[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Symptoms of fibroids can vary from completely asymptomatic, to severe discomfort. The severity of symptoms can depend on the positioning and size of the fibroid, however in some cases even very small fibroids can cause severe symptoms. Symptoms can include

  • Myometrial fibroids
    • Heavy menstrual bleeding if large in size
    • Pressure on adjacent organs if especially large
  • Extra-uterine fibroids
    • Heavy menstrual bleeding if large in size
    • May cause pressure related symptoms
    • Blockage of the fallopian tubes
  • Intra-uterine fibroids
    • Commonly cause heavy menstrual bleeding even if small

If you suspect you may have fibroids, your GP or specialist can perform a manual examination where two fingers from one hand will be inserted into the vagina while the other palpates the outside of your abdomen. For smaller fibroids that may not be detected through manual examination, an imaging device such as ultrasound may be used to better view the internal organs.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]