Are the most common non-cancerous growths in the smooth muscle of the uterus. They range from pea sized to the size of grapefruit and more than one can grow at any one time. In about half the number of women who have them they don’t experience any symptoms. Some will experience heavy bleeding at menstruation which, over time can lead to anemia. Other vaginal problems can be experienced with periods such as vaginal discharge, pain on urination or bowel evacuation, irregular bowel movements, back pain, and even kidney distress.
Fibroids tend to shrink and disappear after the menopause.