Although about 70% of women with fibroids are asymptomatic, fibroids constitute a major health issue for women. Morbidity includes:
- Abnormal uterine bleeding.
- Pelvic pressure
- Reproductive dysfunction.
The most common symptom associated with fibroid is prolonged or excessive uterine bleeding during your period or frequent menstrual bleeding occurring every 21 days or less often with clot formation.
Pressure effects arise as the size of the fibroid increases. Such pressure symptoms may feel like heaviness or bloating. They may press on adjacent structures producing urinary symptoms or constipation or dyspareunia according to the fibroids location.