Uterine fibroids are benign tumors of the uterus. They are common to all races of women; however African-American women get them more commonly.
Uterine Fibroid Symptoms
The vast majority of women are not aware they have uterine fibroids because they often don't cause any symptoms.
Dr. Brian Kouri states that if uterine fibroids are not causing any symptoms, they do not require treatment.
However when they do cause symptoms, those symptoms can be quite significant.
Symptoms associated with bleeding:
- Heavy menstrual cycles
- Prolonged menstrual cycles
- Irregular menstrual cycles
Symptoms associated with the size of the fibroids:
- Pushing on organs within the pelvis
- Pain with sexual intercourse
Appointments with Dr. Kouri may be requested online or by calling 888-716-WAKE.