What are the symptoms of fibroids in uterus?

Bleeding and pain. Most fibroids that cause symptoms do so via abnormal bleeding patterns (heavy, irregular) or bulk pressure symptoms due to their shear size (i.e. Pressure on bladder or bowel).
Multiple symptoms. Fibroids can present with heavy painful cycles, irregular period, presence of a mass, urinary frequency amongst others. Sometime fibroids can be asymptomatic and diagnosed only during an exam or ultrasound.

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Can fibroid tumors cause symptoms farther away from the uterus?

Yes. If you have fibroid uterus and loose more blood every month you can have iron deficiency anemia which can present with weakness, shortness of breath on exertion and in some patients eating ice.All these symptoms can be corrected by propertreatment of fibroid tumour surgically and iron replacement therapy. Read more...
If they are large. Fibroids can cause bleeding from the uterus in some cases. Other times they can cause pain and pressure. This happens when they get large enough to press on another structure (like the bowel or the bladder). They would have to be really large to put pressure on anything outside the pelvis. So if the problem is in the pelvis, maybe. If it is in your chest or upper abdomen (belly), that is unlikely. Read more...

Do all women with Fibroids located inside the uterus have heavy and irregular bleeding, or do some women have no symptoms with submucosal fibroids?

Many have none. Many women with fibroids have no symptoms. Treatment should be based on symptoms and not simply the presence of fibroids. Many submucous fibroids can removed hysteroscopically -- a fairly simple day surgery procedure. Read more...
Most not all. Most patients with submucous fibroids have symptoms. A submucous fibrod not only causes pain and bleeding, it can also cause a woman to have difficulty getting pregnant. Submucous fibroids are located in the cavity of the uterus and can prevent pregnancy's just like a IUD does. Fortunatly, Submucous fibroids, are the easiest to remove, on an outpatient basis, with no scars or down time. Read more...

Do I need treatment now, no symptoms, 1 yr ago endometrial lining thickened to 39 mm, uterus enlarged to 13 weeks size with lots of small fibroid?

Maybe. If had a biopsy a year ago and your doctor ruled out cancer as cause of your thickened lining, and you're not having any irregular bleeding, then you might be okay. An endometrial biopsy is only good for 1 year, so it may be time to discuss any uterine conditions with your doctor again. Lots of small fibroids often do not need to be operated on, especially close to menopause. Call dr for appt. Read more...

Dx with mass by uterus but don't think it is a fibroid. Should I be worried by abdominal pain or dizziness? What symptoms SHOULD I worry about?

MD follwup. I am sure that your MD is working on the problem with diagnostic studies. therefore, follow up with your MD and ask him/her whether there is cause to worry. Read more...