Uterine leiomyoma

  • Common non-cancerous growth(s) in the smooth muscle of uterus
  • Symptoms may include abnormal menstrual bleeding, lower abdominal pain and urinary difficulty
  • Cause unknown
  • Cannot be spread from person to person
  • Affects females only
  • Can occur at any age but more common in middle age
  • Commonly disappears after menopause
  • Typically, mild but may cause complications during pregnancy

  • Apply heat to abdomen
  • Elevate your legs on a pillow
  • For lower back pain, lay on side with knees to chest
  • Avoid using tampons
  • Exercise regularly

 

FOR ANEMIA

  • Increase amount of iron in your diet with red meat, shellfish, eggs, beans, and green leafy vegetables
  • Over-the-counter medicine (refer to manufacturer’s recommendation for dosage)
    • Ferrous sulfate
    • Multivitamin with iron

 

FOR CONSTIPATION

  • Eat more fiber (1 tablespoon of raw bran with plenty of water at each meal)
  • Increase exercise (30 minutes per day)
  • Drink plenty of fluids (especially water)
  • Over-the-counter laxative medicines (refer to manufacturer’s recommendations for dosage):
    • Bulk forming laxatives
    • Stool softeners (emollient laxatives)
    • Lubricant laxatives
    • Stimulant laxatives
    • Saline laxatives
    • Enemas and suppositories

 

FOR PAIN

  • Relaxation techniques
  • Distraction
  • Over-the-counter medicine (refer to manufacturer’s recommendations for dosage):
    • Acetaminophen
    • Ibuprofen

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