Causes of Intrauterine Fluid Accumulation
The uterus in its normal state does not contain any fluid within its cavity unless it is in the state of pregnancy. As you may or may not know, besides during pregnancy, it is a serious matter when fluid accumulates in the uterus. Unfortunately, many women do not know that they have fluid inside of their uterus until it is discovered by a sonogram or if they begin to experience symptoms.
This can result in even more problems. However, it is important to note that women who suffer from intrauterine fluid accumulation may not show any signs. On the other hand, some women do show signs of intrauterine fluid accumulation. They may experience symptoms like a pungent discharge from the vagina, pelvic pain, difficulty breathing, fever, bloating, stomach cramps and loss of appetite.
Regrettably, many women may not think that their symptoms are a result of intrauterine fluid accumulation because the previously mentioned symptoms can be attributed to so many other ailments. Again, this is another issue that makes detecting intrauterine fluid accumulation difficult. Nevertheless, intrauterine fluid accumulation has many causes. Fluid may accumulate in the uterus because of fibroids or polyps. As well, infections and ailments such a pelvic inflammatory disease can result in the uterus accumulating fluid.
Fluid in the uterus can also be attributed to age. As a woman ages, she becomes more prone to cervical stenosis (the narrowing or constriction of the cervix). As a result, many women who experience intrauterine fluid accumulation are also experiencing menopause. After all, it is difficult for fluid to leave if the exit is narrow. In addition, foreign objects like intrauterine devices may accumulate bacteria and cause an infection. Consequently, the infection can cause the uterus to accumulate fluid.
When all is said done, having fluid in your uterus is a serious matter. It can result in a major health problem if it is left untreated. If you are not sure whether or not you have fluid in your uterus then you should schedule an appointment with your gynecologist. He or she will be able to diagnosis your condition and recommend treatment options if necessary. However, it is important to note that you cannot solve a problem if you do not know that you have a problem. Therefore, do your best to be informed by making sure that you are aware of what is going on inside of your body.