What are the signs of uterine fibroids
Uterine fibroids are abnormal growths . Fibroids are growths of uterine muscles. A fibroid may remain very small for a long time and suddenly grow rapidly or grow slowly over a number of years.
Signs of uterine fibroids
Bleeding : They cause vaginal bleeding. Submucosal fibroids which grow in the uterine cavity can cause heavy periods as well as bleeding in between periods. They can also cause vagina bleeding after menopause.
Enlarge uterus :Fibroids that have grown very large or numerous fibroids can result in a uterus that is larger than normal. These can often be palpated by your health care provider.
Pain : They can also cause uterine cramping and discomfort. The can also press on organs or tissues nearby and cause abdominal or bladder pain.It can also result in frequent urination or urinary incontinence. Fibroids located outside the uterus and attached to the uterus by stalk can be very painful when the stalk gets twisted. It can also cause painful intercourse.
Miscarriage and infertility : Certain types of fibroids can cause infertility by interfering with implantation of an embryo. Submucosal fibroid which grow into the uterine cavity can also cause a miscarriage. Fibroids can also result in problems during pregnancy such as premature labor and placental abruption.
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