Uterine fibroids often have no symptoms. When they do, they may include:
Heavy, prolonged, or irregular periods
Pain in the lower abdomen or back
Urinary problems, such as urinary frequency
Rectal problems, such as pain in the rectum
may be used to look for and locate fibroids on the outer surface of the uterus
before removal (myomectomy).
If you have severe pain,
bleeding, or pelvic pressure or have had repeat miscarriages or trouble
becoming pregnant, you will probably have other tests to look for
other possible causes of your symptoms. Two examples of possible causes are endometriosis and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).
And tests for specific symptoms, such as
urinary or bowel problems, may be needed to diagnose the problem or to help build a
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
April 19, 2013
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