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Uterine Fibroids/ Uterine Fibroid Embolisation

Uterine Fibroids/ Uterine Fibroid Embolisation - Symptoms

Symptoms usually begin to appear in women in their 30s or 40s although younger women can also develop symptoms from fibroids. Symptoms tend to get improve after menopause, as the reduction in hormone levels reduces blood flow to the fibroids and they shrink.

Approximately 25% of women with fibroids have symptoms. The symptoms depend on the size and location of the fibroids. Common symptoms include: 
  • heavy or prolonged periods (menorrhagia)
  • anaemia - from prolonged heaving bleeding
  • painful periods (dysmenorrhea)
  • urinary incontinence/ urgency - difficulty or need to urinate frequently
  • infertility or miscarriage
  • pressure symptoms on the bowel leading to constipation
  • back pain and sciatica (pain in the lower back and down the leg)
  • abdominal swelling

Uterine Fibroids/ Uterine Fibroid Embolisation - How to prevent?

Uterine Fibroids/ Uterine Fibroid Embolisation - Diagnosis

Uterine Fibroids/ Uterine Fibroid Embolisation - Other Information

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