How serious are the symptoms of a uterine fibroid?

Depends on symptoms. Anyone can get a uterine fibroid, which is an overgrowth of muscle cells in the shape of a ball. Like moles on the skin, they come in different sizes/shapes; RARELY cancerous. You only need surgery if you have symptoms like pain/pressure/incontinence/bleeding/bloating. Size/location don't matter. Lupron (leuprolide) or embolization are ways to control w/out surgery. US follow up is very important.
Varies. Fibroids can have no symptoms (asymptomatic) or cause pain, pressure, frequent urination, constipation or bleeding. Look at www.ask4ufe.com for information.

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What are the common symptoms of uterine fibroids?

Bleeding, cramping. Uterine fibroids are benign growths in the uterus that can cause heavier, longer menstrual periods. Increased cramping with periods is also a symptom of fibroids. They can also cause pressure and heaviness in the pelvis, as well as pain with sex. Read more...

Can you provide me with common of symptoms of uterine fibroids?

Pain and/or bleeding. Depending on the size and location, fibroids can cause heavy or painful periods, pelvic pain or pressure/bloating, changes in urination or bowel movements, miscarriages or infertility. Fibroids are very common and many women have small fibroids that do not cause any symptoms at all. Read more...

My doctor told me I have uterine fibroids. are these serious?

Sometimes. Fibroids are common. They occur when part of the uterus grows too much, but they are not cancer. Fibroids can be small or large, can occur in different parts of the uterus. Sometimes they may cause bleeding, pain, infertility or miscarriage. Sometimes they cause no problems at all. It is important to discuss that with your doctor to see if there is anything you need to worry about. Read more...
Depends. Fibroids are benign tumors in the uterus. They can cause heavy menstrual bleeding, which can lead to anemia. This can be serious if not treated. Fibriods can also cause pain, including painful periods. Read more...

I have diagnosed with 37 x 27 mm uterine fibroid. How serious is it? As I am mongolian who lives in vietnam, I cannot fully understand doctor's explanation. Please advise me how should I treat this fibroid

Common. Fibroids are the most common tumors of the female reproductive tract and this is a small one . They extremely rarely become malignant. They really only have to be treated if they cause symptoms, most frequently abnormal bleeding or start growing rapidly. They shrink after menopause. If they are symptomatic there are several different treatments not all of which are surgical. Hope that helps. Read more...
Not serious. fibroids cannot be treated with medicine.if you bleed heavily because of the fibroids you need extra iron.sometimes the bleeding is very severe and eventually surgery has to be performed for the fibroids--hysterectomy possibly. Read more...

If I have severe bleeding and cramps from uterine fibroids, will I need to get a hysterectomy?

Maybe. The best solution for you will depend on the size and location of the fibroids and your age. It may be possible to control your symptoms with endometrial ablation or uterine artery embolization or ocs. If you are close to menopause, you may be able to use the medicines Lupron and Aygestin (norethindrone) for 6 months. For some women, hysterectomy, especially if it can be done laparoscopically, is best. Read more...
No. If you have significant symptoms from fibroids you can keep your uterus and instead treat the fibroids with uterine fibroid embolization (ufe). There are many reasons to keep uterus in patients who have completed childbearing. Uterus important in sexual health, cardiovascular health, bone health. For ufe you would need to consult an interventional radiologist. Read more...
Not necessarily. Hysterectomy is one method of treating symptoms of fibroids. Other methods include use of hormones, surgical removal of fibroids, and uterine artery ablation (to cut off the blood supply to the fibroids). You and your doctor can decide on the best treatment for you. Read more...