Many Black women are dealing with the issues associated with fibroids daily. People may talk about certain symptoms of the illness but constipation doesn’t get mentioned as often as it should. It’s one of those problems that can add to the overall discomfort of having fibroids while affecting the overall digestive system. Fortunately, you can do something about it.
Why Fibroids Cause Constipation
The first thing you should know is that not all kinds of fibroids cause constipation. There are different types of fibroids and only the ones that are located in a certain position will have that impact.
Subserosal fibroids are on the outside of the uterus and can place pressure on the rectum if they are at the back of the reproductive system. As a result of this pressure, you can experience varying levels of constipation. As the fibroids get larger, your symptoms are likely to worsen.
Larger fibroids might not only impact your bowel movements but can also cause pain. All these changes should be brought to your doctor’s attention. As an aside, the iron tablets that many women take to combat anemia can also cause constipation.
Tips For Easing The Discomfort
Since the severity of your constipation will be influenced by the state of the fibroids, most tips for alleviating the irregular bowel movements address the growths.
One suggestion is changing up your eating habits to remove foods that