How Do You Know If You Have Fibroids?
Take Dr. Donnica's Decisionnaire ™. Check off all the points that apply to you and take this list with you when you consult your physician.
|___ || I have a sense of lower abdominal pain, fullness, pressure, or bloating.|
|___ || I have constipation.|
|___ || I have pain with intercourse, especially low back pain.|
|___ || I have pain down my leg.|
|___ || I have lower back pain and no history of back problems.|
|___ || I have had problems getting pregnant or staying pregnant.|
|___ || My mother or sister(s) had fibroids.|
|___ || My periods have been getting heavier and heavier, sometimes with clumps (be prepared to give an estimate of the number of pads or tampons used per day, or how often you have to change them, or if your clothes get soiled despite pad and tampon use).|
|___ || I have bleeding or spotting after intercourse.|
|___ || I have bleeding or spotting between periods.|
|___ || I have urinary frequency or leaking.|
|___ || I'm eating and exercising the same as I used to, but I'm starting to look pregnant!|
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Created: 9/21/2000  - Donnica Moore, M.D.
Having a sense of lower abdominal pain, fullness, pressure or bloating could be a sign of fibroids.