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Is Weight Gain a Symptom of Fibroids?

Weight gain can be caused by fibroids in the body. Besides, excess fat as a risk factor of fibroids.

Many of our patients ask if symptoms of fibroids include weight gain. Additionally, many of them ask about the possibility of weight loss after Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE). Today we will answer these questions and explain the link between fibroids and weight gain. Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that are often present in women’s uterus. … Read moreIs Weight Gain a Symptom of Fibroids?

Dear Fibroids: I Want to Wear White Again!

Bleeding from fibroids greatly affects women's life. Wearing white pants is something that they can't do because of embarrassing accidents.

There is a movement sweeping through the heart of Atlanta. If you listen closely you may hear about it, but my guess is that you are much more likely to see it first. In communities across the metro area and beyond, women everywhere are wearing white pants. It doesn’t matter that it was after Labor … Read moreDear Fibroids: I Want to Wear White Again!

Ask Dr. John Lipman: “Can Fibroids Cause Constipation?”

Can fibroids Cause Constipation? Yes, enlarged fibroids can cause constipation by pressing the colon from the outside.

I have a lot of difficulty moving my bowels. I’ve undergone an extensive workup with a GI doctor (including colonoscopy, barium enema, and abdominal x-rays). I also have big fibroids and I am wondering if that is the cause? Can fibroids cause constipation? Chronic constipation can be caused by large fibroids in the back of … Read moreAsk Dr. John Lipman: “Can Fibroids Cause Constipation?”