Is constipation a symptom of fibroids?

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It can be. If there is a fibroid that is located in the back of the uterus and it is of sufficient size, it can compress the adjacent colon and cause constipation.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Both constipation and urinary problems can occur, especially if uterine fibroids are located on the outside wall of the uterus. Watch the animation to learn more about symptoms of fibroids.

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Uterine Fibroids

If you have uterine fibroids, you may never even notice that they are there. Ranging from the size of a small seed to grapefruit-sized, fibroids are tumors on the uterus that rarely cause harm. Some women have true discomfort with ...

fibroids, including pain in the abdomen or low back, or pain during sex. Sometimes, uterine fibroids can cause miscarriage, preterm labor, or even lead to infertility. Women in their 40s and 50s, women of African-American descent and women that are overweight are at higher risk of developing fibroids, although an estimated 20-80% of women will have them at some point before they turn 50. If your doctor notices fibroids during an ultrasound or pelvic exam, he or she may want to treat them with medication or surgery.
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