Fibroids are noncancerous growths of the uterus that often appear during childbearing years, uterine fibroids aren't associated with an increased risk of uterine cancer and almost never develop into cancer.


  • Heavy menstrual bleeding

  • Menstrual periods lasting more than a week

  • Pelvic pressure

  • Frequent urination

  • Difficulty emptying the bladder

  • Constipation

  • Backache


Preventing uterine fibroids may not be possible, but only a small percentage of these tumors require treatment, by making healthy lifestyle choices, such as maintaining a normal weight and eating fruits and vegetables, you may be able to decrease your fibroid risk.