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What are the symptoms of fibroids after menopause?

Written by Joey Morgan - January 04, 2023

Symptoms of Fibroids After Menopause

Fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that grow in the uterus. As women age and approach menopause, their estrogen levels drop dramatically, leading to a variety of symptoms related to fibroids. Here, we look at the common symptoms associated with fibroids after menopause.

Bleeding: Commonly, postmenopausal bleeding is caused by uterine fibroids. This may be unusual or prolonged bleeding from the vagina and can occur both during and after menopause.

Abdominal pain or pressure: Fibroids can cause considerable abdominal pain or discomfort due to the size and pressure of the tumor. Many women may experience a feeling of heavy pressure in their abdomen for weeks before any other signs emerge.

Bowel problems: Fibroids can also cause bloating, constipation, diarrhoea and abdominal cramping due to their placement pushing on the bowels. They may also lead to painful sexual intercourse due to their location in or around the uterus.

Urinary problems: Because fibroids can press down on the bladder or block it off entirely if they’re large enough, they can cause urinary incontinence or frequent urination resulting in more trips to the restroom than usual.

Treatment Options for Fibroid Symptoms Post Menopause

While there is no cure for fibroids, there are numerous treatments available that help manage postmenopausal symptoms related to fibroid growth. These include:

  • Hormone therapy – Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has been used as a way of controlling excessive bleeding and can shrink existing fibroid tumors while preventing new ones from growing and reducing pelvic pain associated with them;

    Medication treatment – Medications like Gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists which are injected into muscle tissue have been found to be effective in shrinking tumors temporarily;

    Uterine artery embolization (UAE) – This procedure involves blocking off blood flow to fibroid tumors using tiny particles injected through an artery near your groin, which causes them to shrink over time;

    Myomectomy surgery – During this procedure, surgeons remove fibroid tumors from within your uterus while leaving healthy tissue intact;

    Hysterectomy surgery– In more extreme cases where other treatments are not effective, hysterectomy surgery may be performed which removes your uterus completely along with all existing tumors.

    At HGH Treatment clinic we understand how important it is for women entering into menopause age to feel good about themselves both mentally & physically which is why we focus on providing personalised care for our patients every step of the way! We treat each individual case separately so you know that your health needs are met precisely as per your unique situation & condition!

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