Recognizing the Connection Between Pelvic Pain and Fibroids
As many as 70% of women will develop fibroids at some stage in their lives. Roughly half will develop noticeable symptoms like pain in the pelvic region, sometimes intense enough to cause disruptions in normal daily activities.
Living with fibroids can often mean enduring persistent pelvic pain more or less daily. While drugstore pain relievers and home remedies can ease some symptoms, the pain will likely only worsen over time as fibroids grow and spread.
At Dallas Fibroid Center, we recognize how fibroid pain and discomfort can interrupt your lifestyle and diminish your quality of life. Fortunately, modern treatments, including UFE, markedly reduce symptoms – sometimes eliminating them – by treating fibroids without requiring invasive surgery or extensive hospitalization.
You don’t have to endure fibroid-related pelvic pain. We can perform minimally invasive fibroid treatments that help you get back to living your best life.
Want to learn more about how fibroid treatment might help you alleviate pelvic pain? Let’s explore the relationship between fibroids and pelvic pain.
How Do Uterine Fibroids Cause Pelvic Pain?
Pain in the pelvic region might be related to the pelvis itself or the organs in the lower abdomen and pelvic cavity.
Pelvic pain related to fibroids can vary in intensity and come in different types. Sometimes the pain is a dull ache; sometimes, it feels like a sharp stab. Pelvic pain might also be accompanied by a heavy feeling or pressure in the pelvis, in addition to bloating.
Fibroid-related pelvic pain frequently corresponds with menstruation, but in some individuals pain can last throughout the month.
When fibroid tumors grow, they encroach upon other organs in the lower abdomen and pelvic region. Numerous fibroids can even cause the uterus to become enlarged, placing pressure on the pelvis. During menstruation, when the uterus contracts, the pain, and pressure often intensifies.
Fibroids are only one potential cause of pelvic pain. It’s critically important to undergo a thorough medical evaluation to isolate the pain source, particularly if the discomfort spreads or worsens. A definitive diagnosis to determine the source of pain is vital to treatment. The UFE procedure can help reduce and even eliminate pelvic pain due to uterine fibroids.
Your physician will discuss your most appropriate treatment options during your consultation. The issues that can influence treatment plans include the following:
- The location of the fibroids
- The number of fibroids
- The size of fibroids
- Your fibroid symptoms
- Your medical history
Trusted Dallas Fibroid Specialists
We understand the distressing effects of pelvic pain and additional fibroid symptoms on your quality of life.
Pain and discomfort do not have to be a regular part of your life.
Get the care you need by accessing comprehensive fibroid care with our team of specialists at Dallas Fibroid Center.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation or for more information about treatments.