Fibroids can lead to enough uncomfortable symptoms, from pelvic pain to heavy periods, without having to deal with fibroids weight gain too. But the odds of this occurring are high due to the bloating fibroids cause and the growing size of these untreated non-cancerous tumors. Usually, when fibroids are removed successfully or go away on their own, you lose the excess weight as well. To be sure you get complete relief from fibroids weight gain, however, call the expert at the Downtown Vein & Vascular Center for an appointment. You’ll find a number of effective fibroids weight gain treatments that work.
Could Fibroids Be the Cause of My Weight Gain?
When fibroids first form, they’re very small and may only produce minor symptoms, if any. If they’re left untreated and continue to grow, however, you may start noticing more issues with discomfort and undesired weight gain. When the fibroids enlarge, your uterus expands to accommodate them, sometimes causing your stomach to stick out and appear larger.
As fibroids continue to grow, they become heavier. Fibroids weight gain depends on how many exist, how large they are and their growth rate. As your uterus begins to push on your digestive system and other organs, heavy bloating becomes common. The best fibroid treatment specialists in Downtown Brooklyn and all New York City is available at the Downtown Vein & Vascular Center. The earlier fibroids are treated, the sooner you can lose the weight and prevent other serious consequences.
What Are Symptoms of Fibroids Weight Gain?
Mysterious weight that occurs even after no change to your exercise routine or eating habits may be due to fibroid growth. If fibroids continue to grow and multiply, clusters can form that cause noticeable changes to your abdomen, as well as other symptoms that may include:
- No possibility of pregnancy. Fibroids can be mistaken for a pregnancy as the weight starts to show in your lower abdomen. Untreated, fibroids this large can lead to infertility.
- Constantly bloated. Bloating can be irritating and give you the feeling you’re heavier than you are. The added pressure of a growing fibroid puts pressure on your stomach to give you that bloated feeling.
- Abnormally heavy bleeding. Fibroids bleeding can be extremely heavy, leading to abnormal bleeding around or during your menstrual cycle, as well as spotting in between periods.
- Unable to empty your bladder. Fibroid pressure on your bladder makes it more difficult to completely empty your bladder, causing a feeling of heaviness and discomfort. Alternatively, the added pressure can lead to more frequent urination
Different types of fibroids lead to pregnancy-like baby bumps and weight gain. All fibroids have the potential to cause the appearance of or actual weight gain. The different types of uterine fibroids include:
- When a fibroid grows outside of the uterus, this can cause pressure on other organs and show up as noticeable weight gain.
- When a fibroid forms underneath the uterine lining it’s called a submuscal fibroid.
- The most common type of fibroid, this category is sometimes mistaken for pregnancy at first. When large these fibroids cause a significant expansion of the uterus, pushing into other organs like the intestines and kidneys, it can lead to other symptoms, like pelvic pain.
- This sort of stalk-like fibroid grows in columns instead of a clump or ball. They can appear fibrous and grow either inside or outside of the uterus.
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How Do I Treat Fibroids Weight Gain?
- UFE treatment. Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is a non-surgical treatment option that involves blocking the blood supply to the fibroid. This treatment is less invasive than a myomectomy or hysterectomy.
- Myomectomy or hysterectomy. A hysterectomy eliminates the possibility of future fibroid growth and weight gain by removing the uterus altogether. While it’s the only procedure that guarantees you won’t get any future fibroids, it comes at a drastic price for most women. Myomectomy is aimed at surgical excision of fibroids leaving the healthy uterus in place.
Keeping track of your periods and the duration and heaviness of the flow lets you notice any drastic changes. An in-depth history of your menstrual cycle, as well as information about your goals for pregnancy in the future, helps your NYC doctor determine whether you have fibroids and which fibroids weight gain treatment suits you best. If you’ve been diagnosed with uterine fibroids that require treatment, contact the Downtown Vein & Vascular Center for solutions.
Sergei Sobolevsky, MD, is a leading specialist in endovascular medicine with experience in vascular and interventional radiology. Dr. Sobolevsky has decades of experience in the field, with over 25,000 procedures performed, accumulating extensive experience in image-guided minimally invasive medicine, diagnosing and treating a range of conditions.
Dr. Sobolevsky earned his Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree in 1997 from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He received his specialty clinical training in vascular and interventional radiology at Harvard University. Later, he earned his MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Recognized as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor and named to the Top Doctors New York Metro Area in 2020, 2021, and 2022, Dr. Sobolevsky is licensed in multiple states, has delivered presentations at numerous institutions in the US and abroad, and now acts as a clinical advisor for the biomedical industry. He also held multiple positions in the field during his career, including Chief of Vascular and Interventional Radiology at the Columbia University Medical Center in New York, NY, Senior Vice President in Clinical and Regulatory Affairs at Artann Laboratories in North Brunswick, NJ, and Medical Director at the American Endovascular and Amputation Prevention Center in Brooklyn.More About Dr. Sobolevsky
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