Impact on daily life
Fibroids can cause health problems, which can make daily life more difficult compared with women without fibroids. Talk to your doctor if you feel you need help in dealing with these daily problems.
- Abnormal menstrual bleeding, which can be irregular and/or heavy periods
- Pregnancy complications because fibroids disturb the reproductive cycle, difficulty in becoming pregnant, increased risk of miscarriage and pre-term birth
- Problems related to fibroid mass or bulk in the womb, such as pressure or pain in the pelvis, frequent urination and constipation or painful bowel movements, pain or discomfort during sex