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Fibroid pain ?

Pansy2
Pansy2

Hi there was diagnosed with a 2.5 cm fibroid on the left of the uterus 3 years ago . Last scan in January showed it hadn’t grown . The problem is I keep getting a pulling tugging sensation right side lower stomach which makes it very uncomfortable to bend !! I am going through perimenopause at this time and struggling with heavy bleeding , 2 periods in a month and taking iron for the anemia , also have chronic constipation . Just wondering if the fibroid on left is causing my problems on the right any ideas ladies ? It’s actually driving me mad cause the constant ache and tugging is 24/7

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Hello ive been experiencing the same pain alot of dis comfort bloating heavy feeling in bottom of stomach pelvic pain in right ovary i had a biopsy done 2016 found 3 fibroid & a very small cyst ( non canerous) biopsy was normal but now im experiencing so much low back pain tugging feeling from 1 side to the other i cant stand to long took a ultrasound yesterday waiting my results im so nervous & in pain all day

Pansy2
Pansy2 in reply to Bermuda72

Hi there , don’t be worried but make sure your gp refers you to gynae , depending on your age if you closer to menopause they say they will shrink after meno . I did read somewhere that drinking green tea could help shrink them ! I’m trying that at the moment . This fibroid of mine I’m convinced is causing the tugging aching feeling feels like a pulled muscle never goes away , to the right and below of navel . Because I suffer with chronic constipation the doc thinks I’ve got diverticula , not so sure , have never been referred to gynae either but waiting for a colonoscopy . Even small fibroids can cause a lot of pain and bleeding .didnt know they could cause pain and discomfort even when not on period ! Fingers crossed for you thAt your scan is ok , make sure you ask to be referred to gynae if your doc doesn’t offer.no one should be left miserable with horrible symptoms it actually makes my life very miserable , let me know how you get on , good luck !

Bermuda72
Bermuda72 in reply to Pansy2

I cant get a goodnite sleep in over a month i sleep with my heating pad thats helps alot but somedays it dont feel that bad other days it do but its depressing my guy try so hard to comfort me he was actually reading up on it im 48 & still have my period idk if i can handle this till memopause🤷

Pansy2
Pansy2 in reply to Bermuda72

I always take hot water bottle to bed with me I still have periods sometimes twice a month the pain is very bad , bleeding even worse . I don’t have pain when not bleeding just uncomfortable pressure , tugging pulled muscle thing . There are treatments for fibroids just have to get referred first are you in the uk ?

Bermuda72
Bermuda72 in reply to Pansy2

Nope in the US, my periods are regular its not all over the place but its heavy the 2&3rd day i first noticed the little prickle feeling in my right ovary in September then as the month went on it became more like pressure pain bloating constipation & during sex it was a 10 in pain & after that all hell broke loose felt like everything was swollen i was in. Pain & discomfort for a week now im scared to even have sex or think about it i begin to get aniexty thank God my guy understanding with no pressure

Pansy2
Pansy2 in reply to Bermuda72

Aww good to know your man is understanding , I’m not sure where ovary pain is felt my pain is by my bellybutton ? I do know that fibroids can grow during perimenopause because of too much estrogen , and ovarian cysts are common too ! Keep me updated let me know how you get on with gynae x

Bermuda72
Bermuda72 in reply to Pansy2

Ok i will & your ovaries is on the bottom both sides of your pelvis left & right in the groin area

Hi Pansy 2 I had two big fibriods they disided to operate me my pelvic was full of endometrioses what didn t showed up in a mri . I don t want to scare you for no reason but it is a little possibility

Pansy2
Pansy2 in reply to willemine

Hi there that’s interesting I was wandering if going through perimenopause had something to do with it , does endo feel like a pulled muscle ? The feeling just won’t go very uncomfortable can’t even put my socks on ! Am thinking can fibroids have a growth spurt in menopause ? The constipation drives me mad too , did you have that with your fibroids ? My stomach is quite big considering I’m skinny too. Many thanks for your input

willemine
willemine in reply to Pansy2

I didn t was in menopause i became in menopause after surgery when they removed everything. Its like a pulling nerve and i also was constipated because ilthe endometrioses was also a taught to my bowel ( don t know the right word i am from Holland ).

Pansy2
Pansy2 in reply to willemine

That’s awful! It could be a possibility for me how big were your fibroids the biggest one I have is 2.5cm also have some tiny ones , my mother had hysterectomy due to fibroids too . I haven’t been referred to gynae just had to put up with it the docs just tell me eat more fibre drink more water take laxatives none of it works , had to see emergency doc one time for impacted bowel !! Very embarrassing

willemine
willemine in reply to Pansy2

I really din t know you have the same because i am no doctor you can also have a inocent but very painfull spastic bowel movement. My fibroids where big i don t know how big.

Pansy2
Pansy2 in reply to willemine

Your advice has been helpful thank you I’m glad your problems were sorted in the end , bless you !

Bermuda72
Bermuda72 in reply to Pansy2

My stomach is big like im 5/6 months pregnant im also Constipated but what i notice when its like a flare up its worse i try & eat green vegitables everyday so i stay regular without straining & i drink at least 8 bottles of water aday i cut all alcohol out its not as bad but wish i didnt have to deal with this at all

Pansy2
Pansy2 in reply to Bermuda72

Hi there same here , I look like an egg on cocktail sticks lol . Feel like all my symptoms relate to the enemy fibroid but just keep being dismissed all the time . It’s bad enough having the ultrasound drinking all that wAter , trying not to pee yourself while they pressing on your stomach ! Yet some people have fibroids with no symptoms . Yet mines the size of a grape and giving me hell ! I have tried every fruit , veg , liquids and every laxative known to mankind . The back pain is horrendous too , I’m only 49 got more medication than boots pharmacy .Am considering going private for a ct or mri scan just to get sorted can’t cope with this everyday .

Bermuda72
Bermuda72 in reply to Pansy2

Oh i understand really i do i think its where your located because its women out there thats getting the help they need its a matter of the physician bc if i feel as if im going in circles here in Mississippi im relocating somewhere where i can get the help i need have to do researches im from chicago & i reached out to this company that helps women with other alternatives besides hysterectomy

Pansy2
Pansy2 in reply to Bermuda72

Think hysterectomy the last option , some people swear by cutting out inflammatory foods like sugar , having acupuncture .im just praying for the menopause !!!!

Bermuda72
Bermuda72 in reply to Pansy2

I think its a combination of alot of things i gained weight & now the fibroids bothering me again so im just trying to see what helps me i did drink alot of mixed sugary drinks not pops & my diet was terrible

Eleanor1989
Eleanor1989 in reply to Pansy2

A lot of women like myself experience them at menapause x

Pansy2
Pansy2 in reply to Eleanor1989

Hi there had it caused any bowel problems because the gp thinks I’ve got diverticula from the chronic constipation wonder if that’s causing the tugging feeling ? X

Eleanor1989
Eleanor1989 in reply to Pansy2

Yes I have had haemorrhoids and feeling uncomfortable

My fibroid is the size of a satsuma and my womb is retroverted so fibroid on back wall and bulky x

Pansy2
Pansy2 in reply to Eleanor1989

I can relate haemaroids and a retroverted uterus ! Nice combination lol . Do you get that tugging pulling thing too ? Cos I wondered whether that was fibroid related It’s honestly Really bothering me for about a year ! X

Eleanor1989
Eleanor1989 in reply to Pansy2

Yes I do near my belly button tugging feeling..... seeing gynaecologist next week x

Pansy2
Pansy2 in reply to Eleanor1989

Omg really !!! Is it on right or left ? There’s me thinking I’ve got a bloody hernia , diverticula Or tumour !

Eleanor1989
Eleanor1989 in reply to Pansy2

It is on the right x

Pansy2
Pansy2 in reply to Eleanor1989

Snap do you feel it more when you bend forward and sitting on the throne lol ?feels like a pulling muscle ? X

Eleanor1989
Eleanor1989 in reply to Pansy2

Bending x

Eleanor1989
Eleanor1989 in reply to Pansy2

I have one 4 and half centimetres I’m 54 and it’s giving me pain x

No bleeding going through menapause since September last year came off mini pill x

Had lots of tests just had mri on small bowel and seeing gynaecologist

Wind is tilted bulky with fibroid

You dont have a period anymore so is the pain all day? & what do wind means🤷

I meant to say womb lol x

Yes my pain is on and off all day x

Pansy2
Pansy2 in reply to Eleanor1989

I get plenty of wind ha ha, x

Eleanor1989
Eleanor1989 in reply to Pansy2

Are you in pain every day x

How old are you x

Pansy2
Pansy2 in reply to Eleanor1989

I’m 49 and yep pain everyday . Gp thinks it’s my bowel causing the weird pulling referred me to colorectal ! Had this for over a year x

Eleanor1989
Eleanor1989 in reply to Pansy2

Yes that is why I had a small bowel mri last Monday,,,, I had a ct scan and fit test, ct scan showed colon was ok x

So small Berlin has been tested as it might not be fibroids causing pain,

Right side is where bowel is x

Pansy2
Pansy2 in reply to Eleanor1989

Sorry for all these questions ! Let me know what your results are when you get them as they are exactly same as mine !! If you don’t mind that is x

Eleanor1989
Eleanor1989 in reply to Pansy2

Of course x I have been lucky as I have had a lot of tests, I also had a pelvic mri

And internal and external pelvic ultrasound, ca125 and blood tests x

Pansy2
Pansy2 in reply to Eleanor1989

Were these tests on nhs ? Are you in the uk ? X

Eleanor1989
Eleanor1989 in reply to Pansy2

Yes I am in the uk

You can get these tests both private and nhs x

Pansy2
Pansy2 in reply to Eleanor1989

Think there’s backlog here Cos of Covid . Did they refer you for bowel first is that what they thought is was ? X

Eleanor1989
Eleanor1989 in reply to Pansy2

Yes so I am waiting results from small bowel mri,,,,they also wanted to check gynaecology so that’s how I found out about fibroid, I didn’t know if had one.....

my pelvic mri, I paid for privately, best thing I did x it was peace of mind

Pansy2
Pansy2 in reply to Eleanor1989

That’s what I’m considering going private cos the more I wait the more I worry and stress was your fibroid on the left did you say ? X

Eleanor1989
Eleanor1989 in reply to Pansy2

All my tests have been nhs

My pelvic mri was private because I was sick of waiting x

Eleanor1989
Eleanor1989 in reply to Pansy2

My fibroid Is back wall in retroverted uterus x

Pansy2
Pansy2 in reply to Eleanor1989

Will ring you tomorrow after I’ve seen the chiropractor my back seized up 2 weeks ago ! Couldn’t move an inch , agonising pain x

Eleanor1989
Eleanor1989 in reply to Pansy2

No problem

I am working from home, x

Mornings best

Any time is ok, as I’m working from home x

Eleanor1989
Eleanor1989 in reply to Pansy2

The small bowel mri test was ok, the prep drink was ok,,,, and injections were fine, just took a while but worth it xxxx

Pansy2
Pansy2 in reply to Eleanor1989

Not surprised my mom and aunt had fibroids too had hysterectomy ! Prob genetic x thanks for answering all my questions nice to know someone had the same weird pulling thing x

Eleanor1989
Eleanor1989 in reply to Pansy2

I have messaged you my number, don’t worry on your own

Please feel free to phone xxx

Pansy2
Pansy2 in reply to Eleanor1989

Aww bless you ! X

Eleanor1989
Eleanor1989 in reply to Pansy2

It’s better than txting

Pansy2
Pansy2 in reply to Eleanor1989

Thank god I found this site lol really thought was going crazy

Bermuda72
Bermuda72 in reply to Pansy2

Heyy hun you told me to let uk what the ultrasound saw a huge fibroid guess the cyst is gone he said he didnt see a cyst but i do have a enlarge uterus i have to see a gyno everything is slow guessing i should get a appointment in mail next giving u a update my pain has calmed down thank u God but im spotting instead of my period im wondering am i going to premenopausal idk hope i get my appointment soon!

Pansy2
Pansy2 in reply to Eleanor1989

What’s a fit test ??? X

Eleanor1989
Eleanor1989 in reply to Pansy2

It’s a test to see if there is blood in your stool,,,,, mine was negative.....

It’s to check for bleeding in the bowel x

Pansy2
Pansy2 in reply to Bermuda72

Hi there how’s your pain been today ? Any better x

Hi Pansy I suffered with constipation for 24 years I wasnt opening my bowels for upto and sometimes longer than 2 weeks at a time I would have to put a rubber glove on and self evac this I have been doing for 24 years and my tummy is so painfully I could scream it swells to the size a full term pregnancy and is hard to touch. Last year Sept 2019 I had an hysterectomy and they found I had endometriosis and this was attached to the bowel. Endometriosis can go anywhere. But things did not improve.

I was taking Docusate, movicol, and senna. Then 4 weeks I went to the loo dislodged a blockage and lost 2 litres of blood I ended up in hospital they did a ct scan with dye through and found a mass in my bowel. 2 days later I had another Colonoscopy and they took 6 biopsies they found 6 Polyps one of which was large so they removed it 2 firoids and 2 ulcers and 3 large hemeroids on the rectum. I am now on a liquid or soft diet and am awaiting surgery to have a large piece of my bowel removed. So I guess the advice I am giving you is. Dont keep taking laxatives it is not normal if you cant go for more than 7 days you need to be getting help. Dont allow this to continue, dont let them tell you its gyne related because its night.

My Colorectal Surgeon has hit the roof at how long I have been left like this at our local hospital because now I have to have a lifechanging operation.

Pansy2
Pansy2 in reply to Julie3918

Omg that’s awful did the endo cause this? And was the fibroid in the uterus or bowel ?.youve been through hell I hope you feel better after all you’ve been through.im sick of doctors saying fibroids don’t cause problems I’ve only had bowel problem since fibroid came and now I’m in perimenopause I’m sure I’ve grown another got full constant ache and tugging by my bellybutton , had ct scan showed no problem with other organs doc says it’s ibs !! X

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