Fibromatous uterus is a condition characterized by the presence of fibroids inside the uterus. Uterine fibroid is a benign tumor that is made up of muscles and connective tissue that come from the uterine wall.
Fibroids are rarely cancerous, and their number may vary. They can be small or even the size of a tennis ball. Uterine fibroids are not associated with an increased risk of uterine cancer and rarely turn into malignant tumors. Many women develop fibroids throughout their lives, but are unaware of their presence, as they often show no symptoms.
Most fibroids do not cause any symptoms and do not require any treatment, except their regular observation by the doctor. Fibroids can be discovered during routine gynecological examination or during prenatal care. Some women who have uterine fibroids may experience:
- excessive or painful bleeding during menstruation
- bleeding between menstrual periods
- complications during pregnancy and labor and increased likelihood of cesarean section
- feeling of fullness in the lower abdomen
- Frequent urination, resulting from fibroids that compress the bladder
- pain during intercourse
- pain in the lower spine
- inability to urinate
- severe menstrual cramps