Fibroids refer to abnormal growths in or on a woman’s uterus. Although their cause is not established, family history, pregnancy, and hormones are three factors that can influence fibroids development. At times, fibroids can become very large thus causing severe abdominal pains and heavy periods although their growth is non-cancerous.
What are the symptoms of fibroids?
Fibroids symptoms depend on the number of tumors, size, and location. For instance, if you have a small tumor or you are going through menopause, there is a high chance you may not experience any symptoms. Remember, during and after menopause, the hormones that stimulate fibroids growth (estrogen and progesterone) drops significantly. Fibroids symptoms may include:
Heavy bleeding during or after menstruation
Pain when having sex
Pressure in your lower abdomen
Menstruation that lasts longer than usual (prolonged menstruation)