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Recognizing Symptoms of Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroids, also called myomas or leiomyomas, are among the most common health and reproductive issues affecting women in the United States. Many cases of fibroids are misdiagnosed, unreported, or unnoticed. The National Institute of Health estimates that up to 50% of fibroid cases are asymptomatic.

Uterine fibroids are not cancerous and non-life threatening. Nevertheless, symptomatic fibroids can be painful, disruptive, and even life-altering, causing heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, pressure on the bladder, and even reproductive challenges.

While it is possible for uterine fibroids to shrink without treatment, not all fibroids will go away on their own. Medical assistance might be needed to shrink or remove the fibroids and manage symptoms.

At Georgia Fibroids, we are dedicated to providing exceptional fibroid care. Our team of skilled professionals prioritizes the comfort and safety of our patients. We offer state-of-the-art uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) in Atlanta, which is among the most effective treatment options available.

Georgia Fibroids offers minimally invasive and non-surgical fibroid treatments that successfully address troubling symptoms.

Here are some signs and symptoms of uterine fibroids.

Symptoms of Uterine Fibroids

The cause of uterine fibroids isn’t known, but it is generally believed that hormonal fluctuations and family history of fibroids increase the likelihood of their development.

Uterine fibroid symptoms can vary significantly depending on their number, size, type, and location. Here’s a look at the ten most common signs and symptoms:

Pelvic Pain

When uterine fibroids become large or numerous, they can place pressure on the bladder and bowels, causing discomfort and pain in the pelvic and lower abdominal areas.

Debilitating Menstrual Cramps

During menstruation, the uterus contracts. The tightening of the muscles of the uterus can cause inflammation and discomfort due to the release of lipid compounds known as prostaglandins. Fibroids can amplify the release of prostaglandins, making cramping more intense.

Pain During Intercourse

Pain during sexual intercourse is commonly associated with uterine fibroids. The pain is often aggravated by the size and location of the fibroids, with fibroids near the cervix typically causing the most discomfort. Position during sex and muscular contractions can also be contributing factors.


Intense menstrual bleeding exacerbated by uterine fibroids might lead to anemia, a disorder characterized by low red blood cells and inadequate hemoglobin.

Back Pain

When uterine fibroids have grown abnormally large or have compressed vascular nerves, pain can radiate through the lower back, hips, and legs.

Enlarged Uterus

An enlarged uterus or abdominal bloating can occur due to abnormally large or numerous fibroids distorting the shape of the uterus. Fibroids can also press against other organ systems, causing noticeable protrusion.

Frequent Urination

Atypically frequent urination occurs due to the position of the fibroids, either within or outside the uterine cavity. Fibroids that develop near the bladder or on the outer surface of the uterus can exert pressure on the bladder, leading to an increased urgency to urinate.

Fibroids can also cause frequent urination due to disruption of pelvic floor muscle coordination.

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

Heavy menstrual bleeding, clinically known as menorrhagia, is sometimes intensified by the presence of numerous or large fibroids. The fibroids can distort and enlarge the uterine cavity, affect hormone production, and increase uterine blood flow.


When fibroids grow within the uterine cavity, the growth can interrupt the ability of a fertilized egg to implant into the uterine lining. Moreover, fibroids can inhibit the blood supply to the embryo, often causing pregnancy loss.

Weight Gain

Uterine fibroids can contribute to weight gain in numerous ways. Anemia, a common symptom of uterine fibroids, can cause fatigue and energy loss, leading to difficulty in maintaining an active lifestyle. Hormone fluctuations can also contribute to abdominal weight gain.

If you believe you are experiencing symptoms of uterine fibroids, Georgia Fibroids offers effective UFE treatment in Atlanta. This treatment can significantly reduce pain and discomfort and even restore fertility.

Contact the helpful representatives of Georgia Fibroids today to learn more about our UFE procedure in Atlanta or to schedule an evaluation.

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