What are the symptoms of a myoma (fibroid)?
Fibroids may not produce symptoms. In other cases they may cause abnormal bleeding or discomfort. The symptoms can vary in intensity among individuals.
Common symptoms of fibroids
You may experience fibroid symptoms daily or only occasionally. Any of these symptoms can be severe:
- Abdominal, pelvic, or lower back pain that can be severe
- Abdominal pressure
- Abdominal swelling, distension or bloating
- Heavy bleeding during menstrual period (menorrhagia)
- Longer than normal menstrual periods
- Pain during sexual intercourse
- Urgent need to urinate
- Vaginal bleeding between menstrual periods
Serious symptoms that might indicate a life-threatening condition
Rarely, fibroids can be associated with life-threatening symptoms. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, have heavy vaginal bleeding associated with any of the following symptoms:
What is a myoma (fibroid)?
A myoma, commonly known as a fibroid, is a benign tumor that develops in or around the uterus. Fibroids are medically known as leiomyomas and are tumors of the smooth muscle, the tissue that normally makes up that wall of the uterus.... Read more about myoma (fibroid) introduction
What causes a myoma (fibroid)?
The cause of fibroids is not known; however, their development seems to be associated with the female hormone, estrogen. Fibroids appear during the childbearing years when a woman’s estrogen levels are high.... Read more about myoma (fibroid) causes