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The Connection Between Uterine Fibroids and Intense Menstrual Cramps

Uterine fibroids are a commonly occurring condition that affects women worldwide. These uterine masses can cause various symptoms, including painful menstrual cramps.

While some cramping is normal for most women, severe cramping can be debilitating and affect a woman's daily activities.

The team at Georgia Fibroids is dedicated to providing exceptional care to women experiencing life-altering fibroid symptoms. We proudly offer advanced therapies and treatment protocols that yield positive outcomes through minimally invasive interventions.

We will explore the correlation between menstrual cramping and fibroids and share how uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) treatment in Atlanta can help alleviate symptoms.

What Causes Menstrual Cramping?

Severe menstrual cramping is a common condition that affects many women during their menstrual cycles. The cramps are experienced as intense pain in the lower abdomen and back.

The root cause of menstrual cramps is not clearly understood, but several factors are believed to be related to their occurrence.

Why Do Fibroids Worsen Menstrual Cramps?

Fibroids can contribute to increased menstrual cramps due to their impact on the uterus. As fibroids grow, they can distort the shape of the uterus and increase its size, leading to stronger and more prolonged contractions during menstruation. Fibroids can also cause thickened uterine lining, resulting in heavier menstrual bleeding. This increased blood flow can further intensify the cramping sensation.

In addition to the physical changes fibroids cause in the uterus, they can disrupt hormonal balance. Estrogen and progesterone, the main female hormones, regulate the menstrual cycle. Hormonal anomalies can lead to irregular or heavier periods, often with more severe cramps.

Understanding the relationship between fibroids and menstrual cramps can help women manage their symptoms and seek appropriate medical treatment.

Treat Menstrual Cramps and Fibroids With Safe, Effective UFE in Atlanta

UFE is a non-surgical fibroid treatment that utilizes a minimally invasive outpatient approach that can dramatically reduce the symptoms of uterine fibroids.

If you are experiencing severe menstrual cramps and believe fibroids might be a contributing factor, please contact us today to learn about our UFE procedure in Atlanta or to schedule an evaluation.

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