In women who have symptoms, the most common symptoms of uterine fibroids include:
- Heavy or excessive menstrual bleeding
- Prolonged menstrual periods—seven days or more of bleeding
- Pelvic pressure or pain
- Frequent urination
- Difficulty emptying your bladder
- Backache or leg pains
Learn about the types of fibroids, symptoms caused by fibroids and available treatments both surgical and nonsurgical.
When fibroids develop, the uterus enlarges in response to fibroid growth. In some cases expansion can be as big as a full term pregnancy.
Fibroids can cause pelvic pain that could be mild or extreme, constant or just occasional. It can flare up during sexual intercourse, bowel movements, exercise, or your period. Learn what could be causing your pelvic pain.
Find out how heavy bleeding associated with Fibroids might affect you. It can be heavy enough to cause anemia or painful periods
“The worst thing about having fibroids was feeling like there was an alien inside of me. I had such horrible cramps, I had a feeling of heaviness a feeling of being totally out of control. It was devastating to my social life and to my professional life.”