What are the symptoms of fibroids?

Most fibroids do not cause any symptoms, but some women with fibroids can have:

  • heavy bleeding or painful periods
  • bleeding between periods
  • feeling of fullness in the pelvic area (lower abdomen)
  • urinating often
  • pain during sex
  • lower back pain
  • reproductive problems, such as infertility, having more than one miscarriage, or having early onset of labor during pregnancy

Information provided by:  The National Women's Health Information Center which is Sponsored by the Office on Women's Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services