When Sex is Painful because of Fibroids

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When Sex is Painful because of Fibroids

Not only can fibroids affect self-esteem and body image, but they can also impact relationships and sex.

In fact, many women with fibroids have reported adverse effects on their sex life for several reasons.

First of all, untreated uterine fibroids have been known to cause pain during sexual intercourse, especially when they grow near the cervix.

They can also create constant pressure in the uterus and surrounding organs that can increase during sex causing additional discomfort.

In fact, the Journal of Sexual Medicine published the results of a study that’s primary focus was to find out if there is a clear relationship between uterine fibroids and painful sex.

For this particular study, participating women with uterine fibroids between the ages of 35 and 49 were randomly selected from the membership rolls of a prepaid health plan.

These women were then asked to provide detailed health information including filling out a detailed fibroid symptom questionnaire with contained several questions about painful sex, known medically as deep dyspareunia.

The participants also had an ultrasound to make sure the fibroid diagnosis was accurate.

The meta-analysis which included a total of 827 women, found that uterine fibroids were indeed, significantly associated with sexual pain.

Not only that, but the study also discovered that fundal fibroids, which are fibroids that grow on the top wall of the uterus, were the fibroid type that was most frequently associated with sexual pain.

Not only can fibroids cause painful sex, but the impact that they can have on a woman’s body image and self-esteem can cause women to feel self-conscious, uncomfortable, and less desirable.

As a result of the impact that fibroids can have on the way a woman feels about her body and herself, plus the pain that they can cause during sex, many women report feeling isolated and distant in their personal relationships.

Fortunately, there is a solution. And treatment is available.

If you or someone you love are suffering from painful fibroid symptoms that are getting in the way of any aspect of your life, please know that help is available.

To get started and to set up a consultation to see about a non-invasive fibroid treatment called Uterine Fibroid Embolization, please do not hesitate to call us at MidAtlantic Vascular and Interventional.

In our next article, we will look at some other ways in which fibroids can cause uncomfortable and painful sex, regardless of the type of fibroid.

 

 

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