What does my Weight Gain mean?
Uterine fibroids are known to cause symptoms like heavy periods, severe menstrual cramps, and unpredictable menstrual cycles. But did you know that fibroids can cause weight gain as well? While fibroids are surprisingly common among women of reproductive age, many women are unaware of the prevalence of these growths, as they are not often discussed.
Untreated fibroids can grow very large in size, directly impacting a woman’s weight and even giving the false appearance of pregnancy. Fortunately, there are a variety of treatments for fibroids, including minimally invasive, low-risk procedures that offer significant symptom improvement and a fast recovery. These treatments can restore your health and reverse weight gain and the appearance of pregnancy.
Fibroids vary in size ranging from the size of an apple seed to the size of a watermelon. As fibroids grow, the uterus must expand to accommodate their growth, which can result in a noticeable stomach bulge. Large fibroids are also more likely to press on organs surrounding the uterus or create excessive bleeding.
Causes & Risks
There are several ways that fibroids can add pounds on your scale and a change in your physical appearance.
Diagnosis & Care
If you’re suffering from unexplained weight gain and other fibroid symptoms, it’s best to check in with a doctor who evaluate you and check for these growths.
The Viva Eve team of fibroid and women’s health experts will be able to properly diagnose your condition and suggest the best course of treatment. With longer, in-depth appointments, one-on-one patient education, and an interdisciplinary team of specialists all in house, we provide you with comprehensive, empowering care, whether you’re suffering from fibroids or another gynecologic condition.