Symptoms of fibroids

Symptoms of fibroids

Fibroids frequently (in around 30 percent of cases) cause a number of different symptoms and may significantly impair your quality of life. Fibroids are almost never associated with increased mortality rates. After the menopause there is relief from symptoms in many cases.

The most common symptom of fibroids are problems with menstruation. Your monthly periods may become irregular or very heavy or last a long time. Heavy periods can cause anaemia and so make you feel extremely tired.

Typical symptoms of fibroids are periods that are irregular, extremely heavy or long-lasting, as well as pelvic pain and pressure.

The growth of fibroids may also give rise to pelvic pain and pressure. If the uterus increases in size, it presses on surrounding organs such as the bladder and bowel. This will make you feel constipated, cause your lower back to hurt or make you want to pass water frequently.

Women with fibroids are also more likely to find sexual intercourse painful (inability to reach orgasm).
Although fibroids do not affect fertility in most women, they frequently cause problems during pregnancy and childbirth.

 

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