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Fibroid Symptoms

Updated on Jun 3, 2021 by Dr. George Bolotin (Vein & Vascular Specialist) of Vein & Vascular Medical Care

There are many reasons why you may be experiencing symptoms related to your uterus. Regular monthly periods that are heavier than normal and sudden weight gain can be attributed to a host of conditions. But as with all medical conditions, it’s best to know if you suffer from a condition that could have dramatic consequences. Uterine fibroids fall into that category. For some women, they may just be a nuisance, but for others, they may cause life-defining pain. Call Dr. George Bolotin at the Astra Fibroid Treatment Specialists for a definitive diagnosis and rapid treatment.

Are Fibroids Dangerous?

Fibroids are growths that occur in or on your uterus that usually are not cancerous. Still, the tumors can wreak havoc on your body, your lifestyle and your reproductive ability. Uterine fibroids create symptoms that vary, depending on the number, type and condition of the growths.

In Brooklyn, Dr. George Bolotin at the Astra Fibroid Treatment Specialists treats all types of fibroids, including:

What Causes Fibroid Symptoms?

The definite cause of fibroids is unknown, but there’s strong evidence that points to the hormones estrogen and progesterone. This is why fibroids are so prevalent in women over the age of 50, since they undergo hormonal changes as they move into menopause.

Younger women have a high rate of fibroids as well, especially those from higher risk target groups such as:

  • African American women
  • Obese and overweight women
  • Women with a family history of fibroids

What Are the Main Symptoms of Fibroids?

Some women never experience any side effects or symptoms of fibroids, which simply come and go undetected. Others may have only one or two mild symptoms. But others still suffer dramatically. Common symptoms associated with fibroids include:

Seek a definitive diagnosis and treatment for fibroids to prevent unwanted consequences, such as infertility and prolonged discomfort. And if you have fibroids while you’re pregnant, complications with the delivery can occur. Don’t wait for symptoms to worsen. The sooner you contact Dr. Bolotin at his Brooklyn-based fibroid center, the sooner you can find some relief.

Dr. George Bolotin has either authored or reviewed and approved this content. Vein & Vascular Medical Care
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