Uterine Fibroids And Bloating

If you are already aware that you have fibroids, you may well be worried about some of your symptoms or simply wondering if there are any simple steps you can take to eliminate them. If you have an enlarged abdomen, then it is likely that that your fibroids are responsible as uterine fibroids and bloating do go hand in hand!

Larger fibroid tumors become more noticeable as your body changes to accommodate them. For some women, this might be swelling like you experience during your monthly menstrual period. For others, this might be like a pregnancy and could vary from a small "3 month bump" to something resembling a 7 month pregnancy depending on the size and location of your fibroids. This type of fibroid bloating can give you a sense of fullness and discomfort in the abdomen as the fibroid grows and takes up room which should be occupied by your internal organs. Although not usually dangerous, this swelling can be very uncomfortable and can begin to affect the quality of your life.

There are a couple of steps you can take to combat uterine fibroids and bloating. First of all, try resting with your legs lifted for a few minutes during the day. Also, try to ensure that your diet does not encourage stomach gas as whilst the two are not connected, if you are already bloated due to fibroids, you need to minimize the impact of other issues.

The best step you can possibly take is to look at how you can begin to shrink your fibroids naturally. The problem with uterine fibroids and bloating is that this is not a problem which will go away on its own. Most women will find that unless they take proactive steps, their fibroids will increase over time, causing the problem to worsen.

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81 comments to Uterine Fibroids And Bloating

  • Jana M  says:

    Severe Bloating? Cramps Help!?
    Is it normal to gain 3-5 pounds on your period and feel really bloated. I have been on my period for 4 days already and it hasnt gone away. I gained 4 pounds basically in 1 day. My lower stomach is sticking out like Im 3 months pregnant and I have had cramps pretty bad. It seems like every period I have gets worse than the last. I am taking Yasmin but didnt seem to start having problems until the 5th month.
    Any body else have these issues? I know I need to see a dr. But, my insurance wont cover another pap smear until dec. so unless its an emergency I need to wait.
    By the way, fibroids and cysts run in my family and my mom just had a hysterectomy to remove a fibroid the size of a grapefruit from her uterus.

  • Samina  says:

    A million coincidences? Or a real pregnancy?
    I’ve taken tests 1 week, 2 weeks and 3 weeks after I had unprotected sex around my time of ovulation and all were negative. I have doctor’s tell me that they believe I’m pregnant, give me a urine test and tell me that it’s negative. I don’t know what to do.

    I’ve been nauseous, which is unusual for me. I haven’t vomited in 3 years! My period is 2 weeks late, which is also VERY unusual for me. My period is pretty much clockwork, I haven’t even had any signs of PMS other than bloating. My breasts are tender and my nipple appears to be darkening as well as having a slightly dark line around the areola. Breast tenderness is not one of my PMS signs, by the way. I’ve never in my 10 years of menstruation had breast tenderness.
    I’m so tired all the time. I used to be a night owl, never went to bed until 5-6 am! Now I’m lucky if I can make it to 10 pm to watch my TV shows!
    I have a dull achy feeling in my lower abdomen that’s almost always there. It’s died down a bit though since the beginning.
    Also I crave certain foods and can’t stand others that were once a favorite.

    I had been trying to ignore all of this until Monday when I had a brownish discharge. It looked like old blood, but it was barely any at all. I only knew it was there because I saw it on the toilet paper after I wiped. Could that have been implantation bleeding?

    I’m so frustrated to the point of tears.

    I’ve been tested for a UTI for all the urination and the pain. Came back negative.
    The doctor says I’m too young for fibroids, and it isn’t a cyst either. I had an ultrasound 4 months ago after a miscarriage.
    Every test they give me is negative even though I’m CLEARLY showing signs of pregnancy! I need an answer and no one can give me one!

    Please help me! Tell me something!
    I want to be pregnant and every negative test, pregnancy or otherwise, is breaking my heart more and more. I’m terrified to take another test. I would be 5 weeks pregnant by now though and haven’t tested in over two weeks. I need some reinsurance.

    • Haggi  says:

      You are desperate to be pregnant and it’s possible that your mind is playing tricks on you.

  • coastiewife  says:

    regarding fibroids?
    Ladies, have any of you ever experienced gas, bloating and constipation in relation to having a uterine fibroid? I don’t know if it could be connected. Last year I had an ultrasound that showed the start of one. I’m due for a follow-up with my OB/GYN in May. Lately I’ve been feeling weird. I’m constantly peeing as though I had a UTI(but don’t have that) and have gas and constipation plus an odd pressure “down there” along with pain in my lower back. Pregnancy is not possible and I don’t have IBS so I don’t know what to think. YES, I am going to the doctor but am just curious if my symptoms sounds familiar. I know it could possibly be something else

    • cdn_ash  says:

      Sounds like fibroid troubles to me. It’ll make your uterus larger I believe, and press on your intestines. Hence the gas and constipation. Fibroids will make any regular menstrual cramps worse.

      Hope that’s a little reassuring, your doc will help explain things better.

  • Mikey5  says:

    What is causing my abdominal pain?
    Two weeks ago ….three days before my period my tummy started swelling up. It was worse then regular bloating and hurt, I kind of looked pregnant. Then once I got my period i had cramps that were 10 times worse then they normally are. My doctor tested my liver but it came back normal. My period has ended and im still experiencing pain in my left side around my hip bone and sometimes my right. I think I am going to request a pelvic exam and ultrasound because I think this might be a uterus/ovaries problem. Both my aunt and grandma had to have a hysterectomy because of Fibroids on their uterus. Has anyone experienced problems like this and can give me some advice on what it could be and if im requesting the right tests? My doctor isnt giving me any suggestions on what could be causing the pain.

  • Ann G  says:

    Connection between ovarian cyst and fibroid?
    an ultrasound i has found a ovarian cyst and a uterine fibroid. i am having another ultrasound next week to check the cyst again. if it ends up being something serious like cancer is the fibroid a sign that it could have spread to the uterus or are fibroids all together different? i have just been feeling so blah lately and have this bad feeling that something is really wrong, at the same time i think it these feelings might just be nerves and all be put on by anxiety. i initially went to the doctor for back pain and had a ct scan that led to a ultrasound led to this. I never really put all the symptoms together until now so i haven’t discussed them with the doctor. i looked up the symptoms for ovarian cancer and i have all of them. i am newly separated from m y husband and am now scared of what i will do if i do end up having cancer. i feel like if i go to the doctor now and say i have all these symptoms i will sound like i am just making them up from reading on it. what is the best thing to take for indigestion and bloating? i have tried tums and prilosec and midol but nothing is helping anymore

    • Panda  says:

      No one can answer your specific question. You will need to go back to your doctor, be honest with him and tell him exactly what you are experiencing and how you feel. Let him examine you and come to his own conclusions.

  • Anonymous  says:

    Bloated protruding stomach all the time?
    I’m thin but my belly is always bloated and sticking out. I know it’s not fat as it sounds bloated when I tap it and I exercise a lot. I tried giving up wheat to see if my allergy came back but no change. I also have sharp pains in my stomach and feel tired a lot. I doubt it’s fibroids as I think I’m a bit too young (19 yo).
    I’m definately not pregnant. Help?

    • Anonymous  says:

      if you’re undernourished your stomach can also be bloated. increase the fibre content in your diet. If you’re not undernourished then you may have worms which are causing it.

  • ceast  says:

    can you not have a period but still have the symptoms each month?
    I only get 2 periods a year. But each month i get mood swings, bloating,cramping and fatigue as if i was about to start my period but it never comes down. I’m not on any type of birth control and not taking any kind of medicine. My period hasn’t been normal since I had my son and he is 3 y/o. I’ve been tested for fibroids and my doctor says its just a hormone imbalance. I also get hot flashes. I’m only 25 i don’t understand, and I’m not pregnant have taken numerous pregnancy test.

    • just_jemma  says:

      i think you need to see a gyno, yes your hormones are unbalance but you need to know what you can do for it, i suffer fromt eh same when i skip a period i get all the symptoms but i am on the pill, i think you should get it checked out just so that you are aware of what is going on with your body, you are young and if you planned on having another child then you would need to know, so go for a check up, good luck

  • staygold  says:

    uterus/ fibroids?
    I had a large uterine fibroid removed on April 22. The fibroid was large 10.5 cm, so they did it by an incision cut (from my belly button down to the top of my vagina). The first week and 1/2 were painful, but now I’m up, walking around doing pretty normal activities. Went to my post-op visit, and the pathology was normal/benign (orig. they were worried it was cancer because the tumor grew so big so fast). But I’m ok, and the stitches had dissolved. The Dr. performed and internal exam and said everything looked fine and that for the next two to three months it’s normal to feel a little “off” down there.
    Well other than the scar healing and the skin being a bit bruised and tightened I was feeling fine. Now I constantly feel bloated. I feel like my colon is always filled with pressure and gas. I don’t know if this is what she means by “off” and it’s normal after major abdominal surgery or if I should call and make another appt?

    • zangmo315  says:

      your colon might feel funny because poking around in the abdomen can disturb it (and colons are sensitive!) call & ask just to be sure, but unless you are suddenly in pain or severely constipated you should be fine.
      I had a fibroid & some ovarian cysts removed & I was a little bloated for a month or so afterwards as well. I think it’s a combo of inflammation in the area & retaining some excess fluids from the IV.

  • Hannah In Wonderland  says:

    Bleeding/Period nearly 5 years after menopause. Abnormal?
    My mother has just started bleeding after not having had a period for nearly 5 years. She had irregular bleeding (peri menopause) for two or three years then had her last period in December 2003. She is 57 years old. Yesterday, she started having what looks like an ordinary period. It is not spotting, its quite heavy, the way her periods were before menopause. She also says she had pre-menstrual symptoms like swollen breasts and bloating for a few days before the bleed started.

    She thinks it is normal and says it is because she has been taking evening primrose capsules lately.

    I don’t think its normal at all and I’m quite worried. She has never had fibroids, but both her older sisters have them, and she hasn’t really had a proper gynaecological (sp?) exam in years; not since her periods stopped. I think she should go to the doctor but she’s hearing none of it.

    Have any of you had a similar experience? Should I be worried? Any advice appreciated, I’m really worried!

    • Dr Frank  says:

      Here is an easy and important answer to a long question. ALL post-menopausal bleeding MUST be investigated to exclude serious causes including tumours. The sooner she sees her GP and has a smear, examination and possibly referral the better.

  • Matthews_lil_Wifie06  says:

    I need a doctors help with this question……is it PID, Endo, Pregnancy, or Fibroids?
    Age: 20 Symptoms: Bloating CONSTANTLY….Use to have REGULAR periods, but it’s almost two months late (felt like I was going to have it, but did not)….(took preg test. said negative) Feels like knife stabbing me about where my uterus is, so bad, I have to sit down….. and I am Married, with NO children. Him and I both have no children, so……..please tell me, do YOU know what’s up? I am going to the docs soon, but I am eager to hear what you’s will say. Thanks in Advance.

    • Kellisue  says:

      Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer are similar. The signs can be:

      General abdominal discomfort and/or pain (gas, indigestion, pressure, swelling, bloating, cramps)

      Nausea, diarrhea, constipation, or frequent urination

      Loss of appetite

      Feeling of fullness even after a light meal

      Weight gain or loss with no known reason

      Abnormal Bleeding

      Feeling of like a mass in your lower abdomin.

      If any of these symptoms are also a problem, have your Dr. you’ll be seeing check your blood with a test called CA-125… it’s a marker for Ovarian tumors. It could be elevated by other things as well, but you need to be seen by your OBGYN for the symptoms you’ve indicated above.

  • Mee  says:

    Years After Abortion and My Belly Is Still “Big”?
    First, you’re probably wondering about my diet and weight and such. Well, I am 5’5, 113 lbs. Before the pregnancy, I was 110 lbs, gained 8 lbs (which was weird because I was so nauseated, I could never eat anything) and after the abortion, I settled at 113lbs. I assume this could be of some importance? Before the pregnancy, I ate whatever was there, I never exercised, My stomach was flat and I was skinny as a board.

    I guess this is where I start my story..SIX years ago, I had an abortion at 11 weeks into my pregnancy. I actually looked about 14 weeks, I got pretty big..I even went from an A to a C cup. No, I’m not exaggerating. Anyway, The process seemed to have gone well, no complications, my cervix healed nicely, my body was back to normal.. well, everything but my stomach. Sigh, and now I have tiny stretch marks on my breasts. Of course without the baby, the baby bump went down, but hardly at all. I just assumed it was stubborn belly fat from the pregnancy or bloating..something.

    So fast forward to the present. I exercise alot, eat fairly healthy, take fiber and I am definitely not pregnant now. I am still stick thin and when I’m not sucking in, I look 3 months pregnant. It’s not normal, I just don’t know what to think. I’ve gone to the doctor and was told I don’t have cysts, but I don’t trust his 3-fingered exam. I haven’t had an ultrasound, just exams of the pelvis and cervix and regular pap smears. I’ve been to doctors complaining of severe cramps, heavy bleeding, back pains, you name it. All this time I was just being ignorant, but now it’s finally kicking in that there may be something wrong.. I’ve considered cysts and fibroids, but I’m still searching for answers. Of course, I won’t know for sure till I see a doctor, but it’s going to take about 6 weeks to get an appointment. Sigh. Hope I covered everything in my very long “question” (sorry to all who sat and read the whole thing). Any thoughts, advice, experiences? Thank you, everybody!

    • ▌☼*Hi*☼▐  says:

      I have never had and never will have an abortion so I can’t help you

  • MARIA M  says:

    can your tubes grow back together after being burned in a tubaligation? and can you become pregnant?
    it’s been almost 10yrs since i had my tubaligation. have 2 kids one conceived naturally the other by ivf. i haven’t had a period in almost three months. have some lightheadiness and nausea and i’m getting very bloated around the waistline.haven’t taken a test or gone to doctor. i really don’t think i’m pregnant but theres a little something telling me theres a possibility. i’m 34yrs old. could this be pre-menopause or fibroids maybe. please help me with an answer. thank you

    • Happy Holidays !  says:

      i had what you did..tubes cauterized…i was told NO WAY….you can have menopause symptoms as early as 40…….go to walmart and get a test to ease your mind…open 24 hrs.

  • MissyD  says:

    could this be fibroids? could i be pregnant?
    my period is a week and a half late now. my husband and i are trying to have a baby..so i got a little excited, but when i took a test this past monday, it was negative. fibroids run in the family, but i never had any problems and my tests always came back normal. i havent gone yet this year, but im definitely scheduling a test now. this past friday, i had a little tiny bit of blood show up, followed by a tiny bit of brown that faded away into nothing. i thought it could have been spotting or breakthrough bleeding, but now im not sure any more. i’ve been having a bit of brown discharge, a little bit of abdominal pain that feels like cramps and the brown discharge is back. i’ve been rather bloated lately, probably too much info, but a little constipated) just starting tonight (i work 3rd shift) i have bouts of feeling sick to my stomach. about 10 minutes ago, i could have swore i was about to lose my cookies.

    some pregnancy symptoms overlap fibroid symptoms…someone help???
    im only 24,from what i understand, fibroids shoudnt show up till around 30 or so if i even do get them..thats when my mother had a couple. my husband is convinced im pregnant…i hope he’s right.

    • Anonymous  says:

      The chances of it being a fibroid is low. It just might be a delay in your periods and it does sound like you might be pregnant. Slight bleeding in pregnancy is normal but then it has to be brought into a doctors notice, you might need to relax in case you are pregnant. visit the doctor as soon as possible and get it confirmed. as for the test, the test can be negetive even 15 days after the actual conception. you can strongly believe in it after one month of conception. let us know your results.

  • wintergreen  says:

    Cysts, fibroids? Fluid in cul de sac?
    If there is fluid in the cul de sac, Does it means the the cyst ruptured and its not cancerous (Even though the cyst is described as complex mass, and solid. and the moderate fluid is surround the left ovary and in the left adnexa.. Or could it mean that the fibroid on the right ovary ruptured ( fibroid described to be extending into the endometrial canal.. What does all this means.
    For the past year been having severe bloating, pelvic pressure,pain, lotss of bleeding only during my pms cycles. finally couldnt take it and went to the doctor. My doc prescribed b-control pills and my period was painless for the fist time in a year. No bloating, no pain, way less bleeding (cannot believe it). I had ultrosound done and waiting to see my gyno.
    30, with kids

    • acressey1972  says:

      I experienced the exact same thing as you did when i was in my 20′s and birth control didn’t even work for me after 3 surgery’s to clean it all up after it ruptured( i had infections because of it) i just had them take it out in the forth surgery.
      I also though the same as you did about it being cancerous but its just a sticky fluid like water with glue in it. You are lucky to find a solution to your problem. I was in agony for two years before i found a doctor who actually gave a shit and did everything to help me…

  • lsansinglemom  says:

    Has anyone ever had painful left pelvic pain along with bloating and nausea?
    I have a history of Endometriosis and Fibroids. I had the surgery to clean everything up about 8 years ago. I get this pain once every 6 months or so. It is very tender to the touch and hurts to even move. I am going to make a dr. appt. in the morning. I have aches and pains in my legs. I have not had a period since the surgery. Any idea what it could be?

    • Jackie Brown  says:

      I actually have the same problem, and it’s a result of Fibroids (although I haven’t had them removed). I would get it checked out.

  • *~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 :)

  • Natalie  says:

    Is there is time where someone with uterine fibroids should go to the emergency room?
    My friend is complaining of having a bloated/swollen belly (lower abdomen), pain during intercourse, blood and some sort of particle matter in her urine, pain in her lower back… She is very uncomfortable and in pain. She says after she pees, she bends forward and more urine is released, and then she feels a protruding feeling of something wanting to come out! She has been told she has uterine fibroids before but there were mix-ups with her insurance and she was never able to have any procedures done. She is now without insurance. Is this something to go to the emergency room for?

    * she does not have a bladder infection
    * she is not pregnant

  • Karen S  says:

    Why was my bowel blocking my ovary?
    I’ve had trouble with fibroids in the past. The symptoms are returning so I had an ultrasound. One ovary was hard to find(but they did find it)due to a fibroid,but the other wasn’t visible,they said due to my bowel being in the way?! Now I’m not skinny,but I’m not obese either. Why would my bowel be in the way? And would this explain some of the symptoms I’ve had?(pain during sex,bloating,constipation)

  • mheylee  says:

    menstruation again after menopausal period?
    My mother has just started bleeding after not having had a period for nearly 5 years. She had irregular bleeding (peri menopause) for two or three years then had her last period in December 2003. She is 57 years old. Yesterday, she started having what looks like an ordinary period. It is not spotting, its quite heavy, the way her periods were before menopause. She also says she had pre-menstrual symptoms like swollen breasts and bloating for a few days before the bleed started.

    She thinks it is normal and says it is because she has been taking evening primrose capsules lately.

    I don’t think its normal at all and I’m quite worried. She has never had fibroids, but both her older sisters have them, and she hasn’t really had a proper gynaecological (sp?) exam in years; not since her periods stopped. I think she should go to the doctor but she’s hearing none of it.

    Have any of you had a similar experience? Should I be worried? Any advice appreciated, I’m really worried!

    • m W  says:

      You know what to do. Take her to the doctor as soon as possible. Check the link out.

  • MissyD  says:

    am i sick or am i pregnant? a little worried here…?
    my husband and i decided at the beginning of last month that we were going to try to have a baby. my period is going on 2 weeks late now, but i had a negative at-home test just this monday.

    this past friday, i had a tiny bit of light red blood that faded into brown and then was gone within a couple of days. i didnt think this could be spotting because it was after my period was already late. my other thought was that it could be breakthrough bleeding. i’ve had some bloating for sure and last night i actually started feeling a bit sick to my stomach. ..it comes and goes but its never enough to actually make me lose my cookies…just small bouts of nausea. during the time i should have had my period, i DEFINITELY had some cramping like pains. nothing serious, just discomfort, but it felt sort of similar. no breast tenderness though.

    i talked to my mother after my pee test came back negative on monday and she suggested that it could be fibroids. im only 24, but she said that she started to get them when she was my age and to just be glad my period took a break this month. can someone give me any explanations here. could i have fibroids or am i pregnant. im hoping for the latter, but at this point, with a negative test result, i just dont know.
    the only thing we’ve ever used was condoms…i already have a doc’s appointment scheduled for next week..obviously i asked on here because i wanted some info from everyday people..not ‘go to the doc’

    • Lani[mom2 kay & ttc baby#2]  says:

      i would schedule a blood test with your doctor because sometimes some women dont have enough hormone to show up in a urine test so a blood test will help you clarify that…good luck and baby dust to you

  • M  says:

    I am 53. and am going though the menopause and has fibroids?
    I have two fibroids will it shink in size. as I have not had a period for six months. fell bloated all the time put on a bit of weight.how long will it last. and what treatment can I have.

    • Bettina  says:

      Yes, the fibroids will shrink in size once you hit menopause. But menopause is defined as 12 months with no period, so you’re not quite there yet. Your body might still be producing a lot of hormones that are feeding the fibroids. There are treatments to shrink the fibroids, like uterine artery embolization. I don’t know if they have them in the UK yet.

  • Sandy  says:

    FIBROIDS TUMORS AT THE AGE OF 22?
    Ok this is embarrassing to talk about, but hopefully i can get some help, or some ANSWERS. ok It started with alil pimple or ingrown hair lookin thing on my rear. I tried the prep. H cream for a while thinking it might be hemorrhoids or something. It all seemed to nasty an I really didn’t want to tell anyone if i could deal with it. well that was a few months ago and its gotten worse. Now…. my inner walls of my vagina are all swollen and making me feel pressure like endless bloating feeling and random cramping. The inside of my rear is the same. I had to investigate myself by trying to feel the issue with my fingers. I cant barely even fit a finger in my rear and barley two in my vagina. I made an appointment last week for a pap…. But I would just like to know If anyone has had or heard of this before…. and Should I be WORRIED??
    My last period was weird too. I had one heavy day, and a couple spotting days. Yea sounds like PREGO… but nope i took 4 tests, all negative…

    PLEASE SERIOUS ANSWERS ONLY. I REALLY WOULD APPRECIATE IT. ~THANKS~

    ~S~

    • Karen S  says:

      Yeah, this does actually sound like it could be fibroids. And you can get them at any age; I had some removed when I was 26. You’re definitely old enough! But it could also be pelvic inflammatory disease, which can cause infertility and worse. Don’t sit around and worry — just go to the doctor.

  • Kimberly  says:

    Uterine Fibroids, I think I might have them?
    I asked a question last night about having abdomen pain, and someone suggested that I could have uterine fibroids. I have had a very sensitive stomach for several months now and I also have had two very heavy and long periods and the past months. I also feel almost bloated constantly. So I have appointment with my gyno today, but I am freaking out. My husband and I where going to start to try for a baby next month. And I have been reading complications with fibroids. I am also very young to have them (23). Any information, or successful pregnancies would be great. Also I hear that they grow with your baby, doesn’t that make you huge when you are pregnant? Thanks!

  • Jeklo  says:

    Hormone imbalance?
    How quickly do hormone imbalance symptoms appear? My doctor thinks that I have an issue with this but I don’t go back until July 7. I haven’t had any testing done and he is basing his conclusion on the fact I haven’t had a period since May 4. (All pregnancy tests negative – and I dont feel preggo so I don’t think its that).

    Here are some of the symptoms I have found by searching online…I dont have ANY of them.

    • Allergy symptoms
    • Depression, fatigue and anxiety
    • Endometriosis
    • Fibrocystic breasts
    • Hair loss and facial hair growth
    • Headaches, dizziness and foggy thinking
    • Low sex drive
    • Osteoporosis
    • PMS
    • Urinary tract infections and incontinence
    • Uterine fibroids
    • Weight gain, water retention and bloating
    • Wrinkly skin
    I haven’t had a period since May 4. No symptoms of anything like this and yes, my period was always extremely normal. 29 day cycles, month to month for about 15 years. Even when I got on the pill, which was a year ago, I only stopped taking it because I missed my period – doctors orders. But my period should have come on June 1. I am now about 24 days late. (Next period due June 30).
    Thanks logical, but I was on the pill for the past year and regular before and during the time I took the pill. I am just trying to find out how long it takes to notice symptoms of a hormone imbalance since the doctor is so sure thats what it is. (He thinks that as of June 16).

    • logical1  says:

      There’s alot of reasons period can be late or go missing, and often taking birth control or some other med can help. Don’t worry too much about it.

  • kay is my cup of tee  says:

    im almost certain that my hormones are imbalanced.i need to tell my mom.but im afraid &dont know what to say..?
    there are symptoms of imbalanced hormones & i have 11 of the following …

    Allergy symptoms, Depression, fatigue and anxiety, Endometriosis, Fibrocystic breasts,Hair loss and facial hair growth, Headaches, dizziness and foggy thinking, Low sex drive, Osteoporosis, PMS, urinary tract infections and incontinence, Uterine fibroids, Weight gain, water retention and bloating, Wrinkly skin

    • Anonymous  says:

      I’m the same I’m 28 I’m a obgyn so wat u need to do is go to ur mom show her the info u got let her know u r serious. Get this in check rite away its much harder wen u get older .try not to be scared to go to ur mom this is ur health not a question about boys. And for future advice don’t ever be scared to tlk to a doc we c more crazy stuff then u can imagine and this is so common that I’m not surprised. But in my opinion it could be ur Harmons and age. they r not fully ready.

  • distinctiveflair  says:

    ***Is there a chance of Fibroids at 23?
    Last year I had an abortion. Not only was it a very difficult time but since then I started to get very bad pains in my right ovary. I was admitted into hospital last year with an apparent ruptured ovary although the doctor never did any further examination just gave me pain killers with morphine and sent me home. It continued on and off after that and now my symptoms are as below:

    pain in abdomen particulary right side
    bloating
    pain during periods
    pain now continues into the thigh/leg sometimes
    always need to urinate
    constipation
    haemorrhoids
    problems passing urine

    Now ive got an ultasound coming up but its not till another 4 weeks so in the mean time im trying to get as much information as I can.

    Any ideas guys what it can be? I know its highly unlikely to be ovarian cancer at 23 so I’m wondering if its fibroids?

    Thanks for the replies!

  • Samantha Amazing  says:

    Should I be checked for Fibroids?
    I have the following symptoms.

    heavy menstrual bleeding
    a feeling of pressure in the pelvis
    I did at one point have this
    frequent urination
    I also at one point have this
    constipation
    abdominal bloating
    abdominal pain and/or back ache
    There was also something wrong with my mom’s period she had a tumor or something and there was also something wrong with my grandma’s as well. I’m 20. I also have diabetes. I also had a problem with my thyroid and I did have a pelvic exam done and I had an ultrasound done. The found like nothing of course. I was also put on bc but that did nothing. These cramps I’ve gotten were so bad that I have passed out twice…I mean they are absolutely unbearable. So the question is what do I do? Could this be fibroids or maybe endomitriosis or something else? So what should I do? Help? Anything else just ask, Thanks. :)

  • CapricornWild  says:

    Pain and scared. Please help!?
    I’m guessing I started ovulating on Tuesday (March 3rd),because thats when the pain in my side, pelvic pain,was first felt.It continued on until now.I could mostly feel heavy pain between Wednesday and Thursday of that same week,but it began to die down around the weekends. When I make certain movements I could feel it a little, often sharp and short. Sometimes in the mornings when I wake up. Its just a dim pain (which can hardly be felt but I’m still worried) every now and then, what could this mean? I’ve been having stomach aches every now and then, feelings of nausea, hot forehead which could mean a fever, frequent urination and sometimes it was clear to,I had some headaches along the way.I figured it could maybe be an ovarian cyst,endometriosis or even fibroids.Had symptoms:Vaginal discharge (cum),frequent urination,pelvic pain (sharp too,short), stomach ache (painful bowel movement),headaches, fever,bloating,nausea.But no vomiting blood or spotting of blood.Period starts next week

    • Sbear!  says:

      it could be a lot of things you shouldnt take it lightly see a doctor even if its related to your period (which it doesnt sound like) its not normal.. it does sound like an ovarian cyst

  • Cindy F  says:

    what would you do with three 5cm fibroids causing pain, bloating and bleeding? what to see if they grow?
    Or have a hysterectomy. I have about 12 to 15 years before menopause and am done childbearing.

    • likn my life  says:

      Then what are you waiting for? Get that stuff taken out and quit worrying about it all the time!

  • m119  says:

    WHAT IS IN MY STOMACH?!?
    Negative Pregnancy Tests, Hard Stomach?
    So I was wondering what could cause my stomach to be constantly bloated and feel hard. I look pregnant, however I have been having my withdrawal periods each month and have had negative hpts and a negative blood test. When I do a “sit-up” I have a round EXTREMELY hard ball right in the middle of my stomach that extends from below my belly button to a inch and a half or so above my belly button. What could this be? I have been to the doctors many times since getting the blood test (which would have been at 10 weeks pregnant if I were pregnant, but she says I’m not, and I don’t want to be!) and she has felt my stomach when I am lying on my back and says I am not pregnant but I only noticed the hard ball in my stomach when getting out of bed today so I haven’t asked about that. Could this be my uterus? Could I have fibroids? Please help, I hope I’m not pregnant:[
    Also, when I went in to have the blood test it was June something or other so I would be somewhere around 5 or 6 months pregnant at this point which is why I’m considering the tests were wrong considering the fact that I look 5 to 6 months pregnant from the bloating–but I found this ball so I’m wondering if it isn’t bloating but the 10 week blood test and hpts were wrong.
    Also, my doctor thinks I have IBS but I don’t think that would cause my abdomen to be a rock and huge.

    • Ariel  says:

      It could be 3 things that come up to my mind.

      1. Intestine full of gas and you need to do some exercise to let it rip (there would be some mild pain involved that could escalate to something bigger almost like appendicitis pain)

      2. You’re just gaining weight. And yes, the stomach can feel hard by gaining weight.

      3. I had a friend that had benign cancers that made her look like she was pregnant. So you may need a biopsy or a colonoscopy.

      Get well

  • sweetartz_2000  says:

    I have been prescribed anaprox ,lorcet, and ativan. .. can i take these together? ?
    I have serious stomach pains and bloating due to fibroids and ovarian cysts. I also have anxiety so my question is can I take them together or should I not?

  • milly  says:

    after a ulrasound showing ovarian cysts and fibroids,my GP didn’t give much info,do i just leave it?
    my symptoms are unexplained weight gain,bloating,heavy painfull periods,frequent urination and constipation.the weight gain bothers me the most and my gp seemed to think i was just another women wanting to eat lots and be slim!i diet and exersise!please help im so fedup!

    • Kir S  says:

      Go to a gynecologist. Fibroids will cause all those problems, and are easily removed. There is nothing you can do to lose the weight gained through large fibroids except have them removed. And all the other problems should go away after they are removed. The cysts are less likely to be causing the symptoms, but should also be monitored by a gyno. They will often go away all on their own, but sometimes do need to be removed by the doctor. But it sounds like your GP is just brushing you off, and you should find someone who is going to give your problems more time and understanding.

  • christigmc  says:

    Frequent Urination Before Period?
    Every month, about a week before my period I need to use the bathroom, A LOT. It’s not just frequent urination but the frequent urge to urinate as well. When I need to go, I need to go. My frequency is about once every 15 to 30 minutes. I noticed when I was watching TV, everytime there was a commercial break, I needed to use the bathroom. This seems to happen in several hour intervals. Like for 4 hours I’m frequenting the bathroom a lot. Then for the next few hours everything is normal. Then I’m using the bathroom a lot again. It always happens the week before my period and the first few days. Never any other time. When I was on birth control, none of this happened. I told this to my OBGYN at my appointment last week. The only answer she could give me was the bloating. She did take a urine sample to test for UTI but I doubt I have it because she hasn’t gotten back to me. Anyone have any ideas what could be going on? I’m thinking about seeing a urologist but given the fact that it only happens the week before my period, I have a feeling it is more of a gynelogical problem than a urological problem.
    Another thing, I’ve been online and I noticed that one symptom of uterine fibroids is frequent urination. Does the frequent urination occur all the time or can the time be restricted to certain times like my period? Also do do fibroids shrink when there are hormonal changes. After my OBGYN appointment I asked my mom if there is a family history of female gynelogical problems. According to my mom, almost every woman, on both sides of my family, has had uterine fibroids, including 2 family members who got them in their mid 20s (the age I’m at right now).

    • cph1981  says:

      I am the same about a weeks before my period I urinate a lot. I don’t go as much as you, but I do go about double what I would in a normal day. I would still have it looked into if you are worried it may be something else.

  • Yahoo Answerer  says:

    My Dr. found 4 large fibroid tumors on my Uterus…Hysterectomy?
    I went in for an ultrasound, because I had severe stomach bloating, pain and cramps, and they found that I had a cyst on my ovary that ruptured. Well during my ultrasound, they found 4 large fibroids on my uterus (an inch or bigger in size each). The biggest one leans right on my bladder, which explains why I urinate so frequently, and also explains why I have such horrible menstrual bleeding with clots etc…..so I guess my question is, should I opt for a partial hysterectomy? I am 33 years old and I have 2 children (and am not wanting any more). Can anyone tell me if they have been in similiar situations, and what they did. If you had a partial hysterectomy, was it vaginally or thru an incision, and how long to recover? I run a daycare out of my home, and do not want to be off work too long! Thank you!

    • Maryn  says:

      I had one the approximate size of a cueball, like on a pool table (about 2 1/4 inches), and another smaller one. The large fibroid pressed on my bladder, too, and gave me pretty bad periods. My doctor had a wait-and-see attitude, recommending increased dosage of ibuprofen (3 times the package’s directions) and making sure I wasn’t becoming anemic through blood loss. The option of a hysterectomy was always there, but put off-able month after month. I, too, had my family complete and didn’t want more children.

      In the end, I didn’t get the hysterectomy, largely because the nature of what I do lets me dash to the bathroom often, and endure a couple of bad days every month. When I became perimenopausal, the big fibroid began to shrink. It’s down to about 1 3/4 inches now and still getting smaller.

      Ultimately, the decision for you should be based on how negatively it’s impacting your life.

  • kimco10155  says:

    Is this from the birth control?
    I am currently on BC and one my third week of pills. I have had break through bleeding since the second week. I’m on BC for fibroids and a poylp. Last night my stomach started to bloat and I was rubbing it. I notice just above my pubic hair line that there is a hard spot maybe the size of a small apple. It doesn’t hurt when I press down on it but all the years I have a my cycle I never had this problem. Anyone know what it could be? Besides the bloating and breakthrough bleeding I’m not having any pain or fever. Just curious because I really don’t want to go get another pelvic exam.

    • sokokl  says:

      These can be side effects from being on the pill but I would recommend checking with your doctor (this can be done by phone as well) to see what they say.

  • lissia1974  says:

    HCG Test was negative, but feeling pregnant?
    I had an HCG Test done and the level found was 1. And I know that is negative, but I have all of the signs and symptoms of being pregnant, as I have had 2 children already. But what they did find was 2 fibroids, could this be causing my symptoms? I have the dizziness, nausea, swollen and tender breasts, bloating…etc. etc. Please give me some insight as to what could be causing this false pregnancy feeling….

    • Tori Louise  says:

      Have you been trying to get pregnant or want to be pregnant? If so your mind could be tricking your body into thinking you are. I know it sounds weird, but it happens all the time.

  • Mrs. F  says:

    False positive pregnancy test – fibroids?
    Over the weekend I took 2 different home pregnancy tests and both came out positive. I had all the symptoms! My Husband, family and I were very excited! I called the dr on Monday and was reassured by the receptionist that everything is fine and I most certainly am pregnant because the 2 home pregnancy tests were positive. I insisted on blood work and wanted the dr to call me. I just had a D and C done in April to remove 2 polyps and I also have 2 fibroids ( 1 the size of a lemon), Well I spoke with the dr and was reassured that everything was fine the cramping I had been having was all normal. Well yesterday I started spotting. I immediately called the dr and was reassured that this was normal and it happens and not to worry. Everyone that I spoke to said the same thing. I had no cramping just spotting. So I made an appointment for the afternoon and went home to rest till then.

    At the appointment I was told that the blood test was negative. I saw another doctor in the practice he was the only one that had an opening. What happened to me was rare and the doctor has never seen it before. Also after a thorough examination I was now told that I could not carry a baby full term with the fibroids. He believes that when they removed my polyps that left room for my fibroids to attach to my uterus. He said that what happened to me was very rare and he hasn’t seen anyone with a false positive test. Somehow my body thought I was pregnant and my hormones went all out of whack, when it was just really a fibroid. He has now sent me to a specialist in hopes that we can remove the fibroids and still keep my uterus. I went to the doctor thinking I was pregnant and was reassured by everyone that I was and left the office after being told he doesn’t think I can carry a baby full term even if I were to get pregnant.

    I put in a call and left a message for my doctor to call me and to read the notes on my file from the other doctor. Also I said that I was very confused because I was told that everything was fine and my fibroids would not be in the way. Now this doctor is concerned about them and sending me to specialist. What happened? The secretary didn’t know what to say. I have yet to hear from my doctor.

    To make it worse I am still nauseous, vomiting, and constantly peeing. The dr said that the fibroid is pushing on my uterus and my uterus is putting pressure on my bladder. That is why I have bloating and pressure.

    I am crushed!

    Mrs. F

  • Idontknowdoyou  says:

    Is it possible for fibroids to recur within 2 years of surgery to remove them?
    I know new fibroids can develop after a myomectomy. But so soon? I’m having similar symptoms as I did when I was first diagnosed: bloating that doesn’t seem entirely due to GI problems, a lump in my lower abdomen, sharp abdominal pains and heavy periods. I assume it’s fibroids again. But what else could those symptoms be from?

    • D.D.  says:

      Yes it is. You should go get checked to make sure that is all it is.

  • Jana M  says:

    Pelvic Ultrasound?
    I am having a pelvic ultrasound on Thursday because I have been having progressive symptoms such as:
    Severe bloating, and painful cramping during my period
    Cramps that start 1 week before my period and about 3 days after.
    Cramps between periods that are very painful and go into my lower back and sharp pains in my lower abdomen that wont go away at all.
    A feeling of pressure in my whole abdomen.
    Pain during deep sex.
    Pain when I have to go and when I am going to the bathroom.

    Has anyone had similar symptoms and what were you diagnosed with?
    I also have a family history of uterine fibroids and cervical cancer.

    I have also had normal pap smears in the past.

    • horses19  says:

      i do and i found out that i have endometrisos. i have painful periods and between periods. hurts during sex. im having surgery again for it. i know how u feel

  • Angie R  says:

    Questions about Hysterectomy?
    I am 35, have 5 children, and am having a total hysterectomy in a few days. I’m having it done because since giving birth to my last child (2 1/2 yrs ago) I have had so many problems with my period..extremely heavy bleeding, cramping so badly I am down for 3 days in intense pain, ect, ect. My Dr. has done all sorts of tests and found that my uterus is enlarged, and I have fibroids, and since I am not having any more children and can’t take the pain any more, we agreed that a hysterectomy was the best option for me. My question is, for women in a similar situation, (my ovaries are fine and not being removed) what were any problems you had afterwards, and did it help you with pms symptoms..ie: mood swings, migrains, bloating. Also, I have been getting alot of chin hair since last child, but dr said my hormone levels were normal, will this surgery make the hair grow more, less, or the same? I am having the abdominal surgery, same place I had 2 c- sections..is recovery the same? Thanks!

    • cocoa  says:

      I had a partial hysterectomy in 1991 (left ovaries) as I had endrometriosis, causing endless pain. I know exactly what your going through. You probably have it to. After the surgery it took time to heal and lots of rest but it was so nice not to feel any pain anymore. The operation was a real god scent to me. I use to get mi grains before the operation as they were linked to the menstruation cycle each month. Thank goodness no more bad headaches either. I’m positive you will have so much relief from not having your monthly period that your life will change for the best and you will feel wonderful. The sooner you have the surgery, the better. Cocoa

  • Angela  says:

    Constant severe life-ruining abdominal bloating?
    I haven’t seen my real tummy since June. Occasionally I wake up almost normal but stress or any food bloats me up huge. I’ve seen 10-12 doctors.

    Here’s whats been ruled out, and I’m SERIOUS: food allergies, dairy (I’m VEGAN,) H. Pylori, ovarian cysts, fibroids, Candida, blood in stool, parasites, acid stomach.

    What I DO have: gallstones. I had an ERCP where my sphincter of Oddi was found to be closed shut tight. A sphincterotomy relieved pain in the general area but NOT general stomach pain (gnawing) and bloating.

    I don’t have “attacks,” I can eat fatty foods with no problems at all but I dont often. I suspect my stones are actually silent stones and the bloating is something else. I had one small stone when I got the first ultrasound, 3 days after the bloating began. Now I have “several.” I can’t concentrate on work or school, so depressed. Any ideas on causes or remedies? Please no answers involving not swallowing air or eating and drinking at the same time or eating large meals.

  • Peachy  says:

    Fibroids and Constipation !!!!??
    I was diagnosed with fibroids about a year ago and they have grown significantly since. I have decided to have a myomectomy in the summer of ’08 because my symptoms aren’t that bad. However, the fibroids are causing constipation!! I always feel bloated and have a little poochy belly all the time. Anybody have any suggestions on how to deal with this until the surgery? Is it bad to use OTC laxatives (like the glycerin suppositories) 1-2X a week? Thanks!

    • Laverne  says:

      I underwent a myomectomy 3 weeks ago. Good luck with this- so far my results are favorable. I had 11 tumors removed, 6 of which were at least 4 in in diameter. I did not suffer from constipation prior to the surgery, but I did afterwards. In fact, I stayed longer at the hospital due to it. My best solution was a laxative, originally. Now, I’ve been able to stay regular with a stool softener, 8-10 glasses of water daily, and fiber rich foods. Vegetables and fruit are good for your diet and for relief of constipation. Good luck, again!

  • californian  says:

    Why is my stomach so bloated? IBS? Fibroids? No pain…?
    After my second child my tummy did not go away. There is a two year gap between my second and third child so I continued to remain fat…even after the third.

    It has been a significant amount of time since my last child but I continue to look like I am 6 months pregnant. I am really only fat in the tummy. I am not taking any medicines.

    I believe that I have been misdiagnosed…Dr. says “gas”…Is there a cleanser for your intestines that I can take? Not a laxitive there is a difference.

    And what ever happend to worms…wasn’t there a time not too long ago when people use to get worms…why is that?…and why is it that this is “no longer the case?” Could I have some sort of a parasite living inside of me and eating away at my insides?

    • kevinmccleanblack  says:

      Bloated stomach and gas can be associated with wheat/gluten allergy /intolerance, or some other allergies
      People can and do still get worms but if is more rare now than years ago due to better hygiene and less association with animals
      Have you been checked for cysts or womb or ovary infection
      You could try and detox to clean the intestines
      See a specialist if not happy with doctors diagnosis

  • ZoeyKat  says:

    Anyone gotten pregnant with Fibroids? Do I need iui or ivf-isci?
    well I just went to gyn today and he thinks I have Fibroids. Has anyone been diagnosed with this and had a healthy pregnancy? Did you feel like you were bloated/constipated? I have had no symptoms except past couple days felt like was bloated/constipated- other than that nothing but when he did pelvic exam was pretty sore and is usually not. Gyn thinks only way I will get pregnant is with ivf-isci because hubby has problems with count but wouldn’t iui do the trick too? I do ovulate, etc. and with iui don’t they wash the sperm as well?
    Hi no the doctor just told me that with the way mine is they dont do anything about it but if they grow larger later on I might have to have hysterectomy then proceeded to give me infertility docs number and said because I am 35 and want a baby I had better do it NOW as I am getting too old, blah blah blah . I asked him is he sure it is fibroid and he said yes he is sure they could verify it though at other other doc. what I dont understand is he is listed as being ob/gyn + infertility so why would he mention or give ultrasound? I plan on after the holiday getting a 2nd opinion & seeing about scan but I dont have any ins. anymore- had it for 4 year with never anything wrong now dont have it and boom something wrong! Thanks for the links will check them out :)

    • Ontario_Mom  says:

      Hi there, have you had an ultra sound or a scope done?

  • Marie  says:

    What are some of symptoms of uterine fibroids?
    I had a late miscarriage in January. I lost the baby because some sort of tissue has wrapped around the umbilical cord and cut it off. Since the miscarriage I have had light periods, been constantly looking and feeling bloated, and I am very sensitive to touch around where my uterus is. I know I sound crazy but I have been ignoring how I feel for a long time and I just want to know if I have any cause for concern. Thanks!

    • Jennifer  says:

      heavy or painful periods, abominal discomfort, bloating, painful defecation, backache, and frequent urination.

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