in Dallas

At Dallas Fibroid Center, our team understands how the pain and discomfort of fibroid symptoms can affect your quality of life. There are several ways to remove fibroids, including uterine fibroid embolization.

During your evaluation, the specialists at Dallas Fibroid Center will help you understand the optimal treatment plan for your health, symptoms, and goals. You don’t have to live with constant pain and discomfort; contact us today at 469-341-5997 to learn more about uterine fibroid care.

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