Uterine fibroids — growths in a woman’s uterus — usually aren’t cancerous. But they can trigger significant pain and discomfort.
The womenshealth.gov website says typical symptoms include:
- Heavy, painful menstrual periods.
- A sensation of fullness in the lower abdomen or pelvis.
- Abdominal swelling.
- Urinating frequently.
- Pain during sex.
- Lower back pain.
- Reproductive problems.