Symptoms

Most women with fibroids never experience any symptoms. However those who do suffer from one or more of the following symptoms will most likely need some form of treatment:

  • Very heavy menstrual bleeding and prolonged monthly periods, sometimes with clots

  • Frequent occurrence of soiling events due to excessive menstrual bleeding

  • Anemia (excessive fatigue due to low red blood count)

  • Pelvic pain or pressure

  • Pressure on the bladder which leads to a constant need to urinate or incontinence

  • Pain in the back of the legs

  • Pain during sexual intercourse

  • Pressure on the bowel which can lead to constipation and/or bloating

  • An enlarged abdomen which may be mistaken for weight gain or pregnancy