One of the first signs that I had fibroids was heavy bleed at the time of my period. Sometimes my period would only last 1 to 3 days because my flow was so heavy. Once I bled through my jeans and the seat of my car.
Second, my period came more than once per month. These symptoms could point to other problems as well, but these were the reasons why I started to question what was wrong with my body. I got my period every other week and it would last for 7 days. My friends would say that it happened to them here and there, but mine was more frequent due to the increased hormone levels.
The third thing I noticed was an increase in migraines. I began having multiple migraines per month, or migraines that lasted for months. Mind you, my doctors kept thinking that my migraines were sinus infections so be careful that they don’t misdiagnose you. If your nose isn’t stopped up but you have intense pain in our head and one eye feels as if you can’t see out of it, you might have a migraine.
The other thing that happened to me was a yeast infection. People get those yes, but I got two in two years and that was odd since most of my adult life I had never had one. And recently I got a bacterial infection that was misdiagnosed as a yeast infection and a UTI. If the yeast infection meds aren’t working for you, tell your doctor that you might have a bacterial infection. They seem to need you to tell them what you have these days.
Since my fibroids can be both large or occur in large numbers, I found that pressing on the area right b beside my vagina and closest to my thigh was important. That area seemed very hard for about two years before I realized what was going on. That should have been a clue for me, but I’m stubborn.
Depression is also a sign of your fibroids that causes your body to produce large amounts of hormones. I was crying and being sensitive a full week before my period would even start. Being more emotional than usual whether you are emotional or not, is a sign that your hormones are out of control.
Some experience discomfort during sex. But since I have no partner I didn’t experience that.
If these things become the norm for you, you should go to the doctor and make them do their job. I’m still trying to get the treatment I deserve. Good luck.