The uterus is a hollow organ that is Place in the deep part of the abdomen, between the bladder and the rectum. Most women rarely think about the uterus, more than pregnancy and during the week of the menstrual cycle, but some have medical conditions that affect the uterus in their daily lives. Although exercise is generally safe for women with problems in the womb, it is important to talk to a doctor before starting a moderate-to-vigorous training routine, such as running.
Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths that develop inside the uterus from the muscle tissue of the organ and eventually form a gummy mass around the wall of the uterus. Most fibroids are relatively small, although they can become large enough to change the shape of the uterus. Until 2011, the cause of the growth of fibroids was unknown, although genetic alterations, hormone levels and specific chemicals may be related. Uterine fibroids are usually asymptomatic, but some women may experience pain or pressure near the pelvis, frequent urination and a lot of bleeding during menstruation. Large fibroids that hang from the wall of the uterus can twist during physical activity, such as running. When this happens, the blood supply decreases, resulting in intense pain.
Uterine prolapse is a medical condition that occurs when the uterus detaches from its normal position, occasionally falling in or out of the vagina. The repetitive rebound movement involved in running can worsen the muscles of the already weakened pelvic floor. If your pelvic floor muscles have been weakened or damaged due to natural childbirth, age, chronic constipation, or obesity, running may increase the risk of prolapse. Although a mild case of uterine prolapse usually has no symptoms or side effects, more severe cases can cause pressure on the bladder, intestines and pelvis, pain in the abdomen or lower back, abnormal vaginal discharge or difficulty urinating.
Usually accompanied by severe pain, endometriosis occurs when the inner lining grows outside the uterus. With each normal menstruation cycle, the endometrial tissue thickens, breaks, bleeds and leaves the body. But a displaced endometrial tissue can not leave the body and becomes trapped, irritating the tissues and organs that surround it. Along with severe pelvic pain, many women also experience severe menstrual cramps, excessive bleeding and fatigue. Running can actually relieve the symptoms of endometriosis.According to "Fitness Magazine," regular physical activity can help reduce the levels of estrogen and your body's hormonal pain receptors. But if running worsens the pain of your endometriosis or causes excessive bleeding, avoid activity and consult your doctor.
If you have a medical condition that affects your uterus, talk to your doctor before starting to run. He can help you determine if running is a safe activity for your condition. Also, if you experience abdominal or pelvic discomfort, pain, vaginal bleeding or discharge while running, stop immediately and consult your doctor.