What kind of complaints do myomas cause?

Often fibroids do not cause any symptoms and are often diagnosed as an incidental finding during an ultrasound examination or a CT scan.

The following symptoms may indicate the presence of fibroids:

  • Problems getting pregnant (primary or secondary infertility).
  • Bleeding problems (e.g. prolonged or increased bleeding and bleeding between periods)
  • Pain during menstruation (dysmenorrhoea)
  • Pain and/or a feeling of pressure in the lower abdomen and pelvic area
  • Visible increase in the size of the abdomen (increase in the circumference of the abdomen without ascites)
  • Frequent urination and/or discomfort when urinating
  • Constipation (sometimes with pseudo-diarrhoea)
  • Painful sexual intercourse (dyspareunia)
  • Pregnancy complications and/or miscarriages
  • Paleness, fatigue and general lassitude due to anaemia (iron deficiency anaemia), in conjunction with hypermenorrhoea