Signs Of Fibroids In Uterus

Signs of Fibroids After Menopause

Author: Melanie

Have you ever heard of growth of fibroids after menopause? In fact fibroid tumors are known to shrink and eventually disappear when a woman attains menopause. In some women however, the uterine tumors actually start growing after menopause. A fibroid which grows real fast is basically an indication of the uterine tumor turning cancerous. Although most uterine fibroids are normally benign, in case of women whose tumors start growing rapidly after menopause, the risk for developing cancer increases substantially. It goes up from 1 in a 1,000 to 1 in a hundred.
The purpose of this article is to share with you information on some of the common symptoms which will indicate the growth of fibroids after menopause. These symptoms should put you on alert. Please consult a doctor immediately upon noticing any of the following symptoms. Please do not be under the impression that since you are in the post-menopausal stage the chance of your suffering from fibroids is remote.
a) Pain: The pain which you'll experience will be something similar to menstrual cramps. It will be particularly noticeable during sexual intercourse. Lower back pain and constipation are some of the other things which may occur depending upon where the uterine tumor is located and which organ it is pressing down on.
b) Pelvic Pressure: As the uterine fibroid grows in size it can cause immense pressure your pelvic region. Some of you may even be able to feel a hard spot through the skin when you examine the area. Fibroids which are large in size can even distort the shape of the uterus and press on the organs near the uterus.
c)  Pass urine frequently or Difficulty in Urination: Large sized tumors can press the urinary bladder and cause problems related to urination.
d) Abdominal Bloat: you will experience a feeling of your abdomen being bloated almost all the time. This too would be very similar to the bloating which most of us would have experienced just before the onset of our menstrual cycle.
Excess estrogen is one of the common causes known to trigger the growth of uterine tumors. With the onset of menopause there is a decrease in the estrogen naturally produced by the body. With a decrease in estrogen production the uterine tumors shrink in size and disappear over a period of time. When this does not happen and there is growth of fibroids after menopause it is a cause of concern which must be attended to immediately.

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About the Author

I am an ex banker turned home maker. As soon as I reached the age of 40 I started experiencing a number of typical "women's problems". Like most others I too always resorted to modern medicines as my first line of treatment. Needless to say it was always accompanied by a number of side effects. Sick and tired of bearing up with the side effects I decided to do some research of my own. Thanks to internet I came across ideas and methods of natural cure for most of these typical women's issues. I have tried these out personally and now am a strong believer in nature cure. Nature Cure is absolutely safe, has no side effects and offers permanent solution for most of our problems.


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10 Responses to Signs Of Fibroids In Uterus

  1. *~ATL Braves Baby Girl~* says:

    Enlarged uterus/no period.. pregnant?
    I just got back from planned parenthood because my period has been MIA for 12 days (late)…

    She did an internal exam and told me that my uterus is enlarged a bit. but she did a urine pregnancy test and it was negative… She also told me that I can Only be 2-4 weeks pregnant and not 6 weeks (I said if i was pregnant, i’d be 6 weeks and she said that could possibly not be the case)

    She said that an enlarged uterus is a sign of early pregnancy.. but it could also mean fibroids or in pending period…. but it seemed like she really thought it was pregnancy.. she told me ike 5 times to come back in 10 days for a blood pregnancy test if i still didn’t get my period..

    she also did a test for infection, and that came back fine. (no infections)

    So, does it sound like I could still be pregnant? The way she made it sound, sounded like i could be. (when she was feeling around in there, her face when she told me my uterus was enlarged was just weird lol)

    for the past 3 days my stomach has been hurting all around it, and even my bf can feel like knotts in it and when they get pressed, it hurts!.. also bloating!.. tired!.. VERY thirsty all the time.. just feeling a bit off.

    any advice?

    • ❤ ♫ & ☮ ツ says:

      It does sound like you could be pregnant! Just wait for that blood test & you’ll get correct results for sure!!! ‘

      Good_Luck & Hope you get the results you want :)

  2. Heaven bound says:

    ok question about cancer of the uterus here. A bulky uterus, can this be s sign of uterine cancer?
    there is no pregnancy or fibroid. There is high epithelil cells in the urine all the time that shows up.I am a female of almost 39 and harly get periods anymore as they are so irregular. I have been known in the past to get spotting inbetween my periods., and have a lower back pain that is not going away.my stomach now looks like I am a bit pregnant. My bulky uterus which means bigger than normal showed up on the CT IPV scan 2 weeks ago. My last period was december last year. so besides pregnancy, fibroids and endromesis(how ever you spell it) which none I have nor do I have any infections. I have an offensive odour most of the time . so besides the above can a buly uterus an abnormal size one can that be cancerous. I go back to the hospital again soon. Please help.

    • iceman says:

      I’m just a second year nursing student…and your signs and symptoms sound more like post-pregnancy to me. Usually a preterm labor, a very large baby, a very small pelvic size or a precipitare labor that resulted to a tear in your uterine muscles could cause it’s predisposition to an uncontracted state, in which bleeding could possibly occur,resulting to a bulky uterus.In short, once in an uncontracted state, your uterus becomes bulky and is at risk for bleeding. Maybe the foul smelling discharge is a result of bleeding. Have you ever been pregnant?Or ever had an abortion(No offense) Because if you were ever pregnant, it could be very possible that your hormones of pregnancy stayed at pregnant levels even if you werent preggy anymore. Either way, you should seek an obstetrician’s help. God bless you.

  3. monkey says:

    Anyone ever have a uterus twitch or flutter (for about three days)?
    I am 33, never been pregnant and have endometriosis (and fibroids) since I was 15. I have had three surgeries in the last six years and I was told I could have children. My last surgery was two years ago. The last six months we have stopped using birth control precautions… figuring it could take a while to conceive.

    I had a strange flutter/twitch that lasted three days… mostly when sitting or laying- it stopped when I stood up. I have been under stress; could it be nerves…or very early signs of pregnancy? I am about 5 days from my period and the twitching stopped on Saturday.

    Thanks!
    It’s not ovulation, I know when I ovulate (it was around seven days prior to the fluttering)… I have charted ovulation the last six years (surgeon’s orders)… I know its not fetal movement… :), or gas.. Any thoughts would be appreciated
    It’s not ovulation, I know when I ovulate (it was around seven days prior to the fluttering)… I have charted ovulation the last six years (surgeon’s orders)… I know its not fetal movement… :), or gas.. Any thoughts would be appreciated

    • deb says:

      I am 30, never had children and just over a month ago i had my first laproscopy to remove endo and cyst, hopefully to end the pain of 15 yrs…. was looking up to see if what you discribed was normal after surgery…sounds exactly like what ive been experiencing…and at the same time about 4 days before my period and now its started again just after, when laying down and like u stopped after i stood up… like something was moving/twitching but there is no chance i’m pregnant. this prob doesn’t help, sorry good luck….

  4. *~ATL Braves Baby Girl~* says:

    Enlarged uterus.. missed period.. negative test.. pregnant? help!?
    just got back from planned parenthood because my period has been MIA for 12 days (late)…

    She did an internal exam and told me that my uterus is enlarged a bit. but she did a urine pregnancy test and it was negative… She also told me that I can Only be 2-4 weeks pregnant and not 6 weeks (I said if i was pregnant, i’d be 6 weeks and she said that could possibly not be the case)

    She said that an enlarged uterus is a sign of early pregnancy.. but it could also mean fibroids or in pending period…. but it seemed like she really thought it was pregnancy.. she told me ike 5 times to come back in 10 days for a blood pregnancy test if i still didn’t get my period..

    she also did a test for infection, and that came back fine. (no infections)

    So, does it sound like I could still be pregnant? The way she made it sound, sounded like i could be. (when she was feeling around in there, her face when she told me my uterus was enlarged was just weird lol)

    for the past 3 days my stomach has been hurting all around it, and even my bf can feel like knotts in it and when they get pressed, it hurts!.. also bloating!.. tired!.. VERY thirsty all the time.. just feeling a bit off.

    any advice?

    Also, yesterday morning when I peed, there were 2 tiny spots of brown discharge in my panties.. but only that once.

    • ღ†Rocker Wife†ღ says:

      My guess is you’re not pregnant. Whether you are 4 weeks or 6 weeks along a urine test would have been positive.

      Your enlarged uterus is probably from your period about to start, or you may have fibroids in there.

      Good luck.

  5. Miss India Jones says:

    First signs of cancer?
    Hi!
    A close relative of mine had fibroids, and got an operation done on December 15. They removed her uterus. When doing so, they came across something unusual. She had a blood clot in her abdomen, so they treated her for that using blood thinners and installing a filter. However, doctors told her to come back. She underwent various scans and tests. All of them appeared normal, except the PET scan. She was told that the spotted abnormalities were not malignant tumor cells. However, some doctors told her that in the starting stages of cancer, the cells are microscopic. So now, she is going to undergo preventative treatment- light chemotherapy (light means that it is not as heavily applied since she isn’t a cancer patient), and other medication.
    I have faith in medical science, but as a close relative, I can’t help being concerned.
    What would be the first signs of cancer?
    Thank you.

    • festeezio says:

      I seriously wish I could answer this fully. I have Basal Cell Carcinoma, which is a skin cancer caused by massive exposure to the sun. I used to ride my bike ALL THE TIME, without a shirt. It started off as a mole looking thing, about the size of a pencil eraser, then grew and grew and grew.

      Had I went to the doctor the first time I noticed it growing, it could have saved a lot of headaches. It’s been 8 years now, and I still have the growth on my back, but can’t afford the $1200.00 to get it removed, so I have to live with it.

      Chemo is a good and typically solves the problem, if it’s cancer. Some hair loss can occur, but really, who cares?! If it kills the cancer cells, hoooray!

      The first signs? I think would be weight loss. SERIOUS weight loss. Discoloration of skin.. But the weight loss is what sticks in my mind. I was close to 250lbs when I first got this, now, I fluctuate between 180 and 200lbs.. It’s leveled off, differs between winter and summer. I lose more weight in summer but gain more in winter. I think that’s because I’m more active in summer. Regardless, weight loss is the first sign.

      If you confront the person, be solid. Er, concerned and genuine. Make it a private conversation and things will get better.

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