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Symptoms and treatments for uterine fibroids

symptoms and treatments for uterine fibroids

Uterine fibroids also called leiomyomas or myomas are noncancerous growth of the uterus that sometimes appear during childbearing years. Uterine fibroid almost never develops into cancer and isn’t associated with any risk of uterine cancer. Fibroids range in sizes, from seedlings to bulky masses which distort and enlarge the uterus. Fibroid can be single or multiple, multiple fibroids can expand the uterus and reach the rib cage. Most women do not know that they have these uterine fibroids because they often cause no symptoms in some women, only a pelvic examination or prenatal ultrasound can discover it. Symptoms of fibroids In women who have symptoms, the most common signs include: Heavy menstrual bleeding. Pelvic pressure Menstrual period lasting for a very long time(more than a week) Frequent urination Constipation Backache Leg pain