Causes and Symptoms of Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are benign tumors that may develop anywhere in the uterus and range in sizes from small, pea-sized growths to large melons. Because of the wide variation in the size and location of the uterus, symptoms may vary significantly from patient to patient.

This video explains that the causes of fibroids are relatively unclear, but their growth has been linked to the presence of estrogen and progesterone, or the female reproductive hormones. This means that only women of reproductive age are at risk for uterine fibroids (i.e. fibroids are typically not an issue for women in menopause). When symptoms are present, there may be pelvic pain, heavy menstruation, and bloating. Uterine fibroids may also have a negative impact on fertility, requiring treatment before a healthy pregnancy can be achieved.

If you have noticed any symptoms common from uterine fibroids, you should not hesitate to seek care with a physician dedicated to the treatment of these tumors. For more information go to to learn more about fibroids and Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE).

Modern treatment options can have you back on your feet quickly with effective relief of a wide range of fibroid symptoms—including infertility.

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