Fibroids and Sex.
Fibroids occur in the uterus, not the vagina. But they can grow to a size or be in an area that causes fibroid pain symptoms during sex.
Large fibroids can create a sensation of pressure that interferes with sexual enjoyment. If fibroids are close to the cervix, they may trigger not only pain, but bleeding during sexual penetration.
Yes, painful sex or bleeding during sex are upsetting, but if they are related to fibroids, it’s a problem that can be solved. Start by speaking with a fibroid surgeon. First, to determine if fibroids are the cause. Second, to understand what fibroid treatments are available to you.
If sex hurts, you’re less likely to want it. Pain and bleeding definitely create anxiety. Sex becomes stressful. Maybe you start avoiding intimacy altogether. Take a breath. Fibroids are a medical condition that can be cured without surgery. Their impact on your sex life can be corrected. And a sex-related fibroid problem can stop being a problem.
Painful sex and bleeding are not the only ways fibroids can affect a woman’s sexual health. Fibroids can create an imbalance between two important female hormones, estrogen and progesterone. This hormonal imbalance may lower your libido. Even very small fibroids can influence the estrogen/ progesterone relationship. A diminished sex drive may be the early warning sign that fibroids are present.
Many women simply don’t realize there’s a connection between fibroids, painful sex, low desire, loss of libido. Sex just stops being enjoyable. Or it hurts. Women aren’t always sure why. While everyone goes through shifts in desire, if your disinterest in sex isn’t temporary, if you experience pain or bleed during sex, it’s time to seek medical advice.
Here are some tips on fibroid pain
Fibroids aren’t life-threatening, but they can be life-altering. Painful sex, fear of sex, loss of desire, all impact a woman’s well-being. If fibroids are upsetting your sex life, there is a range of treatment options to get you back to health. It’s very important to know that surgery isn’t your only choice.
Talk to your partner. Avoiding sex may solve the immediate problem, but can lead to much bigger issues. Your partner may not understand why you are avoiding intimacy. Explain that fibroids are affecting your desire or causing you pain during sex. Then reassure them this is temporary. Fibroids are curable.
Don’t put off treatment. If fibroids are making sex uncomfortable or negatively affecting your sex life, it’s time to do something. Speak with a doctor. Be honest about your symptoms. Be clear about what you expect from treatment. Make sure you understand all your treatment options. Not only surgical approaches like myomectomy or hysterectomy but non-surgical alternatives like Uterine Fibroid Embolization. (UFE)
Help for fibroids is simpler than you know. Faster than you think. Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) is a non-surgical procedure that has helped thousands of women. There’s no cutting. No long recovery time. Uterine Fibroid Embolization shrinks fibroids instead of surgically removing them. It’s a safe and very simple solution to a fibroid problem. And because Uterine Fibroid Embolization isn’t surgery, you can expect to be back to yourself in a matter of days, instead of weeks or months.
Do you have symptoms for fibroids?
If you think you have fibroids, schedule an appointment for a professional diagnosis. One of our fibroid surgeons will talk to you about your symptoms and perform a pelvic exam. We may order further testing including an imaging procedure such as an ultrasound. If diagnosed, uterine fibroid embolization may be your best treatment option; it has a 90% to 95% success rate with patients according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information. Here at the Fibroid Treatment Collective, we offer free consultations in-office or over the phone. For more information on fibroids and fibroid symptoms, feel free to contact us at 1 (866) 479-1523.