Fibroids: Exploring Your Treatment Options
Uterine fibroids are benign (non-cancerous) tumors of the uterus and the most common GYN problem for women. By the age of 50, about 80% of Black women will be diagnosed with fibroids. So chances are good that either you, a relative or friend will be treated for fibroids in your lifetime.
Fibroids can range from the size of a pea to the size of a football, and fibroid size and location determine if you will have symptoms that require treatment. Common fibroid symptoms include heavy or irregular menstrual cycles, pelvic pain, painful intercourse or pressure on the bladder or intestines, which can lead to frequent urination or constipation.