How can an enlarged uterus from fibroids be similar to pregnancy?


Dr. Slonim explains below that an enlarged uterus has similar symptoms to pregnancy.

“Having an enlarged uterus can cause similar symptoms as pregnancy if the uterus is pressing on the bladder causing urinary frequency, if the uterus is pressing on the rectum causing constipation. Just the general discomfort of the bulk symptoms, you can feel a mass in your abdomen, as it grows your clothes cannot fit you right. I’ve had patients where the uterus presses on the nerves against the spine, and causes pain down the legs, if it presses on the veins, it could cause swelling in the legs.”


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