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Do fibroids cause pain & heavy bleeding?

I have a fibroid measuring 1.6cm & have a lot of pain & when the pain gets bad I bleed.


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    Hello Karen,

    Yes fibroids frequently cause pain in the lower abdomen and heavy periods. Even small fibroids that are in the lining of the womb can cause a lot of bleeding.

    I found out I had fibroids when I went to the doctor about my increasingly heavy periods, fatigue and flooding between periods. I am now on the waiting list for the Embolisation procedure.

    There is a lot of information on this site about different symptoms, so have a read. If you are worried about the heaviness of your periods see your GP, they can prescribe medication to help alleviate the flow and pain and suggest treatment options for your fibroids.

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      Hello Angel

      Thank you very much for your reply. This information is very useful as I am in dispute with my dr, because she believes that me fibriods cannot possibly be causing my symptons!

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      Hi Karen,

      In addition to my previous comment, ultra sounds don't always detect all fibroids, try to get an MRI. Your GP should be doing further investigation if they don't feel your symptoms are due to fibroids. If you can't get the answers you want try another GP or push for a referral to a gynecologist if not under the care of one already.

      Good luck

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    im having a hysteroscopy on the first july as they dont believe me bleeding is my 3 cm cyst on my right ovary? they want to do biopsies of my uterus which im petrified of the results but im thinking i could have fibriods? the only thing is im not heavy when i bleed... its minimal. its most days of the month but not alot. Do u think its fibriods as all i read is its heavy bleeding... xx thankyou 
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    Hi, I know this conversation is old. But I have a 1.6cm and I have a lot discomfort and pain constantly. Just find out I had one. They did a virginal and sound ultrasound. can 1.6 cm cause this pain and this comfort? 

    Thank you 

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