Fibroids and Weight Gain

Do Fibroids Cause Weight Gain?

Weight Gain

Fibroids are tissue. As they grow, extra weight, (sometimes as much as 20 pounds), is added to the body. This directly correlates with an increase in fibroid symptoms. Often, uterine fibroids start out small and without accompanying symptoms. However, fibroids can rapidly grow from the size of a pea to a melon or a grapefruit.

Pain, pressure and menstrual volume discharge can increase significantly. As the fibroids grow in mass, they often cause a more visible protrusion or bloating in the abdominal area, making a woman appear to be pregnant.

Can UFE Treat Fibroids Weight Gain?

Weight gain from uterine fibroids can be frustrating and even painful. If you decide to have Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) at The Atlanta Fibroid Clinic, it is possible that you may lose weight as your fibroids shrink over time. Beyond shrinking the size (and weight) of your fibroids, UFE can help improve or resolve other issues that may be affecting your weight, such as:

  • Lighter periods
  • Normal bladder and bowel functions.
  • Less abdominal bloating.
  • Little or no pain during intercourse.
  • Increased energy

If you are experiencing unexpected and unexplained weight gain as a result of fibroids, it is time to schedule a consultation with Dr. Neel Patel at The Atlanta Fibroid Clinic.

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