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4 warning signs you may have fibroids

Watch out for these signs

They can be harmless but they can also adversely affect women in their child bearing age. They affect a woman’s fertility and can also lead to pre-term birth. The good thing though is that they can be removed successfully through surgery.

But how do you know if you are having uterine fibroids? The surest way is having your doctor check you out. Even so, there are telltale signs that could mean you have fibroids. But never make a conclusion that you have them until your doctor examines you.

Check out some of the common signs:

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1. Heavier and longer periods

If you have fibroids, you may have heavier periods than normal that also last longer than usual. Although endometriosis or other health conditions can also affect the heaviness of your periods, it could also be a sign of fibroids.

2. Frequent urination

Fibroids vary in size. If they have grown on the outside of the uterus and are quite big, they may exert pressure on your bladder. The pressure makes your bladder feel full thus increasing your visits to the washroom. Other conditions such as diabetes or UTI also cause frequent urination hence the need to see a doctor for diagnosis.

3. Painful intercourse

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Again, painful intercourse happens due to various reasons fibroids being one of them. If the fibroids are close to the cervix, they can hurt during sex or even bleed.

4. Lower back pain

Large fibroids press against your muscles leading to lower back pains. In some cases, you could also experience abdominal pains.

If you notice the above symptoms, ensure you visit a doctor for diagnosis and treatment.

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