Health Tip: These Symptoms May Indicate Uterine Fibroids

(HealthDay News) -- Uterine fibroids are growths that form inside a woman's uterus. Though they're not cancerous, they can cause pain and other symptoms.

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says the following warning signs may indicate uterine fibroids:

  • Menstrual bleeding that is heavier, occurs more often or lasts longer than normal.
  • Menstrual cramps.
  • Spotting or bleeding between periods.
  • Anemia.
  • Painful intercourse.
  • Pain in the abdomen or lower back.
  • Difficult or frequent urination.
  • Constipation, or pain during bowel movements.
  • Infertility or miscarriage.
  • Enlargement of the uterus and abdomen.