Symptoms of Uterine Fibroids
Non-cancerous, smooth muscle tumors that develop on the walls of the uterus are called uterine fibroids. Generally, uterine fibroids are harmless and are not associated with the risk of uterine cancer; however, there are cases where the use of a power morcellator in surgery spreads the fibroids throughout the body and creates the risk that these cells will metastasize into a rare cancer called leiomyosarcoma.
Here are the symptoms of uterine fibroids, according to Mayo Clinic:
- Long menstrual periods (seven days or more)
- Heavy menstruation
- Pain and pressure on the pelvis
- Frequent urination
- Difficulty with urination or emptying the bladder
- Painful sensation in the back and legs
If you are experiencing these symptoms, you may want to speak to your doctor about whether or not you have uterine fibroids. The sooner you take action, the better your chance of treating the condition before additional complications occur.
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