Fibroids are abnormal growths that develop in or on a woman’s uterus. Sometimes these tumors become quite large and cause severe abdominal pain and heavy periods. In other cases, they cause no signs or symptoms at all. 

The growths are typically benign, or noncancerous. The cause of fibroids is unknown.

The cause of fibroids isn’t well understood. Risk factors include a family history of fibroids, obesity or early onset of puberty.

Symptoms and Causes: 

  • Heavy menstrual bleeding, prolonged periods and pelvic pain.
  • Bleeding between periods.
  • Pelvic pain and pressure.
  • Frequent urination.
  • Low back pain.
  • Pain during intercourse.
  • Difficulty getting pregnant.