Uterine Fibroid Symptoms

Usually, uterine fibroid development is asymptomatic at the beginning. And often women learn about it during a routine medical examination or in the later stages, when the symptoms cannot be overlooked. Therefore, it is very important to visit a doctor regularly and discuss all symptoms, even when they are minor.

What Are Some Common Fibroid Symptoms?

There are some common symptoms that may indicate the presence of uterine fibroids:

Heavy monthly periods

Irregular, prolonged menstruation, bloody discharge in the middle of the cycle; in some cases, there is heavy bleeding.

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Pelvic pain and pressure

Pulling pain in the abdomen, feeling of tightness.

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Enlarged abdomen

An increase in the size of abdomen without an increase in body weight due to a growing tumor.

Frequent need to urinate

Constant feeling of a full bladder, frequent trips to the bathroom, even multiple times at night.

Constipation and bloating

The intestine pressure from the fibroid(s) causes constipation and intestinal obstruction.

Pain during sexual intercourse

Sometimes, a woman has large fibroids that press on the internal organs causing pain during sex.

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Fatigue, lightheadedness, headaches that feel like migraines, cravings for ice. If you need to change pads every two to three hours or you go through more than eight pads per day, you may be experiencing abnormal bleeding causing anemia.


Fibroids can cause infertility. The condition increases the risk of a miscarriage and pregnancy complications.

Uterine fibroid symptoms can be very similar to the symptoms of many other possible conditions. Therefore, you must contact your Gynecologist or an Interventional Radiologist without delays to be accurately diagnosed.

Learn about UFE (uterine fibroid embolization), a nonsurgical uterine fibroids treatment

Schedule an Appointment to Discuss Your Symptoms

If you’re experiencing symptoms of uterine fibroids, you probably have many questions. At Atlanta Fibroid Center we have the answers you need to make a proper educated decision regarding uterine fibroid treatment. It can be overwhelming, but we are here to help you get the answers you are looking for.

Today, uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is used as a non-surgical method for treating uterine fibroids, which is performed by an experience Interventional Radiologist. It is a virtually painless procedure and is performed while patients are resting comfortably. The procedure lasts for about an hour, after that the patient can go home the same day with just a band-aid.

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Atlanta Fibroid Center
of Atlanta Interventional Institute
John C. Lipman, MD, FSIR
3670 Highlands Parkway SE
Smyrna, GA 30082

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