Fibroids are abnormal (non-cancerous) growths that develop in or on a woman’s uterus. They are also known as leiomyomas or myomas. But most females don’t know that they have fibroids because often they cause no symptoms. They are diagnosed incidentally only during routine examinations or when undergoing examination for any other problem. They can vary in number and size and can occur anywhere in the uterus may be on the outer surface of the uterus or within the wall. Most of them are asymptomatic.
Symptoms Associated with Uterine Fibroids:
How are Fibroids diagnosed?
Fibroids can be detected during a routine pelvic examination or ultrasound. Your doctor can recommend an MRI if there is uncertainty in diagnosis. If fibroids are not causing symptoms, they may not need treatment at all. However, depending on the size and location the treatment may non-surgical or surgical.
Thus, although fibroids do not cause any symptoms if you notice any changes in your health or any of the above symptoms you should immediately consult your gynecologist.