Some women with fibroids have mild or no symptoms, while in others, symptoms are severe and disruptive. Common symptoms include:

  • Heavy or prolonged menstrual periods
  • Abnormal bleeding between menstrual periods
  • Pelvic pain (caused as the fibroid presses on pelvic organs)
  • Frequent urination
  • Low back pain
  • Pain during intercourse
  • An enlarged abdomen, which causes a constant feeling of fullness or pressure

Some women experience iron-deficiency anemia from heavy or prolonged menstrual periods, or abnormal bleeding between periods.


Columbia University Medical Center

Uterine Fibroids
Phone: 212-326-8874

Weill Cornell Medical Center

Uterine Fibroids
Phone: 646-962-9179