- Q How do I manage my uterine fibroids on a daily basis?
For many women, uterine fibroids don't cause any symptoms and therefore don't really require much management on a day-to-day basis. You may need to check in with your doctor for regular pelvic exams to make sure the fibroids aren't growing. If your... Full Answer
- Q Why should I know about fibroids?
About 20 percent to 80 percent of women develop fibroids by the time they reach age 50. Fibroids are most common in women in their 40s and early 50s. Not all women with fibroids have symptoms. Women who do have symptoms often find fibroids hard to live... Full Answer
- Q Can women with uterine fibroids become pregnant?
Most women who have uterine fibroids are able to become pregnant without too many issues. In rare cases, uterine fibroids may make it more difficult to become pregnant if they block the fallopian tubes or cause the uterus to become misshapen, which may... Full Answer
- Q Can fibroids turn into cancer?
Fibroids are almost always benign (not cancerous). Rarely (less than one in 1,000), a cancerous fibroid will occur. This is called leiomyosarcoma (leye-oh-meye-oh-sar-KOH-muh). Doctors think that these cancers do not arise from an already-existing... Full Answer
- Q Should I talk to my doctor about my uterine fibroid symptoms?
If you have symptoms that you think may be caused by fibroids, it's a good idea to talk to your doctor. Noticeable symptoms of fibroids may include heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding, persistent or sudden pelvic pain, abdominal swelling, or problems... Full Answer
- Q Do uterine fibroids run in families?
Doctors aren't exactly sure what causes fibroids, but there is evidence that they may run in families. The cause for fibroids may be related to certain genetic factors, so the condition may be inherited. This means that if your mother or sister has had... Full Answer