These are benign (non-cancerous) growths / tumors of the uterus.  Symptoms vary depending on their size and its location in the uterus.


  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Pelvic pain and pressure
  • Dysmenorrhoea
  • Dysfunctional uterine bleeding
  • Low fertility or infertility
  • Fatigue if iron stores are low
  • Constipation
  • Frequent urination or urgency


Surgical treatment in the form of:

  • Myomectomy – the removal of fibroids while keeping your uterus. This can be done hysteroscopically, laparoscopically or abdominally (laparotomy)
  • Hysterectomy – removal of whole uterus