Uterine Fibroids | Symptoms

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Do fibroids cause problems?

Many women who have fibroids don't have symptoms. In other women, fibroids can cause heavy bleeding during the menstrual period. Periods may last much longer than usual.

Fibroids may also cause pain or a feeling of pressure or heaviness in the lower pelvic area (the area between the hip bones), the back or the legs. Some women have pain during sexual intercourse. Others have a constant feeling that they need to urinate. There may also be a feeling of pressure in the bowel. Some women have constipation or bloating.

Source

Uterine Fibroid Embolization by SJ Smith, MD (American Family Physician June 15, 2000, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20000615/3601.html)

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 09/00

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