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When to Seek Treatment

When fibroids grow large enough, they can cause discomfort or other symptoms. Rest assured, very few fibroids ever become cancerous. Treatment is only necessary when symptoms become troublesome. Symptoms include:

  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Pelvic pressure or pelvic pain
  • Spotting or bleeding between periods
  • Pain with intercourse
  • Frequent urination
  • Difficulty emptying the bladder or constipation
  • Back or leg pain
  • Bloating or pelvic fullness

UVA offers advanced treatment options by doctors who specialize in uterine fibroid treatment.

Call 434.243.4744 to talk to a nurse who will explain your treatment options.