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Uterine Fibroids

How can fibroids cause urinary symptoms?

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  • AMehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answered
    Fibroid Symptoms
    Subserous fibroids, which are located on the outside wall of the uterus, can press on the bladder, causing urinary symptoms. Watch the animation to learn more about symptoms of fibroids.


  • AJohn Lipman, MD, Interventional Radiology, answered
    Fibroids commonly cause urinary symptoms. They are hard and firm tumors made up of smooth muscle and fibrous tissue. When these tumors are located in the front of the uterus, they can compress the bladder like a paperweight. This does not allow the bladder to fill to its capacity, resulting in increased urinary frequency and nocturia (waking up at night to urinate).
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