Any lumps discovered in the body might cause some concern, but thankfully they are usually quite harmless. In many cases, doctors won’t even recommend removing them, asides maybe for aesthetic purposes. However, some lumps can cause problems even if they are not cancerous.
Uterine fibroids are growths that are found in the uterus. They are not cancerous and are very unlikely to develop into cancer. However, they are not completely harmless because they can grow to sizes that cause them to have an impact on surrounding organs and tissues.
Doctors will often not recommend treatment for uterine fibroids, other than watching them to make sure they don’t grow too large. This article looks at 10 symptoms of uterine fibroids to be aware of.
Symptom #1: Diarrhea
If your stomach is upset for some reason, it can lead to food being forced through the system faster than it usually would be. This means the digestive system does not have enough time to absorb enough water, and this means that it will come out the other end more liquid than it usually would be.
Uterine fibroids can result in diarrhea. This can be to the patient’s benefit because it can encourage them to get it checked out whereas it might otherwise be overlooked. It is not usually dangerous but should still not be treated with complacency.