Fibroids may grow without causing any symptoms.

Larger fibroids may cause:

These symptoms can be severe enough to interfere with your day to day activities. For some women, the symptoms of fibroids can have a negative impact on their work, relationships, and sex life. 

Fibroids in pregnancy

In severe cases, fibroids can cause infertility or pregnancy loss, and can also increase the risk of some pregnancy complications. The presence of uterine fibroids increases the risk of:

  • The baby being in an abnormal position in the birth canal
  • Caesarean delivery
  • Preterm delivery
  • Placenta previa
  • Placental abruption
  • Premature rupture of membranes
  • Intrauterine fetal death