Uterine Fibroids - When To Call a Doctor
Call to make an appointment if
you have possible symptoms of a problem from a
uterine fibroid, including:
Heavy menstrual bleeding.
- Periods that
have changed from relatively pain-free to painful over the past 3 to 6
- Frequent painful urination, or an
inability to control the flow of urine.
- A change in the length of
your menstrual cycle over 3 to 6 menstrual cycles.
- New persistent
pain or heaviness in the lower abdomen or pelvis.
Unless you have bothersome or severe symptoms,
you will probably only need to have a fibroid checked during your yearly
During a pregnancy, your doctor
will check for changes in fibroid size and position.
Who to see
Uterine fibroids can be diagnosed and treated by any
of the following health professionals:
You may need to see a gynecologist for further testing or
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
March 12, 2014
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