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What are uterine fibroids?

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Fibroids are noncancerous tumors that grow in, and on, the wall of the uterus. Not all women who have them notice symptoms, but for some, fibroids can be painful. Symptoms you may have:

  • Heavy periods
  • Feeling pressure or fullness in your abdomen
  • Need to urinate often
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  • Constipation
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Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on February 03, 2017
Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on February 03, 2017

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