Uterine Fibroids are non-cancerous growths that develop in or around your womb (uterus). The growths are made up of muscle and fibrous tissue, can vary in size and can be single or multiple and respond to oestrogen during the womens menstrual cycle

What are fibroids

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What are Fibroids

Who does fibroids affect

Fibroids are the most common condition affecting the female reproductive system in the UK, As many as 1 in 5 women many suffer with the symptoms of fibroids such as heavy menstrual bleeding.

Fibroids usually develop in the reproductive age between 16 and 50 and tend to shrink after the menopause when oestrogen level reduce.

Who does fibroids affect
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Size of Fibroids

These growths range from the size of a pea to the size of a grapefruit and are often multiple

Size of Fibroids
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Symptoms of Fibroids

In some women, the symptoms of fibroids can be severe, affecting their quality of life and other health problems due to:

Painful periods

Heavy periods

Anaemia - which may be caused by heavy loss of blood during your periods.

Bleeding in between periods or with sexual intercourse

Pain or discomfort during sex

Lower back pain

Urge to pass urine

Constipation and bloating

These symptoms may also be caused by other Gynaecological conditions.

At the Mercia Fibroid Clinic you can be assured of a thorough assessment by our Gynaecologists before any treatment options are discussed.

What Next

Useful information Links

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