Uterine Fibroids tumors is something that is quite common these days. It is a condition that can affect pretty much any woman at any time, as it is simply categorized by the presence of benign tumors in the uterus.
These Uterine Fibroids tumors are composed of the same smooth muscle fibers that are found in the uterine wall (also known as the myometrium), only they are much denser; and they are round or semi-round in shape.
Although the tumors associated with Uterine Fibroids are usually benign and the side effects of the condition are often unnoticeable or slight, there are some complications that can go along with this diagnosis. If the Uterine Fibroids tumors are in a compromising position along the uterine walls or if the condition progresses or if the tumors grow to an onerous size they can cause other symptoms.
These symptoms can feel like those that might normally be associated with other natural conditions like PMS so it is important to get checked out if your symptoms seem to persist much longer than necessary.
Symptoms of basic Uterine Fibroids, then, might include:
- Extremely heavy periods
- Painful periods
- Prolonged periods
- Excessive bleeding
- Severe, localized pain
When in a more progressive state, Uterine Fibroids can also cause much more serious, and perhaps distinctive, symptoms.
- Pressure in the uterine area (the groin, lower abdomen, etc)
- Pain in the pelvic region
- Pressure on the bladder (which can also cause frequent urination or even obstructed urination)
- Pressure on the rectum (which can result in pain during defecation)