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Is it possible that fibroids can press down on lower bowel?

Dec 2012
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is it possible that fibroids can press down on lower bowel.
Posted Tue, 17 Sep 2013 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Nsah Bernard 40 minutes later
Brief Answer:
yes when they are sizeable enough

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Actually fibroids when large enough can press down bowels and even the upper bowels. They are usually first circular masses that occupy a great deal of volume in the abdomen. It can even make a woman feel pregnant and distended abdomen. Huge fibroids can cause constipation or bowel obstruction. If this becomes the case, then it might require surgical removal.

Hope this helps and wish you the best.
Dr. Nsah
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