Fibroids

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.

Symptoms:

  • Heavy menstrual bleeding

  • Menstrual periods lasting more than a week

  • Pelvic pressure

  • Frequent urination

  • Difficulty emptying the bladder

  • Constipation

  • Backache

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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.