Fibroids Can Cause Painful Intercourse
One of the most common complaints women have with fibroids is pain during intercourse. The pain is due to the effect of the fibroid on different organs.
Fibroids press on the bowel and cause bloating which creates discomfort during intercourse or creates an undesirable body image suppressing the desire for being naked.
Pressure on the rectum also increases the chance for constipation which creates discomfort with penetration during intercourse and increased flatulance.
Pressure on the bladder also created discomfort with penetration and the feeling of fullness takes away from the feeling of enjoyment.
Direct pressure on the cervix and the uterus may also cause bleeding and pain which results in reduction of sexual enjoyment.
Studies have shown that women’s enjoyment of sex significantly increases after the fibroids are treated.