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10 Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore if You Have Fibroids

Fibroids are non-cancerous growths in or on the wall of the uterus. Fibroids are quite common, especially in women of childbearing age. 

Here are 10 symptoms associated with fibroids you should never ignore;

Heavy menstrual bleeding

Excessive bleeding during your period can be a sign of fibroids, leading to anemia if left untreated. 

Pelvic pain

Persistent pelvic pain or discomfort, especially during menstruation, should be investigated.

Frequent urination

Fibroids pressing against the bladder can cause a frequent need to urinate.

Painful periods

Several menstrual cramps, lower back pain, or pelvic pressure may indicate the presence of fibroids.

Constipation or bloating

Large fibroids can cause digestive issues like constipation or bloating.

Painful intercourse

Fibroids may contribute to painful intercourse.

Enlarged abdomen

An increase in the size of your lower abdomen may be due to growing fibroids.


Lower back pain unrelated to other issues can sometimes be attributed to fibroids.

Leg  or swelling

Rarely, fibroids can press nerves, causing leg pain or swelling.

Infertility or recurrent miscarriages

Fibroids can cause fertility or may increase miscarriage chances.

If these symptoms occur, it is crucial to schedule a consultation at Ludhiana Gastro & Gynae Centre. Early detection and timely management can help alleviate discomfort and prevent potential complications associated with fibroids.