Effect of menopause on fibroid symptoms
Most women are concerned about the pain and discomfort that comes with fibroids and if they intensify after menopause. Pre-menopause fibroid symptoms are not entirely dissimilar to post-menopause fibroid systems.
Post-menopausal women may not experience the typical intensity of menstrual cycles usually provoked by fibroids because they no longer have periods.
Regardless, menopausal women may still experience pre-menopausal fibroid symptoms like stomach protrusions, stop-start bleeding, and regular urination.
In some cases of fibroids after menopause, women still experience pain during sexual intercourse, difficulty in emptying their bladders, unusual tiredness, and pain in the leg or lower back.
Take note that women undergoing hormone replacement therapy (HRT) after menopause may not experience significant declines in their fibroid symptoms.
This is due to the treatment combining progesterone and estrogen symptoms.
Will you still need to get your fibroids removed after menopause?
We’ve established the expected shrinkage of fibroids after menopause, so now you may wonder if you will ever need to remove your fibroids surgically after menopause.
It is a known fact that women approaching menopause are inclined to delay treatment for fibroids in the hopes that the onset of menopause will eliminate them.
It is not advised to leave your fibroids untreated, even after menopause.
Outsourcing your fibroid treatment to menopause could cause complications, including deteriorating fibroid symptoms to long-term uterus damage.