There seems to be no end to the number of conditions that have stomach pain as a symptom. That is why the question of “Is that stomach pain normal?” one that you may ask yourself. However, if you have a particular type of fibroids, stomach pain is not something that should be taken lightly. The pain could be a sign that you need to get to the doctor or even the emergency room immediately.
The Fibroids You Should Be Concerned About
There are different types of fibroids and they are generally classified based on where they are located as well as how they develop. When it comes to unexplained stomach pain, any type of fibroid can burst.
Pedunculated fibroids, however, can also twist. That’s because pedunculated fibroids grow from a stalk and can be found in or outside of the uterus.
While the root cause of which fibroids you develop are not well understood yet, it has been surmised that hormones and genetics could play a role.
What Causes Fibroids To Rupture Or Burst
Again, doctors have not identified all the issues that can cause fibroids to rupture or twist. However, some of the factors that can influence the conditions include an increase in your blood pressure, increased abdominal pressure, hormonal changes such as in a pregnancy, or an injury.
Fibroids can also rupture because of another process known as degradation. In degradation, the blood flow to the fibroid is less than it needs to survive.
In most cases, the fibroid shrinks until the blood flow is restored. Sometimes, the decreased flow causes the fibroid to rupture instead.
Interestingly, a twisted peduncular fibroid can affect blood flow and lead to a rupture. That means you would have the symptoms of both a twisted and ruptured fibroid. It should be noted that peduncular fibroids are more likely to burst than other types of fibroids.