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What are the symptoms of uterine fibroids?

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Some women may find out they have uterine fibroids because their doctor discovers them during a routine exam or ultrasound. You may be different, though.

If you do have symptoms, they might include:

  • Heavy bleeding or painful periods
  • Bleeding between periods
  • Pressure, pain, or fullness in your lower stomach
  • Enlarged abdomen or uterus
  • Constipation
  • Needing to pee often or trouble emptying your bladder
  • Pain during sex
  • Miscarriages or infertility

From: What Are Uterine Fibroids? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

WomensHealth.gov: “Uterine fibroids fact sheet.”

Mayo Clinic: “Uterine fibroids -- Overview,” “Uterine fibroids -- symptoms and causes.”

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Hysterosalpingography.”

UCLA Health: “Fibroids: Symptoms, Treatment, Diagnosis.”

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition : “Dietary glycemic index and load in relation to risk of uterine leiomyomata in the Black Women's Health Study.”

Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research: “Vegetarian diet and reduced uterine fibroids risk: A case-control study in Nanjing, China.”

Health System - University of Michigan: “Uterine Fibroids.”

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on November 10, 2018

SOURCES:

WomensHealth.gov: “Uterine fibroids fact sheet.”

Mayo Clinic: “Uterine fibroids -- Overview,” “Uterine fibroids -- symptoms and causes.”

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Hysterosalpingography.”

UCLA Health: “Fibroids: Symptoms, Treatment, Diagnosis.”

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition : “Dietary glycemic index and load in relation to risk of uterine leiomyomata in the Black Women's Health Study.”

Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research: “Vegetarian diet and reduced uterine fibroids risk: A case-control study in Nanjing, China.”

Health System - University of Michigan: “Uterine Fibroids.”

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on November 10, 2018

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