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Stomach Ache

Fibroids are abnormal growths in or on the uterus of women. These tumors may grow to be very big, causing severe stomach discomfort and heavy periods. In other circumstances, they produce no symptoms at all. The growths are usually non cancerous or benign. Fibroids have no recognized cause.

If you have the following symptoms, please discuss them with a doctor.

- Heavy bleeding between or during your periods that includes blood clots

- Pain in the pelvis or lower back

- Increased menstrual cramping

- Increased urination

- Pain during intercourse

- Menstruation that lasts longer than usual

- Pressure or fullness in your lower abdomen

- Swelling or enlargement of the abdomen

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- Relieve heavy bleeding

- Relieve abdominal pain

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Can fibroids turn into cancer?

This is a very rare case (Less than one in 1,000). Having fibroids does not mean you are at a higher risk of developing cancer.

How can fibroids affect pregnancy?

If you do not have any symptoms of fibroids, there is no high risk during pregnancy. But if your hormone level increases, fibroid growth may cause pain. Please discuss with your doctor your conditions.

How do I know that I have fibroids?

During pelvic exams, fibroids can be detected.

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