Uterine Fibroid Symptoms

Symptoms depend on the size, location, and number of fibroids. Symptoms can be so severe that daily activities are unbearable. However, many women who have fibroids experience very minor symptoms or non at all.

Symptoms

Common symptoms include:

  • Excessive menstrual bleeding
  • Prolonged menstrual cycles
  • Pelvic pain and pressure
  • Frequent urination and incontinence
  • Constipation
  • Backache
  • Leg pain

Causes

Millions of women have uterine fibroids but experts are not positive what causes them. Researchers believe estrogen, progesterone, growth hormones, and genetic changes are related to fibroid growth. Stress and unbalanced micronutirents (such as iron and vitamin D) may also contribute to fibroid growth. Most likely, many factors interacting together cause fibroids.