What are the Signs and Symptoms of Fibroids?
It is estimated that 75% of women with fibroids do not have symptoms, therefore many women don't know they have fibroids.
Whether or not you have symptoms depends on
- the size of the fibroids
- where they are in your womb
This also affects the types of symptoms you are likely to have.
For example, a small fibroid in the wall of your womb probably won't cause any problems, whereas a large fibroid growing outward from your womb might press against your bladder, causing bladder problems.
The most common symptoms of fibroids are:
- heavy menstrual bleeding
- a feeling of pressure in the pelvis (other symptoms depending on this include abdominal pain or pressure, changes in bladder and bowel patterns )
In some cases, infertility may be the result.