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Are uterine fibroids wrecking havoc on your pelvic floor?

Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths of the uterus that often appear during childbearing years. They can range in size from as small as a seed to bigger than a lemon.

Doctors aren’t really sure what causes uterine fibroids but think genetics and hormone levels play a role

Oftentimes, uterine fibroids don’t face symptoms and many women don’t even know they have them until their gynecologist feels them during yearly pelvic exams.

If uterine fibroids do cause symptoms, these can include:

  • Heavy menstrual bleeding

  • Menstrual periods lasting more than a week

  • Pelvic pressure or pain

  • Frequent urination

  • Difficult emptying the bladder

  • Constipation

  • Back aches or leg aches

Certain types of fibroids can also cause infertility, possible pregnancy loss, as well as pregnancy complications such as placental abruption, pre term delivery and fetal growth restriction.

Depending on how big the fibroids are and how many there are, it can take a big toll on the pelvic floor.

Often times pelvic floor therapy can help manage symptoms and improve someone’s quality of life by:

  • Addressing overactive bladder

  • Decreasing pelvic pain

  • Resolving constipation

  • Minimizing pain with intercourse

Other forms of treatment can include:

  • Medication

  • Noninvasive ultrasound surgery

  • Surgery

Talk to your doctor about which treatment option would be the best option for you.

Have questions about how pelvic floor therapy can help? Book a free consultation and let us help point you in the right direction!

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