Fibroid & Uterine Health in Calgary

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What Are Fibroids?

Fibroids are noncancerous growths in the uterus that are generally harmless. If fibroids become symptomatic and painful they can cause serious complications. Fibroids develop more often during the reproductive years of a female when estrogen levels are higher.

Symptoms of Fibroids

  • painful periods with heavy flow
  • pain in the low back or legs
  • discomfort in the pelvis
  • anemia
  • constipation
  • painful intercourse
  • the need to urinate often

What Problems Are Caused By Fibroids?

When fibroids become problematic they can cause miscarriage, difficulty getting pregnant, complications during pregnancy and labour. If you are concerned about fibroids affecting your fertility or pregnancy contact Dr. Marnie for a consultation today.