HI! I just had a subtotal hysterectomy four days ago, due to fibroids the size of grapefruits. And I must tell you...I lost not only two kilos (uterus) but a considerable amount of water in the process. So I think there's a clear connection between fluid retention and fibroids. Even my face is slimmer!!.This is finally the solution to months of inexplicable weight gained and bloated tummy, despite diets and exercise. Also I have no anemia since! I had iron tablets for months trying to control it. GIRLS: Have a second opinion. Cheers,
Totally, Yes, 100%...I also agree with the other guests. My fibroids are causing me to gain weight. I am having a very, very difficult time managing my weight; infact, I've gain 15-20lbs within the last two years. I am careful about my diet, exercise 4-5 weekly and still, I feel like I have rocks in my tummy always. Any suggestions?
I haven't been able to find any substantial studies on this but based on my own experience, I'd say that the weight gain is related to the hormone imbalance. I've gained 10 lbs in the two years since I started having fibroid related problems. Nothing changed in my diet. In fact, I cut out my glass of wine at dinner and I've been limiting portions, all to no avail. I just keep gaining weight. Bummer.
I agree with Nanoo. I also have fibroids and have gained 20 lbs. In the last year despite working out 2-3 times a week (usually walking or jogging for 20-45 min. Outside or on a treadmill) and eating mostly fruit (melon, strawberries, blueberries), yogurt and salads. (I was much smaller when I ate pizza, spaghetti and ice cream!) My family members also comment on how I look "bloated" and "swollen." There MUST be a connection between my fibroids and weight gain (and water or fluid retention). I'm currently seeing a doctor and considering surgery.
I have just been diagnosed with fibroids, the scanner said loads of them, and I have gained approx 1 stone since Xmas with a bloated tummy and have had heavy painful periods for about 3 years. I was beginning to think it was me not dealing with things very well but I have been irritable and not very nice to live with for about 10 days every month. I thought it was the menopause but apparently not. Now I have an appointment with my GP to discuss what the next step will be, I feel like I am making some progress at last.
I have a fibroid the size of a grapefruit....and I have gained weight...I'm having a hard time with my bowel and bleeding.
I agree with the bloating,pain and weight gain.I am having my fibroid removed next month and with great relief.My face is super puffy from water retention.This has been an uncomfortable experience for two years with the constant periods.I hope this surgery will bring me some relief and weight loss!
I have gained 15 pounds with the fibroids and I have water retention. I had fibroids for over 10 years. Fours years ago they started to be a major problem. I am eating twice a day, breakfast and dinner. I may have a fruit in the afternoon. I am now gaining weight. I do not know what to do but go for an embolization.
From My experience I wud say Fibroids can definitely cause wt gain. I was overwt after delivery and was doing workputs (30 min walking/ skipping (350 jumps a day)regularly and was also strictly following the diet control and thus cud loss some 11 kgs in 1 yr time. But unfortunately in one month I found I have gained 6 kgs inspite of all workouts and dieting. I was also feeling pretty tired and sick. And irregular periods too. Later on, in scanning I cud know that I had a fibroid of 6.4 mm size. And had to do myomectomy. And nw I am slowly reducing :)) never knew there was sources to shrink fibroid other than surgery :((
I have fibroids and have gained too :( I honestly don't know how long I have had them. But I'm going to an obgyn soon to find out more. I hope after they are gone I hope I will lose. I also have a cyst on my left ovary. I have heard that too can cause weight gain.
I have just had embolization and am now waiting for my stomach to go down. I have been told it will take six months. I have put on about 20 pounds and have noticed not just my stomach, but my breasts, have increased hugely in size over the past few years. I am extremely thin everywhere else, so I really don't think it can be diet, wine, lack of exercise.
I am 26 and just found out that I have fibroids I just recently had a baby(6 months ago) and I have put on weight after I had him. I was bleeding in between my periods and went to the gyn. And he said I have fibroids and it explained y I felt bloated and a lot of pain... Not sure what I am doing yet. I have worked out 4 times a week for a couple of weeks now and have lost nothing almost. I eat sandwiches and salads and that pretty much it
There are no direct relations of weight gain with fibroid. Enlargement of abdomen due to fibroid is misunderstood for weight gain. The affected lady also feel sick and lack of exercise cam lead to weight gain. If he tumor size is too much then there might be slight increase in the weight. The fibroids are located in uterus and uterus is not source of any hormone, so fibroids don't cause hormonal imbalance but affected lady can have stress which can cause hormonal irregularities.