Uterine Fibroids

Uterine Fibroids are non-cancerous growths on the walls of the uterus that occur during childbearing age. Also known by the names myomas, leiomyomas or fibromyomas, these generally do not develop into cancer. It is estimated that 75 percent of women have uterine fibroids but do not know about them as these do not cause any discomfort in most cases.

The cause of uterine fibroids is not known at the moment. However, doctors suspect female hormones like progesterone and estrogen might be the culprits. Highest levels of these hormones are produced by the body of a woman when she is having periods, which may result in the condition.

In most of the cases, uterine fibroids do not show any symptoms. However, these may make the life less pleasurable in some of them by inducing pain in the lower back, making them urinate more often, long periods often accompanied by cramps and pain during intercourse.