Fibroids are uterine overgrowths that develop in and around the uterus in a female. They are nothing but the normal tissue that starts growing abnormally to form a benign or a non-cancerous tumor. Fibroids have become an extremely common condition that can be experienced by females after puberty and the peak incidence of occurrence is around 30 years of age.
More often than not, fibroids are asymptomatic and can go unnoticed for a long time before they get diagnosed. However, sometimes they cause numerous symptoms. The commonly seen symptoms of fibroids are – heavy menstrual bleeding, painful periods (the pain begins few days prior to the periods and becomes worse during periods), a heavy dragging sensation in the lower abdomen or pelvis, pain during sexual intercourse and some complain of excessive weakness due to heavy bleeding.