I posted about this a few months ago and got a few replies. There seemed to be equal numbers saying it had an effect and it didn't have an effect.Personally, I believe my fibroids do influence my IBS. Mine are large enough that I can feel them and it makes sense to me that they would push against my bowel and bladder more than usual. I think this could cause my bowel to spasm more.As I said, others disagree and there doesn't seem to be anything in the literature I've found about this.I hope this info is helpful.
Just noticed this thread and wanted to cast my vote
I had fibroids, mostly posterior (i.e., bothering the rectum), that enlarged my uterus to about the size of a 20-week pregnancy. I had the fibroids removed (myomectomy) at age 40 and my digestion behaved MUCH better for two or three years. Eventually, of course, the little buggers grew back (to 10-week size only) and premenopausal problems started up, so I lost some ground. But I think the surgery was the right decision. I just passed my 1-year anniversary of no periods, 11 years later. I would never have lasted 10 more years with the original crop of fibroids.The gynecologist who did the myomectomy pushed me to have a hysterectomy when the recurrent fibroids attained some bulk, and I demurred, saying I suspected most of my discomforts were due to IBS. He responded, "Yes, but why do you think you have IBS??" Ultimately I had to fire him when he just wouldn't quit pitching for another surgery
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